In 2004, the World Health Organisation's Department of HIV/AIDS and the UK Department for International Development (DfID) supported the Safe Passages to Adulthood programme to develop a joint publication entitled HIV/AIDS prevention and care for especially vulnerable young people: a framework for action. This offers a straightforward guide to priority setting, outlining five core principles underpinning effective HIV/AIDS prevention programming with young people. While of relevance to work with young people in general, these principles establish a framework within which to meet the needs of especially vulnerable young people. The five principles are: Putting the young person first; Promoting meaningful participation; A commitment to rights; Promoting gender equity; and Tackling risk and vulnerability. This follow-up publication is intended to be read in conjunction with HIV/AIDS prevention and care for especially vulnerable young people: a framework for action. It describes programmes in Argentina, Nigeria, Iran, India and Kenya whose work with especially vulnerable young people illustrates some or all of these five principles in action.
University of London, Institute of Education, Thomas Coram Research Unit
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