In 2002, it is estimated that 1.9 million people are living with HIV in Mozambique and that 830,000 of these are young people aged less than 24. In 1999, the government drew up "A Strategic Plan for the Fight against AIDS for 2000-2002".
This series of five manuals focuses on young men. While many initiatives have sought to empower women in addressing gender-based inequality, the needs of young men appear often to have been neglected. This manual applies a gender perspective in working with young men.