Information on "'I Want My Rights Now" - A Toolkit for Young People to Advocate Successfully - Vienna World AIDS Conference" (Monday July 19 2010, from 11:00-12:30, in Mini Room 3) - includes a focus on the need for young people to have a strong voice if they want their needs recognised and acknowledged. Requesting your response and ideas...

Facilitators Alex Müller, Esther Paterson, and Lucy Brookes, all from Belgium, will focus on leadership for young people - based on the premise that leadership needs to be youth-based and -initiated. Potential leaders need to know their rights, and they need skills to document, report, and campaign against violations of these rights. This is crucially important for youth who are often discriminated against in the health care system and in society, including: youth living with HIV; lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) youth; and young sex workers. The workshop will aim to enable participants to learn about: the human rights relevant for HIV and health care advocacy, approaches for successful advocacy, ways to document human rights violations, strategies for organising a campaign and mobilising the community, and ideas for starting a network with other participants to exchange experiences and be able to offer mutual support for future advocacy.

What questions or observations would you like the presenters to consider in this session? What observations or ideas do you have related to advancing positive action on this theme? Please engage through this forum; click on "submit a group post" and share your thoughts with us!