GYCA is a youth-led global network of more than 8,000 young leaders and adult allies working on youth and HIV/AIDS in 173 countries worldwide.GYCA's mission is to empower young leaders with the skills, knowledge, resources, and opportunities they need to scale-up HIV/AIDS interventions amongst their peers.

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GYCA Announces Call for Regional Focal Point Applications in 5 Regions!

The Global Youth Coalition on HIV/AIDS is excited to announce that it has opened the application process for 2014-2016 Regional Focal Points!

GYCA is accepting applications from young people aged 18-26 who work in the youth HIV movement in the following regions:

  • Asia Pacific
  • Caribbean
  • Middle East & North Africa
  • North America
  • Western Europe

Be a part of the movement!

GYCA's Regional Focal Point Program prepares young leaders working in the HIV response to be pro-active and effective agents of change. Regional Focal Points are GYCA's eyes and ears in every region of the world. They create a bridge that links grassroots activism and action with global advocacy, helping to usher young people's voices through the corridors of power.

The voices of young people are central to ensuring a strong global HIV response. Young people are disproportionately affected by HIV; every year, young people represent more than 40% of all new HIV infections. As the world meets to establish the post-2015 development agenda, GYCA is committed to ensuring that young people play a role in that decision-making. 

GYCA Regional Focal Points are critical partners in the youth HIV movement. They play a key role in determining GYCA's strategic direction in the evolving global HIV response, helping GYCA ensure that it is truly led by the young people for whom, and with whom, we work. Through GYCA, these young leaders have the opportunity to change the way the world looks at young people.

About GYCA

GYCA, a program of the Public Health Institute, is a global network of more than 8,000 young leaders and adult allies who are changing the face of the youth HIV movement. Based in New York, GYCA is represented in every region of the world by 12 Regional Focal Points. GYCA recognizes the power and potential of young leaders as the best force to address HIV and AIDS in their communities, and works to empower them with knowledge, skills, resources, and opportunities they need to scale up their initiatives.

How to apply

Applications are open and will be reviewed on a rolling basis until Friday, March 21, 2014 at 11:59PM EST. 

Applicants must complete the online application form, upload a CV, and attach a letter of recommendation from a supervisor or a colleague. Access the application form here: www.jotform.us/gyca/2014regionalfocalpoint

More information about GYCA's Regional Focal Point program and the eligibility requirements can be found here.

Any questions concerning the Regional Focal Points program or the application process should be directed to [email protected].


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