By Jennfier Ehidiamen; Originally posted on ACT2015.
Hello youth SRHR and HIV activists!
Since the launch of ACT 2015 in November, young people have registered 176 Community Dialogues around the world! Check out photos from recent Community Dialogues here!
The deadline to host a Community Dialogue was end of February, so Phase 1 of ACT 2015 is now OVER. If you hosted a Community Dialogue, please submit your reportas soon as possible to the ACT 2015 core team at [email protected].
The ACT 2015 core team will collect and analyze your reports to develop a political activist work book and an online action platform to support youth activists to lobby decision makers in your country to influence their post 2015 position. Phase 2 is about translating priorities set in the dialogues into ACTION to help ensure that SRHR is included and HIV remains a priority in the post 2015 agenda!
If you did not host a Community Dialogue, do not worry: it’s not too late to get involved in ACT 2015! You can either host a Community Dialogue in the next few weeks OR get ready to take action using the political activist work book in Phase 2 in early April.
The political activist work book will empower you to: pick your targets, make your case, map your network, choose your tactics and create a roadmap of activities to influence the national post 2015 position!
Here are some questions that can help you start thinking about how you can take action in the 2nd Phase:
Who are the decision makers in your country that can influence the post-2015 process?
What would be the best way to effectively communicate your messages to these decision makers to advance SRHR and HIV in Post-2015?
Who can you reach out to in your country to join the #ACT 2015 movement?
Remember to join the #ACT2015 conversation on Twitter @CrowdOutAIDS, and link up with other ACT 2015 leaders who are hosting dialogues of their own on Facebook.
Thank you and don’t forget to log your community dialogue on the crowd map.
In solidarity, The PACT and UNAIDS