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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Read GYCA's Spring 2014 Newsletter!

We are excited to announce that our first newsletter of 2014 is out! Check out a sneak peak of the articles below, and read the newsletter to get the full story (with pictures!)!


Talent Youth Association and ECHO hold SRHR Retreat for Young Women in Addis Ababa

With an estimated 1.1 million people living with HIV, Ethiopia has one of the largest populations of HIV infected people in the world. Talent Youth Association (TaYA), a GYCA partner, in collaboration with the Ethiopian Youth Council for Higher Opportunities (ECHO) organized an SRHR retreat campaign in three secondary schools in Addis Ababa (Shimeles Habte, Misrak Goh and Temenja Yaj schools) from December 25 to 27, 2013. Meron Debebe,

GYCA’s National Focal Point for Ethiopia and a TaYa member, summarizes the objectives, activities, and lessons learned.

Two GYCAers take part in the Adolescent Treatment and Y+ Programme Strategy Meetings, Cape Town, South Africa

Musah Lumumba, GYCA’s Link Up Uganda focal person, and Cedric Nininahazwe, GYCA’s Link Up Burundi focal person, participated in the Y+ Programme 2-day strategic meeting in Cape Town, South Africa in April. UNAIDS, in

collaboration with the Global Network of People Living with HIV (GNP+), International Treatment Preparedness Coalition (ITPC) and The PACT organized a second meeting on scaling up treatment and care for adolescents living with HIV. GYCA's West African Regional Focal Point, Ralph Akyea, and Musah Mumumba were there and share an account of the meeting.


IFMSA Assembles to Mobilize Involvement in the Post-2015 Process

Anna Rebeka Szczegielniak, GYCA’s Regional Focal Point for Eastern Europe & Central Asia, recently attended the IFMSA General Assembly meeting and shares her exerience!

GYCA Participates in 47th Commission on Population and Development in New York

The 47th session of the Commission on Population and Development (CPD) in New York ended in the early hours of April 12th with a call from governments to reaffirm the 1994 ICPD Programme of Action. Read the newsletter for a full account of the session!

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