Youth Empowerment, equipping the youth with skills that is necessary for full participation in everyday life. Improved self-esteem, motivation, social skills and academic performance is but a few of the outcomes of Youth Empowerment Programs.
Key populations (also referred to as most-at-risk populations) are people who inject drugs, gay men and other men who have sex with men (MSM), transgender persons and sex workers. They are disproportionately affected by HIV compared to the general population. We currently focus on MSM/LGBTI and Girls and Young women who are disproportionately affected by HIV, stigma and discrimination and human rights abuses.
Since 1990, maternal deaths worldwide have dropped by 45 percent, but every day about 800 women die from preventable causes related to pregnancy and childbirth. Almost all of these deaths occur in low-income settings as a result of conditions that include severe bleeding, infection, high blood pressure, and complications during delivery.
Girls and Young Women are disproportionately affected by the HIV pandemic. In South Africa girls and young women are 7 to 8 times more likely than their male counterparts to contract HIV. This is largely due to gender inequality, gender based violence and relationships of power imbalance.