The HLYA seeks to educate youth and bring awareness to the policies that affect youth living with HIV and youth that are at high risk for HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs). SisterLove engages with youth, ages 13 – 24, on issues including:
- HIV Stigma and Discrimination;
- Reproductive Justice;
- Healthcare Access;
- HIV Criminalization, amongst others.
Youth leaders select the topics of most importance to them and set the policy and advocacy agenda. SisterLove’s staff provides leadership and advocacy training to empower youth to take action in their communities.
The 2016 cohort of youth leaders participated in advocacy days during the Georgia legislative session, presented a policy analysis to the Fulton County Board of Commissioners, and filmed a public service announcement for youth on sexual and reproductive health. Check out the video below!
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Labor Day Weekend 2018 (August 31- September 2) SisterLove, Inc. will host the first Healthy Love Youth Advocacy Statewide Summit (HLYASS) with the purpose of providing advocacy skills training, leadership development, and a space for youth in Georgia to explore and build a youth-centered reproductive justice policy agenda.
The overarching goal of HLYASS is to increase and strengthen the participation of young black women and LGBTQ+ youth in challenging the sexual and reproductive health barriers and inequities they face. During HLYASS weekend intensive, we invite youth ages 16-24 from all over Georgia who are living with or impacted by HIV to learn from experienced policy and reproductive justice advocates from all over the state and country. Although this event is designed primarily for youth ages 16-24, community members and advocates over the age of 24 are welcome to attend as well.
Check out our youth-friendly resources below: