Link Up research published in special supplement of Journal of Adolescent Health

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Research and innovation in services and practice developed through the Link Up project are published today in the Journal of Adolescent Health. The supplement, Integrating Rights into HIV and Sexual and Reproductive Health: Evidence and experiences from the Link Up Project includes commentaries and research papers that demonstrate the breadth of learning generated by the project. The supplement is fully accessible for free online.

ATHENA was a global policy partner in the Link Up project, which improved the sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) of almost 940,000 young people who are most affected by HIV in Bangladesh, Burundi, Ethiopia, Myanmar and Uganda. We were delighted to contribute to this supplement alongside our partners and youth advocates from across the Link Up countries.

The supplement highlights some of the major lessons generated by Link Up, including the urgent need to ensure that rights are centred in Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, especially for young people from key populations, and the value of supporting leadership amongst young people. In addition, the supplement presents original research on addressing inequitable gender norms amongst young people, interventions to reduce stigma amongst health care service providers, and more.

The supplement is an invaluable resource for anyone engaged in research, programming or policy on SRHR for young people. Please read and share with your networks.