08:00 - 09:30 EDT

Facts of Life: Youth, Sexuality and HIV


Co-Organized with IPPF, this side event brings together youth activists, politicians and experts to discuss the sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) of adolescents and youth—what’s working, what isn’t and why—as a key element of the global HIV response, exploring the debate around access to services and information; sexual diversity; discrimination; sexual and gender-based violence; and fears and concerns about young people’s sexuality.


Shereen El Feki, Director, Regional Support Team, Middle East and North Africa, UNAIDS.


Alvaro Bermejo, Director-General, International Planned Parenthood Federation
Nipun Srivastava, LGBTIQ man living with HIV, India
Nadia Ahmed Abdalla, Chief Administrative Secretary, Ministry of ICT, State Department of Innovation and Youth Affairs, Kenya
Amery Browne, Minister of Foreign and CARICOM Affairs, Trinidad and Tobago
Namal Rajapaksa, M.P., Minister of Youth and Sports, State Minister of Digital Technology and Entrepreneur Development, Sri Lanka
Gabriella Fesus, Head of Unit G4, Social Inclusion and Protection, Health and Demography, Directorate General for International Partnership, EU
Yana Panfilova, Union of adolescents & youth «Teenergizer», Ukraine
Ponny White, Advocates for Youth, US
Abir Sarras, Co-founder, Love Matters Arabic, Palestine/Netherlands
Stefania Giannini, Assistant Director-General for Education, UNESCO

Zoom: https://unaids.zoom.us/j/96444581285?pwd=SmhyZGlCbGNqWUpFOGp2YnZSUnphQT09

YouTube: https://youtu.be/WWqdTfcTlmA