Living library project on AIDS Memorial Day where the ‘books’ were real people with stories of their own to share © 2008 Alliance Ukraine Participants in the Photovioce project, India © 2006 Jenny Mathews / Alliance / Photovoice

Youth Stars


Aids Alliance
The Alliance, Alliance Myanmar and PhotoVoice  joined forces in January 2014 to work with the Myanmar Youth Stars – a group of young people, under 25, who represent people most affected by HIV in Myanmar (formerly Burma).

Key groups include sex workers, LGBT people and people living with HIV. The project aimed to increase visibility of key groups, challenge stigma and misconceptions that increase risks faced by them and other young people, and build the skills of the Youth Stars to enable them to be effective advocates and peer educators.

View the video below and a gallery of the participants' work on the PhotoVoice site here.

The project was an activity under Link Up, an Alliance-led project which aims to improve the sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) of more than one million young people living with and affected by HIV in Bangladesh, Burundi, Ethiopia, Myanmar and Uganda.