Joint position on post-2015

Young people living with and affected by HIV – especially young women and girls living with HIV, young people who engage in sex work, young men who have sex with men, young transgender people and young people who use drugs – belong to the most marginalized and stigmatized groups across the world. In many countries, the existence of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people and men who have sex with men is ignored or denied.

This denial, in combination with discrimination, violence, punitive legislation, and harmful attitudes and norms around “appropriate” sexual behavior, poses a major barrier to young people’s ability to access quality health services and fully realize their human rights – including their sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR).

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Joint position on post-2015: What a stand-alone health goal needs to deliver for highly marginalized and stigmatized young people

For consideration in the development of the final report of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals, the discussions and outcomes of the High-Level Event on the Contributions of Women, Youth and Civil Society to the Post-2015 Development Framework, and in the discussions and outcomes of the Commission on the Status of Women and the Commission on Population and Development.