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Positive Learning: Meeting the needs of young people living with HIV (YPLHIV) in the education sector

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Author (s): 
P. Gordon (consultant), J. Herat (UNESCO), A. Garner (GNP+)
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Paris, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, 2012

This publication is the first of its kind to analyse the educational experiences of young people living with HIV from a global perspective. It builds on work that both UNESCO and GNP+ have undertaken in recent years, and brings a new spirit of
collaborative action and greater depth to ongoing efforts to support and meet the needs of positive young people. The recommendations are simple, practical and feasible, and are intended to give guidance to educators, policy- and decision-makers as well as activists and professionals working with young people. The shared commitments of UNESCO and GNP+ to human rights, and particularly the rights of young people, have been the driving force behind this collaboration, Ensuring the right of every child and young person to good quality education is at the heart of UNESCO’s work. Ensuring the right of every person living with HIV to equitable access to health and social services and a life free from stigma and discrimination is equally at the heart of the work of the Global Network of People Living with HIV (GNP+). Today, young people with HIV around the world continue to be denied their right to good quality education because of fear, stigma, discrimination and a lack of understanding and support from schools and the community.