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Response of LAFPSH “ Papardes zieds ” to HIV/AIDS in Latvia. “Woman and HIV/AIDS in CEE. Bringing different cum m unities together to advance common goals”, Warsaw, 11.-12.11.2005. Marta Veinberga, project leader, volunteer coordinator ; marta@papardeszieds.lv. About us.

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Response of LAFPSH “Papardes zieds” to HIV/AIDS in Latvia

“Woman and HIV/AIDS in CEE. Bringing different cummunities together to advance common goals”, Warsaw, 11.-12.11.2005.

Marta Veinberga, project leader, volunteer coordinator; marta@papardeszieds.lv


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About us

  • Latvia`sAssociationforFamily Planning and Sexual Health

  • Since 1994

  • A member association of International Planned ParenthoodFederation

  • Working on 5A (Adolescents, Advocacy, Access, Abortion, HIV/AIDS)


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HIV/AIDS in Latvia

  • Total number for Sept 30,2005 is 3725 (x2?);

  • About 40% of HIV+ are younger than 25;

  • Risk groups- IDU sexual partners, young women;

  • 51% of young people of general population (15-24) use condoms during casual sex;*

    *Reproductive health in the population. Study on the situation in LV, 1997-2003, UNFPA


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“PZ” works in 3 levels

Advocacy

Coordination

Programs


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Educational youth projects on SRHR

  • Peer to peer education

    • in Latvian since 1994, in Russian since 2005 (piloting 2001)

    • about 120 classes a year (about 2000 y.p. educated)

    • Youth iniciatives (e.g.Baloon mail)


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Educational youth projects on SRHR

  • Education program for vulnerable young people

    • Prisons, special schools for young people at risk, day care centers for street children;

    • Since 2004;

    • Program of 6 workshops;


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Educational youth projects on SRHR

  • Online counseling (e-mail)

    • since 1998;

    • about 2000 questions a year;

    • 2005- created special web page for young people;


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Example of collaborationCoordination

  • 2002- coalition “Another school”

    • 10 NGOs, youth centers, public org. over Latvia working with peer education in SRHR;

  • Sharing:

    • Common standards for training, examination and certification

    • Common evaluation forms for PE workshops

    • Collaboration


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Example of collaborationCoordination

  • 2002-2005 “Coordinated support for young people health and development”, UNDP Latvia:

    • Handbook for peer educators, training program;

    • Information materials on HIV/AIDS;

    • “PZ”- umbrella organisation for network of 20 NGO`s;


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Example of collaborationAdvocacy

  • 2004- on the basis of “Another school” -55 organisation coalition for advocacy in SRHR

  • Important partners on HIV/AIDS

    • National AIDS Prevention Centre

    • DIA+LOGS

    • Genders

    • ...


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Challenges...

  • Stigma and discrimination reduce

  • SRHR of HIV/AIDS affected

  • Sex education in schools

  • Youth Friendly Health Services


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