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IMPLICATIONS TO MARPs-RELATED PROGRAMMING OF A LARGE YOUNG POPULATION BELOW 35 YEARS OF AGE IN UGANDA (MOST AT RISK POPULATIONS’ SOCIETY IN UGANDA PUBLICATION_2011)

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MARPS IN UGANDA just ended a full year’s exploratory exercise into MARPs issues and a report is on the way. As an organisation contributing to HIV response we wanted to share this insight with MARPs-related organisations. The 12 th of August is International Youth Day. It means many things to youths. For instance to Nelson: “It means that a day has been set aside for youth issues.”  And to Zulaika a lesbian: “well all this is still skewed to reflect a straight girl because I cannot go out there and start telling my story. Yet, this day is to enable youths to tell stories. All governments and NGOs want to hear are the palatable stories of a good child going to school and earning good marks, then getting back home to be subservient to donning parents.” This day brings to the fore what youth need to participate in planning for their future. This was the idea that led to the formation of “World Programme for action of Youth”- WPAY.  They need to ha

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It helps to understand what we have to do before we engage in translating it into action.

PROGRAMMING TARGETING MARPs, KEY AFFECTED PERSONS AND MARGINALISED PERSONS

Can we improve on planning for MARPs? Seminar discussion tools. THE GAY, MSM/TG ·          Social-Political Contextual issues addressing discrimination ·          Providing safe friendly spaces ·          Immunisation ·          Community building skills ·          Sports, creativity   and Games ·          Advocacy and communication-based projects ·          Rectal-microbicide advocacy ·          Prevention Advocacy and Gay Men's Health ·          Care and support projects for MSM/TG living with HIV ·            Capacity building and or leadership development projects for MSM/TG ·          Capacity building for health workers serving MSM/TG ·            Drug/alcohol use and abuse focused projects for MSM/TG ·          HIV/STI counselling and testing projects for MSM/TG ·          HIV/STI prevention projects for MSM/TG ·          Projects utilizing new technologies and/or online social networking ·          Research on MSM/TG health issues ·    

The Psycho-social behavioural determinants and "At Risk" Contexts in Uganda

MARPS IN UGANDA has concluded an appraisal exercise of MARPs issues in 10 regions covering Uganda from July 2010-August 2011. The objective was: to gauge topography, characteristics and contexts within which MARPs and Key affected populations are defined in Uganda as well as showing need for clarity and specificity of programmes targeting overall MARPs and key affected populations. Methodology: 13,250 key leaders were interviewed around vulnerability, environment, economic and socio-politico status that affect MARPs; 270 men only board game groups, 150 pool kiosks and 25 University-based groups were used to generate information on substance use; 52 MSM/TG safe spaces were used to generate information on repercussions of Criminalisation; MARPs were sub-divided further into key affected populations ( MSM, TG, Sex-workers and  Substance Users); 2500 men were probed for health, development and social issues in communities; 120 lower level governme