Youth Stop AIDS in South Africa

What do we want to achieve?

This World AIDS Day, 1st December 2016, the Youth Power collective will be mobilising across the world.

We’ll be taking action, both online and offline, to make sure decision makers know that young people will

hold them to account for their promise to end AIDS by 2030.


● To support young people to take coordinated action globally on World AIDS Day

● To increase public awareness on the continuing AIDS epidemic

● To increase public pressure on decision-makers to prioritise ending AIDS by 2030

Take Action Online!

We want to make sure young people are seen at the centre of the AIDS response this World AIDS Day. For this to happen, we’re asking Youth Power partners and champions to post a photo this World AIDS Day of young people wearing, modeling, drawing or creating the Red Ribbon.

STEP 1: Stage your photo. Gather as many young people as you can and ask them to somehow create the red ribbon. They could draw it on their faces, hold up a picture of it or create it using their bodies!

STEP 2: Take the photo! Clearly show what people are doing, show people smiling, and have prominent main characters. *See the photo below for examples of good practice.

STEP 3: Post the photo.

Youth Stop AIDS World AIDS Day 2015

Timing: Make sure you are able to post your photo as soon as possible to join in with the global celebrations on the day. If it’s taken on your phone, do you have internet connectivity? If it’s being shot professionally, are you able to upload it from the camera to a laptop quickly?

Where: Upload your best photo to Facebook and Twitter, explain what you’re doing and where in the world you are, and use the right hashtags. E.g. We’re using our #YouthPower on #WorldAIDSDay in Zambia to end AIDS by 2030.

Originals: if you have any professionally shot photos, please send the originals to


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