We can co-create and come up with solutions

We can co-create and come up with solutions

"They can identify issues affecting them. It can be issues of gender inequality, gender based violence, and they can co-create to come up with solutions.”

Watch below the vlog of Elina Mwasinga of the Coalition of Women living with HIV and AIDS in Malawi who is telling why young people need to be in charge of their own health.

"It is the time we take charge of everything. I mean, everything. Thank you."

"Hellooo, my name is Elina Mwasinga from the Coalition of Women Living with HIV and AIDS from Malawi, talking about young people taking charge. First of all, young people are the largest population in the world. Therefore they contribute to the next coming generation. That means young people need to take charge because it is their responsibility, they understand themselves better, they can identify issues affecting them. It can be [inaudible], it can be issues of gender inequality, gender based violence, and they can co-create to come up with solutions. They have got the strongest voices, they are energetic. Therefore they can make a great change in their health as well as in their lives. Therefore young people are the voices now and we need to understand it is the time we take charge of everything. I mean, everything. Thank you."

About YouthWise

The YouthWise project aims to amplify the voices of young people living with HIV in Kenya and Malawi to enable them to practice self-care and fulfil their sexual and reproductive health and rights needs. YouthWise is a youth- and women-led project, implemented by Y+ Global, Y+ Kenya and Y+ Malawi which are networks of young people living with HIV, AYARHEP (Ambassador for Youth and Adolescent Reproductive Health Programmes) in Kenya and the Coalition of Women Living with HIV and AIDS (COWLHA) in Malawi.

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