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May 2, 2019

Women Deliver 2019 Conference

Creativity In Advocacy: Arts, Media & Pop Culture leading the way for HIV & SRHR Integration

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HIV

SRHR

Integration

SDGs

Development

Gender

Gender Equality

Ghana

Africa

West Africa

Advocacy

Arts

Culture

Pop Culture

Women

Women Deliver

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Keywords

HIV

SRHR

Integration

SDGs

Development

Gender

Gender Equality

Ghana

Africa

West Africa

Advocacy

Arts

Culture

Pop Culture

Women

Women Deliver

Abstract

Break The Silos is a project that sought to engage 1000 young people in Greater Accra Region of Ghana on advocacy call for a national HIV and SRHR Integration policy/strategy by engaging 10 active youth HIV and SRHR advocates on a desk review report on integration gaps in SRHR policies/strategies and that of HIV in Ghana. To make a stronger case for integration of HIV & SRHR, The project mobilized youth voices, highlighted 10 stories of Young people showing the realities of people affected by HIV and SRHR challenges and call for the need for an integration policy on HIV and SRHR. With the Ghana AIDS Commission announcing a 70.15% increase in HIV prevalence majority of which are young people in Ghana, there were calls for a shift from the traditional approaches to HIV information and education especially targeted at young people and right in time, Break The Silos Project was already creating impact through arts, media & pop culture on its advocacy for integration of HIV & SRHR. Advocacy March directly reached 1200 young people and distributed 1500 condoms. The march through its artistic nature engaged with people on HIV prevention messages, testing, counseling, and education on SRHR challenges on teenage pregnancies, unsafe abortions and maternal mortality. The march in its media feature, called for the integration to HIV and SRHR in Ghana and highlighted how young people use the creative arts to create awareness of HIV in Ghana. Through creative stories from young people and key populations affected by HIV and SRHR, the project lead a nationwide campaign reaching over 20,000 youth in 20 schools across all 10 regions in Ghana through edutainment activities and interactive theatre create awareness by highlighting challenges and call for a more integrated approach to HIV & SRHR Through arts, media and pop culture, the project demonstrated a shift from the traditional approaches to engaging young people and at the same time created an enabling environment to increase knowledge and access to HIV and SRHR information as well as rally their support on advocacy for an integrated approach to HIV and SRHR

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