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Life skills

The Right to Know Initiative

UNICEF is working with adolescents in various countries and settings on a communication initiative called "What every adolescent has a right to know". Founded on the principle that adolescents have a right to access vital information (Articles 13 and 17 of the CRC), this initiative actively engages adolescents in the development of innovative communication strategies to reach the most vulnerable youth with information and skills for HIV/AIDS prevention.

Young people are trained on how to conduct participatory research, as well as on the strategic use of various communication channels such as TV, radio, peer-education, theatre, films and Internet. The project has identified 10 basic facts on HIV/AIDS, sexuality, contraception, peer relationships and related issues. Adolescents are able to use their creativity in the development of country-specific communication strategies to make this vital information available to the most vulnerable youth.



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