Written on: Thursday, 18 January 2018 Published in Newsletter
In observance of World AIDS Day 2017, under the theme – Right to Health - the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) collaborated with government and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to host three (3) activities: the annual Awareness Walk and Inter-Faith Service, the annual dramatic production – Flame and the Ribbon, and a Roundtable on Gender Based Violence and HIV. These activities were held on November 25, December 1, and December 5 respectively. The Awareness Walk and Inter-Faith Service, held at Durban Park, was a collaboration with the National AIDS Programme Secretariat (NAPS) and the Ministry of Public Health. During…
Written on: Thursday, 11 January 2018 Published in Newsletter
Members of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Youth Advisory Group (YAG) were trained to advocate in areas of Gender Based Violence, Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights, Sexual Violence, Gender Equality, the UNFPA 2018-2021 Strategic Plan, among other topics, at a workshop held on December 9, 2017 in observance of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence. The sessions were facilitated by staff from UNFPA's Suriname Liaison Office, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the Ministry of Social Protection, and the Ministry of Public Health.
Written on: Wednesday, 10 January 2018 Published in Newsletter
On Friday, 24th December, 2017 the UN System in Guyana participated in the Ministry of Social Protection’s ceremony and exhibition to launch the 16 Days of Activism to End Gender Based Violence in Albion, Berbice (Region 5). During the ceremony, UN Resident Coordinator, Mikiko Tanaka delivered the message of Secretary-General António Guterres. In her remarks, UNICEF Guyana Education Specialist, Audrey Michele Rodrigues noted that efforts to End Violence Against Women and Girls can be supported by encouraging dialogue and healthy debate, supporting advocacy around both violence prevention and response, building partnerships, reforming the education system, leaving no one out, and becoming…