The 4th edition of the International Advocacy Campaign "10 Days of Activism"

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Thursday, December 19, 2013

Day 8 - Country Highlights

Daily highlights day 8

Bulgaria

Bulgaria focused on day 8 on street actions:

A couple of volunteers went for outreach and reached 150 people, in front of and on the ice-skating slide

 

Another street work was in the city center where peers made a survey with young boys and girls –asking them several questions and collecting their opinions. Y-PEER Bulgaria also produced a video. The beneficiaries of both events were young people aged between 15-20 years. The aim of those activities was to increase awareness about HIV/Aids.

 

Here's an article about them:

http://ypeer.bg/index.php?page=shownews&newsid=295

Philippines:

Y-PEER Philippines organized a peer Education Training on STI and HIV for Established-based Sex Workers.

This training was organized for the reduction of STI and HIV transmission by effectively motivating peers to adopt safer sex, seek regular STI and HIV testing and take care of their health in the Philippine setting. The objectives of the training were to: understand the importance of Human Rights in advancing Sexual and Reproductive Health of Sex workers and their over-all health and well being; demonstrate interpersonal communication skills that are important in motivating peers to adopt the desired behavior change and recognize that appreciation of one’s body and sexuality is key to empowering individuals to protect their health and sexuality.

 

Bhutan

Y-PEER Bhutan organized an activity on HIV/AIDS awareness in villages at Tashiyangtse community and Tashiyangtse vocational training institute.

The program was organized mainly to educate the uneducated village youths on the various measures needed to curb the HIV infection. The roles and responsibilities of each individual to address the issues were also emphasized. Later in the afternoon, short role play was also conducted in order to give them practical experience of dealing with the issues. Another topic covered on the

day was about the various STI and its symptoms and preventative measures.  

 

 

Jordan 

Y-PEER Jordan engaged into improving skills of peers for high level discussions continued its activities on the day 8 with an extensive training on debate skills and presented a debate  on "early marriage, early pregnancy" during the launch of state of world population report (SWOP) 2013. Her majesty princess Basma, and UNFPA Jordan Assistant representative took part of this event and were so delighted to see the strong performance of youth.

Moldova

Y-PEER Moldova organized a training on sexual reproductive health and right for 20 young
people from Seliste and Ciutesti village. Young people were informed about sexual reproductive health and rights and learned how important is to have a healthy life style.

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Monday, December 9, 2013

Country highlights DAY 7

Only three days left for 10DOA but the spirit of activism is at its top all over the world.We are sure that you all look forward to reading about the amazing activitis lead by Y-PEER national networks.

Bulgaria 


Y-PEER Bulgaria organized a peer educators training for the BRCY Shumen volunteers. Through theatre-based techniques the educators made the 30 volunteers take part in different unexpected situations of outreach work. They were put in the shoes of LGBT people, Roma people, MSM and Sex workers. The aim of the exercise is to promote tolerance and Zero discrimination and also guide peers toward the adequate behavior to adopt in outreach and proximity work with key populations 


China 

Y-PEER China also organized a peer education training in Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, facilitated by  Red Cross Association and 02 peers and targeted 12 participants. The main topic of this peer education was about Key population especially MSM and promotion of safe sex , in order to change attitudes of participants toward MSM.Y-PEER China also organized an online activity on weibo on “Education”. This activity is about research on SRHR education in the United States.



Jordan 

 Y-PEER Jordan organized a dialogue session that lasted 2 hours between a group of 10 active volunteers and a panel of speakers that consisted of governmental body (Higher Youth Council), an organization for youth development, UNFPA/Y-PEER, and a lawyer to discuss opportunities they provide for volunteersInteractive theater : This activity took place at a well- known theater in Amman called al Balad theater, where messages on stigma were delivered through interactive theatre. The team is called "sketshow". Brochures were distributed and reached more than 150 persons.

Moldova

Y-PEER Moldova organized a film The proposed movie was "Juno" Nisporeni. Young people learned what can happen if they have a risky behavior and also they learned from movie’s main characters that we have to take responsibility and act respectively.

Mongolia


Y-PEER Mongolia organized an activity on creating recommendation/information sharing paper. Based on discussions with more than 200 students from High school and suggestions made by the participants of the “The world we want” debating competition for the post 2015 and the decision makers . Also Y-PEERians organized the “silent parade” and “Drama competition” with the club members. Those activities attracted youth from Darkhan city and Dornod province. 

Drama competition was held in Dornod province with the total of 60 students on the theme of sexual and reproductive health, discrimination, gender, minority rights. In Darkhan city, more than 100 students walking holding promotion material on STIs, HIV/AIDS as well as message boards to give respect for the ones who have lost their life within the city downtown.
“Relationship and Love” newspaper dedicated one full page for Y-PEER and 10 days of activism. More than 18000 pieces were distributed, reaching all public 

10 DoA Campaign on 6th December!

Bhutan 


Marking International volunteers day, an event was held at Clock Tower in Thimphu to promite volunteerism. During the event, Y-PEER volunteers were involve in sharing the information to the audience about Y-PEER and its objectives. Among the audience were general public, civil society organizations, non-governmental organization, international organization and to the government organization. On the same event, a partnership meeting took place between a civil society organisation, Youth Media center and Y-PEER to see further prospect of collaboration in Bhutan.

On the online space for China- weibo (similar to Twitter), posts on education were posted. The posts were related to a research on SRHR education in the United States. It got public attention and shared news with netizens. Similarly, tweets around drug use were also shared in which negative impact of drug use and the current situation of drug abuse at international level were shared. The sharing is part of Y-PEER China regular activities during 10DoA in which different topics are selected for each day.

Croatia

In Croatia, youth volunteers from Y-PEER went to three schools and facilitated peer education sessions on sexual and reproductive health during 5th – 6th December. The main target group was primary and secondary school students. In the sessions, students were given a safe space to learn about their sexual and reproductive health and to share their concerns to the peer educators. Altogether, around 1000 young people were able to be benefited from the activities.

Mongolia 

An edu-tainment activity was organised by Y-PEER Mongolia in which a Santa Claus went around to partner organisations (National center for recreation, Ministry of Social Welfare, UNFPA, люongolian student union, Amnesty International Mongolia, Princess NGO, LGBT center NGO, Child for Child NGO) of the network to pass his gifts, mostly merchanide and IEC materials. The activity was to appreciate the partners for their contribution in the 10DoA campaign and encourging future collaboration. Similarly, a university for disabled student were visited to conduct session on the 10DoA and its theme. There were more than 60 young people living with disability present in the discussion on the campign. They shared the limitation of resources for young people living with disability while accessing information and services on SRH.

Nepal 

Y-PEER Nepal in collaboration with various organizations (Namsaling Community Development Center(NCDC), Mahila Jagaran Sangh(MJS), The Peer Foundation(PFI), Green City Women Group),  celebrated another day of 10 DoA with street theatre in the theme “Strong Hands stop violence against women” in Illam district of Eastern part of the country. Through the artistic performance, audience were informed about the 10DoA and  their consciousness was triggered  to stop violence against women and girl. Additionally, audience were well clued up about the legal provision for Violence Against Women (VAW).

Philippines

Save the Children in partnership with Caloocan Social Hygiene Clinic hold the 1st Caloocan Men's Congress in Victory Mall, Monumento, Caloocan City. Organizers made this event in accordance World AIDS Day. 2013 WAD theme is "Getting to Zero”. The Men's Congress is like a school fair where young people does the activities in the event and ensure the young people is in the center of response. Event includes recreational and informative activities with different interactive games to share information on HIV and AIDS including VCT where young people can undergo confidential and free HIV Rapid Test. In the event, peer Educators and HIV/AIDS advocates gathered to raise awareness about the correct information on STI and HIV, and the ways of preventing the transmission. Most of the attendees are male, some are male having sex with male, and transgender. Ranier Naldoza, a member of Y-PEER Pilipinas, and a self-confessed young person living with HIV, was the guest speaker on the Men's Congress. He talked about basic information on STI and HIV, the ways of transmitting the virus, well as the points of preventing it. Highlight of the event was his disclosure when we was first diagnose with HIV at the age of 20, and how his positive outlook in life turn the challenge into an inspiration to many.

Jordan 

A freeze-mob was organised in one of the malls in Irbid, northern part of the country two times. 50 volunteers (Y-PEERians and others) underwent an extensive training a week before in which they learnt the freeze mob and its use and then decided on their moves. Brochures for Y-PEER & 10 DOA were distributed and people were astonished by this specific activity.


Vietnam 

Center for Creative Initiatives in Health and Population (CCIHP), Vietnam Youth prevent HIV network and Vietnam Red Cross jointly organised an outdoor event “ACTION TOGETHER – For a future with no new HIV infection” on 30th Noveber in Hanoi, Vietnam. In this event, series of activities were organised including a flash mob, entertainment activities like: painting and interactive games to aware participants on HIV and AIDS including free HIV counselling service. There are more than 200 young people altogether from high schools, universities, community group, people living with HIV network, red cross network, etc. who got benefited from the activities. 10 DoA campaign was introduced to the participants during the event and they were asked to share what they would like the world to be like. Some key sharing are: Access with Youth friendly heath care service (with non discrimination and stigma, comfortable, good quantity…), Access to comprehensive sexual education and gender equality, legal same sex marriage, and better career and life.

Country Highlights - Day 5!

Nepal

Y-PEER Nepal in co-ordination with other National and International organizations celebrated International Volunteers Day today in Lalitpur district. The whole program included formal remarks from UN Resident Coordinator, Representative from National Planning Commission and fun-filled activities and exhibition, and stories from volunteers. The program was mainly organized to cherish the spirit of volunteerism. The key message was ‘Being a volunteer is not about what you are doing but what for, and at the end of day you get more than what you gave. Volunteerism helps to harness the creativity of young people for peace and solidarity.’
In another event organised for the International Volunteers day, Y-PEER Nepal coordinated with National Planning Commission volunteerism was promoted through an interaction program with multiple stakeholders in the district of Surkhet. The program recognized young people as believers and volunteers who have all the will to change the world.

Bhutan 

On the day of International Volunteer day, Y-PEER Bhutan organized an outdoor activity ‘Clean Up Thimpu’ in coordination with Young Volunteers in Action with support from the public, school teachers, SCOUT and students. It was a comprehensive cleaning in Thimphu and it was done in order to keep our surroundings clean and green ensuring a healthy life. The cleaning campaign managed to clean the town, school, administrative and hospital areas. The cleaning campaign further cleaned the streams and river side.

Bulgaria

Y-PEER Bulgaria had activities in two different cities on the 5th Day of the 10 DoA Campaign. In the capitol city of Sofia, The Y-PEER Youth Club S.U.P.E.R. organized a peer education session with deprived of a parents’ care children. The young volunteers have discussed with the children varous crucial facts about HIV and other sexual transmitted infections and different contraception methods. The session took place at the Center for children deprived of parental care “Pencho Racho Slaveikov”
The Youth Coordinator of club Y-PEER Club “REBELS” Varna was invited to the Discussion about the HIV prevention in the country and especially in Varna.
There were representatives of different NGOs working with different target groups in the HIV prevention. We talked about the problems we had during the year and about the success we have. We discussed our future as working together  NGOs and we set the day of our next meeting and discussion.  The annual event was organized by the Municipality of Varna.


China

Ten volunteers of Y-PEER China were selected to take picture with a blackboard in which blessing words are written and every participants wears red ribbon. CYN members in RUC are in charge of it. We already spread these pictures on Weibo and Renren websites.  This activity has aroused people’s attention again to AIDS from both in and out of school.



Moldova
Nisporeni Team  from Y-PEER Moldova produced a video online and released on 5th December, 2013 on the International Volunteers day. The main purpose of the video is to share information and sensitize young people on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights and to encourage volunteering concept to work on the issue. The video can be found here (in local language) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vG7stWD9TL0&noredirect=1

Mongolia 

Y-PEER Mongolia organised a fund raising party at the Hanzo night club. Along with the fund raising, some IEC materials related to HIV and STIs, sexual health were distributed and participants were seen reading and taking those handbooks and magazines. Around 50 young people joined the party. 

As part of the 10DoA activities, youth peer educators from Y-PEER Mongolia, visited 92nd high school of Songinokhairkhan district to run “The world we all want” discussion session. There were about 50 students who have actively participated and shared their feelings, problems that they are facing for creating the world they want.    
Jordan

In celebration of International Volunteer Day, Y-PEER Jordan in collaboration with United Nations Volunteers organised a huge event that hosted more than 600 persons including young people and adults. Mrs. Muna Idris (UNFPA Jordan, Assistant representative) and Mr. Ahmed Alhendawi (United Secretary General Envoy for youth) attended this event and shared their thoughts with volunteers from all over Jordan. The event included a debate about volunteerism (by the British council), an exhibition for 25 youth-led initiatives, and musical performances by 4 bands.


Saturday, December 7, 2013

Daily Highlights from 8 countries - Check them out - Day 4


Bhutan

Y-PEER Bhutan organized a workshop on “Youth Lead the Change” The workshop was coordinated by Young Volunteers In Action & Y-PEER Focal Points (Khachab Dorji & Dechen Wangdi). The workshop empowered youths about the leadership qualities, values, skills and inner confidence to be a leader.  It was attended by 20 class 12 graduated students in Youth Media Center Thimphu.
The end result of the workshop provided the participants about how to become a leader? And What are the essential things a leader must have? The students also gave feedbacks that it will be very helpful when they become leaders in community, school, universities and colleges and also in organizing events and activities.

Bulgaria

Y-PEER Bulgaria did an outreach activity in the capitol city of Sofia. The volunteers went out in the centre and did some casual talks with the teenagers, who wanted to know more about HIV/AIDS, Contraception and their Sexual Reproductive Rights. The youngsters gave them condoms and brochures as well.

China

An indoor exhibition (“AIDS Month opening ceremony”) was organized at Zhejiang University and facilitated by CYN local members, with adults introducing and discussing with students on voluntary work, and with various interesting activities for youth to participate. Students learned about voluntary work with an emphasis on AIDS. Activities related to World AIDS day are organized through the whole month. On day 3 a weibo (similar to Twitter) on “Education” was posted on CYN Weibo website. The focus was on research of SRHR education in the United States.

Egypt

In coordination with I am Egyptian Association, EMSA and Sinai Women Empowerment, Y-PEER Egypt were able to organise and implement different activities during the 3rd and 4th day of 10DoA. The activities included trainings and orientations and outreach activities on SRHR, street actions in relation to 10DoA themes in different parts of the country (Aswan, Monofya, Mansoura, Sinai, Zagazig and Minnya. The events targeted young people from 13- 25 years of age schools , universities and health clubs & total 4200 people are reached. 

Fiji

At Fiji National University –College of Nursing & Medicine in Tamavua, several activities were organized: training and sensitization of targeted group - youth, display of information booths with information on Sexual Reproductive Health, STI/HIV, Tuberculosis and Wellness, wellness screening, voluntary confidential counseling and testing, TB screening, Youth and HIV march including most vulnerable youth (young people from Tamavua area, Wheelbarrow boys, and FSN students).Approximately 400 primary school students, student nurses, nurses, lecturers, Ministry of Health representatives Police Officers & Medical Personnel’s were included in activities.

Mongolia

Y-PEER peer educators visited high school located in rural part of the country and conducted peer education session with relevant SRHR information along with the information on 10DoA and its theme ‘The world we all want’. After the session, director of the school said that, “if Y-PEER Mongolians will conduct peer education training for our school’s students, I can allocate financial support”. Through the sessions, they were able to reach 130 students.
Ms. Odontuya, Y-PEER National focal point in charge was invited for an interview at the local tv channel TV9 to share about 10 days of Activism and activities that network are doing around SRHR.

Jordan

Y-PEER Jordan have decided to have an art event in the 4th day of the campaign. This activity took place at a governmental school for girls in Amman-Jordan, where a group of active Y-PEERians and 15 young girls drew and colored a sketch. Moreover, we distributed Y-PEER  & 10 DoA brochures, t-shirts, and pins so they can know more about us and spread the word among their peers elsewhere.




Nepal

An elocution Competition was organised in the district of Surkhet, western part of the country among secondary and higher secondary level students. The main objective of the program was to highlight role of young people in SRHR movement and to mark the World AIDS Day. The topic of the competition was “Role of young people in promoting SRH”. The program was mainly important as it encouraged young people to speak up about HIV& AIDS and SRH issues openly. This event also helped in reducing the stigma related to HIV and AIDS to some extent. Additionally the speeches of the students remarkably addresses the issues of young people and their role as well as role of adult in promoting sexual and reproductive health.

Similarly, marking World AIDS Day, Y-PEER Nepal organized an orientation program about HIV and AIDS in one of the school of Kathmandu with 20 students. Although a simple program, It seemed to have helped those school children in understanding HIV and AIDS and build their commitment for getting towards Zero. The young and creative mind accepted HIV and AIDS as their own issue and this will certainly help in developing responsible and capable youth in future. 

Friday, December 6, 2013

Country Highlights - Day 3. Young People stand for their sexual and reproductive health and rights!

Bulgaria

Bulgarian Y-PEER volunteers organized session with 60 young people living in home for children deprived of parental care “Vqra, Nadezhda and Lubov”. Volunteers have discussed with the children about important facts related to HIV and other sexual transmitted diseases and contraception.
Second great idea which Y-PEERians from Sofia and Varna came up with is planned to be active every day during 10DoA! In 6 selected restaurants and bars guests will receive condoms with the bill instead of candies.
 

China

Y-PEER China organized 2 activities:
1st  12.1” outdoor exhibition on the theme of „zero AIDS“, at Renmin university of China(RUC), Haidian District ,Beijing China. Institutes like You’an Hospital, NGOs like Tongyu (a LBT Community), as well as SRHRs related university clubs like AIESEC-Renmin and university hospital were included in the activity. More than 150 students, teachers and residents participated in “Active Maps”, game about AIDS and eliminated misunderstanding towards HIV infected people. 2nd activity: “The world ALL we want - gender equality” was organized online. A weibo (similar to Twitter) on “Gender Equality” was posted on CYN Weibo website. The content was about an Indian animated porn star who is changing the country’s views on female sexual liberation.
 

Croatia

In partnership with Ana Rukavina Foundation, Y-PEER volunteers organized registration of new voluntary donors of blood-forming stem cells in the biggest Croatian student dormitory “Stjepan Radic”, Zagreb. The Registry can enter all healthy people aged 18 to 40 years of age. Young volunteers completed application form and a health questionnaire and gave a blood sample for HLA standardization (procedure for determining antigen tissue tolerance). Each potential donor can save someone's life because the bone marrow transplants patients suffering from acute and chronic forms of leukemia and patients with severe bone marrow. Message to all the action entry was - a cure is in us! Croatian Register of volunteer stem cell donors reported that through this activity more than 130 volunteer stem cell donors were registered. This activity had good media coverage and was mentioned on most of national network televisions.

Egypt

 
Y-PEER Egypt continued with trainings, street actions, outreach campaigns and school visits. 3rd and 4th day activities took place in different cities (Aswan, Monofya, Mansoura, Sinai, Zagazig, Minya) and targeted more than 4000 young people in schools, universities and health clubs.
 
 


Jordan

 
Graffiti - this activity took place at the 2nd largest refugees' camp in the world "Za'tari" where a group of active Y-PEERians coordinated with UNFPA to draw and color a sketch at one of UNFPA sites there. 10 Syrian male youth have participated throughout the whole process. They learned about Y-PEER, 10DoA and why it’s important to fight against gender violence, 8 volunteers shared with them Y-PEER brochures, t-shirts and pins.
 
 

Mongolia

Y-PEER trainers and educators started 3rd day activities with “The world we all want” discussions in 26 schools from Ulaanbaatar city and one from Han-Uul district which is 35 kilometers away from the city. During the discussion educators provided information about 10 DoA and detailed information about post 2015 agenda. Discussions were divided into 3 stages: 1. Play an inspiring short video about how other young people contributed to make their voice heard for the development of the community. 2. Discuss what they have learned and inspired from the video to do better for their community in Mongolia. 3. Question and answer session on the post 2015 MDGs and UNDP activities. Based on this survey Y-PEET trainers will create a recommendation and deliver it to the policy makers. During the discussion, many national television stations and daily newspapers did interviews with participants and reported from session.

Moldova

Y-PEER Moldova decided to organize a street action- flash-mobe“ in the 3rd day of the Intentional advocacy Campaign 10 Days of Activism. They aimed to raise the awareness among their peers on the importance of their protection on sexual and reproductive health and rights. Furthermore they wanted to show to the young people how to have a healthy life style important not only for themselves but for their partners as well.

 
 

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Country Highlights- Day 2

Country Highlights - Day 2

Sri Lanka

A signature campaign was organised to share the message around violence against women and to collect their support through signatures. Y PEER Sri Lanka partnership with Girls Guide and Scout conducted this activity in Fort Railway Station in the city of Colombo. Posters and placards displaying messages & facts to aware people about VAW were placed outside the station. Campaign was able to collect more than 300 signatures from people and distributed leaflets which contained quotes from girls and women who have gone through violence from men. 

China

About 30 volunteers organised and participated in the flash mob on the issue of teenage and unwanted pregnancy. The flash mob was done in Renmin university of China (RUC), Haidian District, Beijing China. The flash mob got attention from many students in the university and expects to meet its objective to aware young people on the issue of teenage pregnancy and unwanted pregnancy.

Jordan

A freeze-mob was organised by 50 young volunteers (Y-PEER and others) after they underwent an extensive training where they learnt the techniques of the modality ‘freeze-mob’. This activity took place at the Hashemite University, in a crowded place during a rush hour. Key messages were written on signs and then hundreds of brochures for Y-PEER & 10 DOA were distributed to share the objective of the campaign.


Nepal

Y-PEER Nepal marked the International Disability Day in Kathmandu through organization of rally as well as Cultural Program. The program aimed to mark the day and to put focus on the current issues of disabled children and adolescents. The main attraction of the program was various cultural performances of the disabled children. This proved that despite of the physical and mental  disability, they are like us – motivated young people want to be the CHANGE!

Mongolia

Discussion on 10DoA 2013 theme ‘The world we all want’ were held at 26 school in Ulaanbaatar city and one from Han-Uul district. During the discussion information on 10 days of activism and on post 2015 Millennium Development Goals were shared with the students. Discussion were divided into 3 stages: started with an inspiring short video about how the other young people have contributed to make their voice heard for the development of their community, the discussion on the video followed by Q&A on the post 2015 processes. The summary of the discussion have been documented to shared with policy makers. Around 100 young people were reached through the process.

Bulgaria

Young people from different youth organisations including Sofian club SUPER and Y-PEER Bulgaria provided information to young people in University of Sofia on safer sex, anonymous HIV testing and distributed condoms and other IEC materials. Free HIV test service were provided on the spot through which 38 young people got tested.
Similarly, two groups of students from different local schools (located in BRCY Shumen building and the other in the RHI building) were provided with training sessions. The sessions included interactive methodology to share information on SRHR. The trainings also provided opportunity to new peer educators from the team to be mentored by experienced ones.

Turkey


Y-PEER Turkey opened a booth on streets in different cities of the country to give information to young people about SRH, youth-friendly health services and SRH education. They have used interactive ways to attract the general audience as theatre performances and flash-mobes at the street. 


Tuesday, December 3, 2013

10DoA 2013 Kicks off!

10DoA 2013 Kicks off!

10 Days of activism finally started on the World AIDS Day and been receiving great responses from all around the world. Positive feedback from young people willing to join us in different activities helps us recognize their needs and clarify what we (as youth) want. We are proud to share with you highlights from 

Country Highlights- Day 1

Bulgaria

Y-PEER Bulgaria has organized its traditional campaign on the World’s AIDS Day and announced the official start of the 10DoA in Bulgaria. Herby we will highlight 3 of them. The first activity happened in Sofia City where throughout the entire day many volunteers from the Y-PEER Sofia Club SUPER, were reaching people by raising awareness and distributing free condoms in in one of the Sofia’s Malls. They were giving out condoms and encouraged people to get free rapid HIV tests by using the mobile cabinet with trained team in front of the mall. They have reached around 5 000 and successfully agitated more than 70 people to make fast, free and anonyms HIV tests.

Another event was organized in Varna City where volunteers from Y-PEER Club REBELS have organized a campaign called “STOP AIDS! Be empathetic!” at one of the most popular night clubs and in the city center of Varna. The volunteers informed about the risks and the stigma connected to AIDS and they initiated some games. Bulgarian Red Cross, volunteers of Varna Municipality and students from the Medical University took part at our street action. They also provided rapid HIV tests and mobile cabinet.The volunteers of the Bulgarian Youth Red Cross Shumen projected short-movies on the topic of HIV/AIDS in the center of the town and handed out condoms and brochures. The event was held in Shumen. The target group was people between 15-30 years. They were interested in the campaign and asked the young volunteers many questions in order to gain new information.

Egypt

To start the 10DoA, many activities were simultaneously organized in 6 different cities (Cairo, Monofya, Qena, Alexandria, Zagazig, Minya) with almost 200 trainers (30 per each town). There were several trainings and street actions targeted youth aged 13 to 25 years old and already reached 6300 people in first day! 

China

Young people from China joined the national level World AIDS Day observation by being part of the organizing committee and participating, organized in Renmin University of China, Beijing. Youth volunteers from China Youth Network and Y-PEER were involved in organizing the event and drama play.

Croatia


Together with Croatian Medical Students’ International Committee (CroMSIC), Y-PEER Croatia decided to put special emphasis on Movember, movement that aims to raise awareness about the prevention of prostate cancer and men's health in general. As from Croatian experience one of the best ways to reach young people is to enter clubs and other meeting places, young medical students organized STOP AIDS party where brochures about Movember and STDs were distributed together with condoms. The party was situated in one of the most visited night clubs in Zagreb and activity reached more than 300 young people. Second activity was “Positive concert”, organized in one of the biggest Zagreb halls – Dom Sportova. “Positive concert” (raising awareness about positive attitude and negative HIV infection) gathered many regional celebrities and the response was more than great; more than 4000 young people enjoyed the concert where also brochures about preventing HIV infections were distributed.

Nepal

Y-PEER Nepal in coordination with other national organisations (Nepal Namsaling Community Development Center(NCDC), Mahila Jagaran Sangh(MJS), The Peer Foundation(PFI), Green City Women Group) organised a sensitisation program related to violence against women in Eastern part of Nepal. Total 100 young people and adults were reached through the awareness program in which participants were also informed about 10DOA campaign’s objectives.


 Jordan

Y-PEER trainers in Jordan kicked off their first day of 10DoA with interactive theatre on AIDS and stigma at one of the biggest universities in Jordan (JUST). Brochures for Y-PEER and 10DoA were distributed and reached more than 750 young people. The 2nd activity was held in collaboration with 2 organizations at Za'tari refugees' camp where young boys participated in a 3-km marathon and were handed leaflets on HIV/AIDS, and then asked to do the red-ribbon shape as shown in the photos.

Mongolia

One of the Y-PEER Mongolia member, Mongolian Student Union organized ‘World AIDS day’ trip to the 12 universities in Ulaanbaatar city. Information regarding HIV/AIDS was shared through Behaviour Communication Change (BCC) materials followed up by discussion on young people’s SRHR needs. Approximately, 4000 students were reached in these universities.2nd activity of Y-PEER Mongolia, the play “The value of Life” was shown in 1200 high school and university students. The play was conducted by Mongolian Family welfare association.  Before the play an “ask and answer” competition about HIV and STD was organized among the audience. At the end of the play Y-PEER Mongolia board members shared the goal of the 10 days of activism to the audience. Furthermore the Y-PEER young dance crew and singers presented an art greeting.

Philippines

As part of volunteering services, young street boys living in an institution in Davao City Philippines were visited. The youth advocates had a chance to talk with these boys and had their life sharing.

Sri Lanka

Y-TEAM youth network and Y-PEER Sri Lanka organized street action - Awareness walk on HIV/AIDS, Leaflet campaign and Hand Print collection. This activity was done in the District of Kurunegala in the Wayamba Province with the participation of more than 500 young people and Minister Jayaratna Herath as honorable guest. Theme of the event was to reach out to young people and to educate and aware them about HIV and reducing the stigma.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

1 DAY LEFT! 1st of Dec., 2013 is the official launch of the 4th 10 Days of Activism Campaign!




The 4th edition of the International Advocacy Campaign "10 Days of Activism" will be launched tomorrow joining the global fight towards HIV/AIDS. This year the campaign is supported by Y-SAFE and IPPF's global movement for sexual and reproductive health and rights MYX.


With half of the world’s population under the age of 25, young people from all around the world are coming together in the ongoing process of shaping and advocating for the Post - 2015 developmental agenda highlighting their priorities and needs. They are reaching the decision makers and their goverments along with the developmental organisation with their voice.

Under the theme “The world we all want”, Y-PEER (Youth Peer Education Network) in partnership with organizations, youth advocates and activists from around the globe is launching the 4th volume of the annual 10 Days of Activisim (10 DoA) campaign from 1st to 10th December, 2013.  Last year through 10DoA, young people in 21 countries were able to reach 27356 their peers in school, out of school, young key affected people and marginalized youths. Young people involved in this year’s 10DoA are expected to reach other young people like last year through outreach activities, street actions, meeting their government and policy makers to raise their voices for inclusive, youth friendly developmental agenda. Joint international campaigns, such as these, not only help get targeted groups’ attention regarding pressing issues, but also inspire young activists to be part of a global movement.


We invite all young people to join us - together we can change the world!!! 



Check out the planned activities from 42 countries

Display the full Calendar of 10DoA : https://www.google.com/calendar/render

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