Daily highlights day 8
focused on day 8 on street actions:
of volunteers went for outreach and reached 150 people, in front of and on the
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:
Philippines organized a peer Education Training on STI and HIV for
Established-based Sex Workers.
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 organized an activity on HIV/AIDS awareness in villages at Tashiyangtse
community and Tashiyangtse vocational training institute.
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
about the various STI and its symptoms and preventative measures.