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

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Thursday, September 13, 2012

Highlights from the last day of the campaign :)

These are the highlights from the last day and includes 12 countries: Bulgaria, China, India, Jordan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Macedonia, Nepal, Oman, Sudan, Uzbekistan. :)



Bulgaria


Y-PEER Bulgaria conducted a Local Advanced ToT.

This is the third year that in Bulgaria is held Autumn national school for young people who want to work with their peers most at risk. The overall objective of the training is to build the capacity of the volunteers in outreach work, using peer to peer approach. The autumn school empowers us by giving the possibility to make decisions for ourselves and our ways of working. For example, one of our greatest successes so far is that we’ve discussed and created the rules of living and working during the training with full confidence of our adult mentors and trainers. Some participants say that the school allows everyone to participate, share and have his or her opinion heard. Others share that such trainings give them professional growth opportunities and that they help develop different capabilities. Also the training stimulates us to continue our work with young people in the future.

We work on different topics (such as communication, values, tolerance, psychoactive substances, sexually transmitted diseases, HIV/AIDS, contraception, outreach standards and simulations and etc.) and discuss cases which help us to learn how to deal with different situations in our work as volunteers. We also try to understand, communicate and support our peers at risk. We exchange experiences and knowledge. In the afternoon we work in groups by cities where each group contains at least two city teams. In these two sessions we use role playing games and again discuss different themes to further build our knowledge and skills.


China

Training was held in Nanjing City, Jiangsu Province and 30 young people attended it. The trainers are university students who have received our training for trainers in July. The training mainly provided basic information about YSRH and how young people can get support from the officials.

India

On the last day of the 10 DOA, it was decided to  give a platform where youth can write down the message that they  want  to highlight and discuss  the issues, concerns they really wish to discuss  next year during the 10 DOA .This was done online through face book mainly by sharing the message board across the profiles. Thought provoking messages ranging from giving power to youth, the responsibility of youth to pressures faced by youth were jotted down by participants.
 
Iraq
We organized a training workshop for the preparation of Youth Peer Educators on the topic of sexually transmitted diseases, specifically AIDS in Baghdad, prepared by the Y-PEER Iraq supported by the United Nations Fund for Population “UNFPA” and organized by the Association “Together to protect Human and Environment” , held in Baghdad during the period from September 7 to 12, 2012 and by 36hours of training during which has promoted media about 10 Days of Activism campaign and supported by Y-PEER Iraq!

Jordan

Graffiti  Art activity (Syrian and Jordanian   young people outside camps / self-expression activity ) This activity came out of the Y-PEERians and partner activists to open  the space for refugees who are not living in camps and for young  people in general to express the meaning of their rights to them  and what messages they want to send to other stakeholders to  fulfill their rights under the theme of the campaign. It took place in UNFPA premises with participation from young people aged between 15 – 26, unfortunately we only had 4 Syrian participants.

Kenya

The activity took place at The APHIA PLUS grounds which is a USAID funded project where we conducted a youth forum and crowned the youth champions as Mr. AND Miss Y-PEER who will be our role models in all Y-PEER activities in their regions.
IN attendance was an officer from the population and planning agency, representatives from the ministry of health and staff from the APHIA project.
The objective was to commission these champions to the community and delegate their roles as advocacy champions.

Kyrgyzstan

FLESH-MOB took place in Bishkek City.
The target groups of the activity were:
        Young people studying at universities, schools, colleges of.
        Working young people and street children.
        Disorganized young people
        Adults
        Children
        And representative of mass media
The main purpose of the flesh-mob was: attracting people’s: decision makers’, young people’s, adults’, local and international NGOs’ attention to the issues of young people on SRHR
Volunteers: 35-40
Audience: more than 400 people, and most of them were young people as well as adults

Macedonia

Public discussion and press conference with decision makers “Macedonia 
accomplishment in ICPD’ goals”
YPEER Macedonia closed 10 days of activism with advocacy initiative, debate and press conference. The highlight of the whole initiative was the support letter from Macedonian President H.E. Gorge Ivanov  in which he expresses the importance of youth involvement in to decision making process. Furthermore, we distributed “The letter to decision makers” to all 120 Members of the Macedonian Parliament. On the debate YPEER FPs presented 10 days of activism initiative in Macedonia and rest of the world, Youth Demands for Meaningful Youth Participation, Comprehensive Sexuality Education and Youth Friendly Health Services and we inquired policy makers to commit to accomplishment in ICPD’ goals and Action Plan.

Nepal

A workshop on “Human Rights Status in Nepal” was conducted by NEEHD at Career Building International Academy, Pepsicola, Kathmandu, Nepal.
Among the participants were the students and teachers and social workers, youth activist. They actively participated in the interaction program for 2 hours and very enthusiastically shared their ideas and thoughts regarding the subject matter given in the Nepalese context.
1. Human rights status is believed to be deteriorating every day in Nepal, the government of Nepal right now is preparing to introduce a bill that has planned to grant Amnesty to the human rights violators during the ten year long insurgency in the past. This had really saddened the people of Nepal as it would set a wrong example and boost the confidence of the violators in the days to come.

2. The female participants view that they have been deprived of even their constitutional rights of 33% reservation in all the state organs. Similarly they complain that they are not able to adopt their professions freely due to the family, social, religious, cultural and traditional, restrictions.
3. Due to the caste discrimination in Nepal, so many so called low caste youths have found themselves unable to develop their personalities by choosing the profession they like. For example they can’t start a hotel service in their locality because the so called upper caste customers do not visit their hotels.
4. As the concept of inclusive democracy is growing ,the different laws regarding giving special reservation has been provided to the different marginalized and disadvantaged groups .This system has surely some good aspects, however it has brought frustration among the so called upper class but poor youths .They think that they have been deprived of their rights only because they were born in the so called upper caste family.

Oman

Y-PEER Oman Joined a Omani Group Called “ Clean Up Oman “ in The Omani Culture Club , in order to discuss and learn how Important is for the young people to participate in saving the Environment and How it is Important to Raise Awareness in Schools For Kids and how can Y-PEER Help in Rising Awareness for the Youth in School From age 15 to 17.
In the Wrokshop we Discovered that Youth In oman Need to Be aware and Y-PEER Oman should be more involved in helping them.
 
Romania
 


On September 10th, we announced the winner of the 10 Days of Activism Romania photo and drawing online contest. The participants had to take a photo of themselves or draw a picture with a message that completes the phrase: “We need sexuality education because…”
The pictures were uploaded on the campaign blog and received online votes.

Sudan

The day began with opening Exhibition of the participating associations and partner ceremony is open to the two formations in addition to theatrical and singing posts and poetry honoring a number of contributors to the success of the campaign, and ended the day singing ceremony.
There is many benefits: raising awareness to young people about the HIV/AIDS in free space, strengthen cooperation within youth Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in order to bring grass activism to international attention
The interaction of the audience many topics of young people's sexual health and the spread of AIDS Promote a culture not to isolate people with disabilities and people living with HIV Advocate for youth issues and gain the support of a number of officials and political leaders

Uzbekistan

Info session was conducted for students from 8 and 9 classes. During the session students get information about 10 DoA Campaign, Y-PEER Network and basic information about Drug Abuse. At the end of activity volunteers have distributed leaflets about STI and HIV/AIDS.

Pakistan
On the last day of the campaign 10 days of Activism Blaze Youth Development Organization organized a very interesting activity“What is in Your Mind” at Jinah Hall Kabeer Wala on 10th September 2012 at2 PM to 4 PM. A freedom wall was posted in the hall for youth where they may freely comment about their life. More than 150 youngsters commented on wall and share their views. Young people were feeling free to write their opinion on freedom wall. For example a youngster wrote on the wall that “youth should take practical steps for the spread of knowledge and self-awareness” other comments were:
1. I have right of learning
2. Make your vote powerful for our nation
Mostly youngster knows about their sexual and reproductive Health very first time. They were expecting more activities related to this topic.


Sunday, September 9, 2012

Cuntry Highlights - Day 7

 On the 7th day of the campaign, some highlights of the activities being conducted in different countries: Algeria, Egypt, Kazakhstan, Lebanon, Mongolia, Morocco, Oman, Pakistan, Somalia, USA, Uzbekistan. 


Algeria

The 7th day of the campaign was interesting in Algeria. Y-PEER presented a song to peers in different departments in our country dedicated to the 10 DoA and Zero target of UNAIDS. The song was created by young peer educators: Badis who wrote the lyrics and was a main singer and Omar who was responsible for music composition, recording and arrangement. Main objective was to promote youth leadership in what concerns them and also to strengthen youth engagement to reach the Zero target in the fight against AIDS. Enjoy the song and spread the 10 DoA messages around the world http://youtu.be/-vOPw6MjOJE

Kazakhstan

An activity was organised with national celebrity and role model – Gani, conducted in Kazakhstan for volunteers of NGO “Dostar”. Gani started his volunteering in 2008 and was one of the active promoters of Y-PEER. He is still very passionate about Y-PEER activities and transforms this into his songs. He had a very interesting talk with young people and discuss about importance of volunteer work. He also shared what he did as a volunteer. We are proud to have such members and always glad to see how Y-PEER impact young people lives.

Kyrgyzstan

In Kyrgyzstan Y-PEERians continue to conduct survey among youth on SRHR issues. This day the survey was conducted among university students, school and college students in Osh and Bishkek cities. The other most important target groups of this day were street children and working adolescents in Bishkek and young families from Osh. Y-PEERs are working in groups and managing to reach large number of young people in different parts of two main cities. Approximately 300 young people were covered by 7th day of the campaign. We are hoping that survey will be good advocacy tool in future SRHR programming in the country.


Egypt

Marking the 10DoA campaign with its theme outreach campaign continued in north-Sinai beach in Egypt reaching people whose were on the beach providing them information about reproductive health and youth issues and today distributed approximately 1000 ICT materials in total. Another activity led by young people in Egypt is peer education sessions in Ismailia governorate for adolescence in youth centers about HIV/AIDS and stigma. It has been expected to reach 200 male 50 female through the outreach and 40 adolescents through the peer education sessions. 

Mongolia


The last day training on “National theatre based techniques for peer education” was one of the interesting days. 25 young people developed different scenarios and worked out key messages for plays. Within the second part of the training participants had time to practice and prepare small theatre performances. It was nice to see the product of the training and all four groups presented their performances. At the end participants – peer educators were awarded with certificates. We understood that through theatre we can reach more young people and from different groups and talk with them SRHR issues. Sometimes it’s better to show one time rather than explain several. We will actively promote this approach within the country and involve more people.

Oman

Y-PEER Oman with partners organized a Cleanup activity in one of the beaches of Muscat. It was different experience sharing but we learnt that such activities help to promote better environment; that fishing threads and plastic are dangerous and it’s important to reduce the damage when it comes to have a clean beach for our own sake and for creatures living in the sea.

Pakistan

Blaze Youth Development Organization conducted a theatre performance on “Learn without fear at Bhara Kohu (slums area) for 45 school and college students. Mr. Faisal Khan started with introduction of 10 DoA campaign and shared with main idea of theatre performance called “Learn without fear”. The plot of the play was how a young person faced with problems related to his sexual and reproductive health, how he discussed this issue with his parents and friends. He learnt how to protect himself in the future and start to openly discuss without hesitation. As a result young people actively participated in after play discussions.

Somaliland

10 DoA campaign is actively promoted through different channels of mass media and social media. In this regard Y-PEER in Somaliland developed radio messages on HIV prevention and already aired in local radio two times a day. This airing will continue till the end of the campaign. We are estimating to reach 4500 young people via radio airings and raise their attention on HIV issues.


Female Genital mutilation as one of the malpractices that happens in Somalia, young people are fighting against it. For the same cause a 3 days’ workshop on Female Genital mutilation for PEER educators was organized by SYPN. The workshop benefited 22 people including 11 females and 10 males. The workshop started on 6th Sept and completed on 8th Sept.  The participants included students from 4 different Universities who are mostly mainly medical students. Regional Health Coordinator from Ministry of health inaugurated the workshop. The workshop included various like; types and definitions of FGM, Complications of FGM, linkages between FGM and HIV/AIDS, linkages between FGM and maternal health.
The workshop also resulted in a strong advocacy effort. Young people on the workshop will produce a statement calling Somaliland government to make one of its main priorities and agenda the reproductive health of young people. The declaration will be disseminating the local newspapers, TV and Radio. 

New York, USA

SMART Youth is using our digital media reach to promote the 10 Days of Activism through blogs, twitter and Facebook to talk about sexual health issues facing young adults today in New York City. On Day 6 SMART Youth talked about the basics of HIV/AIDS and answered the questions we get asked the most in workshops by teenagers.  Day 7 is our weekly meeting where we hosted a training on the basics of sexual and reproductive health and rights.




Uzbekistan

In college of Economy and Service in Kuvasay city NGO Mehrjon conducted an info session on 10 DoA campaign. 50 young people learnt about Y-PEER activities and increased their knowledge on HIV issues.
The other activity was continues of theatre-based training in Tashkent city organized by Creativity Palace of Youth “Kelajak Ovozi”. The second day participants increased their knowledge and skills on “team improvisation” and how to create messages on HIV prevention. After the training all volunteers helped to paint walls in “Save the children” organization. It was informative and interesting day which was dedicated to 10 DoA campaign.
Day 7
China
An online activities were ongoing in China on “weibo” (a website which is similar to the twitter, since China banned twitter and facebook, weibo has been used as Chinese twitter). The messages through the social media is to encourage young people show what they want to say to the society and what their demands are by sending pictures to our weibo. http://weibo.com/chinayouthnetwork/profile?topnav=1&wvr=3.6
The messages with pictures included different messages, one of the example is given here. This is photos that young people shows on weibo. The sentence mainly means that young people should speak out for themselves.



Lebanon

An interactive lecture was organized among 30 youths, adults, and nurses in Jabal Amel Hospital by Dr. Ghinwa Dakdoky followed by discussion over different questions about HIV and STD’s. The lecture was about STD’S and HIV and the precautions so that the youths are knowledgeable on this aspect and that they learn how to accept the positive diagnosed people in their society. Interview of the doctor was also done in which she shared her experience and gave some messages for the youth of Lebanon.

Morocco 


Moroccan Organization Of Peer Education organized an outdoor educational workshop with youth from the city of Kenitra with 12 young people including 5 girls and 7 boys. The workshop took place in a lake well known in the region is Lake SIDI BOUGHABA with an objective to strengthen the capacity of these young people and make them start discussing on issues related of sexuality. The workshop was scheduled with different games to share information on youth sexuality. Young people shared difficulties being faced by themselves to talk about their experiences in this issue. After several dynamic games, youth have accumulated a set of specific terms sexual and reproductive health as they started to talk about their experiences. The participants were enthusiastic to share the gained knowledge to other peers as per the evaluation of the workshop.

Algeria



Today, Y-PEER Algeria presented a great story written by our peer Yacine.
The story is entitled: “Red ribbon and treats” and it is about the life of a women living with HIV. The story is really touching and also concerns topics as: gender based violence, stigma, discrimination, prevention of transmission from mother to child. This story shows the perseverance of a woman in its fight against AIDS. A true example of a person who is full of hopes and who doesn’t let any obstacle to be stronger than her.
Said Sansal, representative of the organizing committee of the campaign talked to a national radio station about the 10DoA campaign.
Zahra, FPC , was invited to an online debate with TV channel to talk about accessibility of PLHIV to treatment and care.

Pakistan

Blaze Youth Development Organization conducted an awareness session on Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights at Press Club Burewala on 6th September 2012 at 10 AM to 2 PM. 35 young people (male and females belongs to different communities of Burewala) have been participated in the training. Mr. Umer Draz Khan introduced the activity and briefed the people about the 10 Days of activism campaign. After that Miss. Fozia Nawaz and Mr. Khurshid Manzoor conducted the session on SRHR and aware to the participants about the importance of SRHR. There were two parts of training. First part of the training, speakers deliver the information about SRHR and the second round was on question answer basis. In the end Miss. Ayesha Bibi conducted the Review session among the youngsters about their sexual education and health. Review was very interesting and in the favor of activity. Mostly youngster knows about their sexual and reproductive Health very first time. They were expecting more activities related to this topic.

Egypt

The activists from Egypt shared their three activities from the last few days with us. The first was a local Peer education training for youth and adolescence who are volunteers in an NGO's which partner with Y-PEER Egypt.
The second activity was the start of outreach campaign in north-Sinai beach and it aimed to reach people who were picnicking on the beach and raise their awareness about reproductive health and youth issues and distributed around 2000 ICT materials.
They conducted fur peer educations sessions as part of the 10DoA 2012. They took place in youth centers and the topics were: HIV and the stigma issue.

Mongolia

We have organized ‘The first national theatre - based techniques for peer education’ training and it was planned to be hold in 04 September - 07 September 2012 in Mongolia. We have conducted our training through the manual methodologies. The participants acquired basic knowledge including theatre – based peer education related to the issues about prevention of HIV&AIDS, SRHR, gender and rights during the workshop. Recent 2 days, participants had divided into 4 groups and they prepared the composition which is related issue of sexual and reproductive health such as under the theme of sexual abuse, gender, and body image.
Moreover, participants made action plan and they will start their activities which has planned by 1st October.
Also, we made and printed 1000 booklets for youth peers of Y-PEER Mongolia. There are Including Y-PEER information, information about SRHR and rights, prevention of HIV&AIDS, youth peers’ daily work sheet, information of using condom, address of hospitals, health advisories, Future Threshold youth centers of different villages.
We distribute the badge, jacket with logo, ‘theatre-based techniques for peer education’ a training manual to all participants.
At the end of the training, we have 4 different type of composition and we upload the video of our composition on youtube channel.
There are 16 participants from different countryside and 9 participants from Y-PEER committee group and member organizations in Ulaanbaatar, the capital city of Mongolia.

Sudan

A review meeting on ICPD+14 took place in Sudan

The meeting was attended by FPs of Y-PEER, the meeting had shed the light on the ICPD+14
The meeting was attended by FPs of Y-PEER partners, the meeting had shed the light on the ICPD+14, and how the Sudan government take action about the ICPD the dissociation was very interesting it was about the strategic action plan for youth and how the youth know about their available right.




Uzbekistan

We decided to organize a Theatre Based Training in the frame of “10 DoA, 2012”. In the 1st day participant get information about “Theatre”, “Educational theatre”,“composition”, “staging”, “history of personage” and etc. Besides information about “10 DoA” Campaign and Y-PEER Network participants get information about:
1) Creation of personage, his history.
2) Group work. Creation of 3 minutes sketches concerning gender equality, ways of HIV infection transmission, smoking prevention.
3) Presentation of practices. Discussion.
4) Theoretical part: The key moments of composition at educational theater (
(Who? What? Where? outset, culmination, outcome).

Macedonia

In Macedonia, 41 young people joined the youth force in the country to voice for their SRHR. They were provided with skills of Project management and advocacy for peer educators. In the frame of 10Days of Activism capacity building and raising awareness among young people for engaging in to decision making process their health and wellbeing was initiated. The three days training was led by young people themselves as facilitators. Starting from the first day new of the training, the participants were inspired to push YPEER agenda and focus on SRHR, SE, YFS and active citizenship which was carried out throughout the training days too.

Lebanon

An amazing initiative has been taken by " Shajar w Bashar ", an association in Lebanon that started a drawing that will enter the Guinness record for the largest drawing of reproductive and sexual health for young people. Around 10 young people gathered and discussed for the event which held in the center of the association in Saida, South Lebanon. The audience is the people who are going to see it in Lebanon or outside which it may be international audience. The main result will be if we can enter the Guinness records and show the world that the youth can do.





Thursday, September 6, 2012

Country highlights from half way - Day 5

5th of September - that's half way! Young people in different countries were busy with numerous activities and  also found the time to share updates and photos - enjoy reading them and stay tuned for more :) 

Pakistan
Blaze Youth Development Organization from Pakistan has been conducted an awareness rising campaign in District Kot Addu Punjab Pakistan. The basic purpose of the campaign was to raise the awareness of young people about sexual reproductive health and rights topics. The young activists went from door to door in the rural area of the District and discussed with their peers about the campaign.

Mr. Asad Bukhari conducted a question-answer session among the almost 50 young people about their sexual health. Mostly youngsters answered that they have very limited information so they were provide detailed information. The feedback received was satisfactory and they requested more awareness raising sessions to be held in their community because they are very useful and very needed.

Kazakhstan
For the 5th of September, the main activity was leaded by Y-PEER Focal Point Dina Amirova and young activist Aziz Ablayev. They went and hold informative peer education sessions with several groups of students from South Kazakhstan Pharmaceutical Academy. The topics they approached included time management, improving self-management skills, multi-tasking and other useful skills as well as advocacy and how young people can advocate for their rights.


Lebanon
"Kteib w Ness" Club established one great discussion group! They used a new approach and started the group discussion after showing several videos that touched delicate topics such as sexual abuse and sexual violence. The facilitated discussion that followed involved the audience and many participants openly shared their views and opinions, although the topics are often considered taboo in the community. Almost 40 young people as well as their parents actively participated in the debate. 


Mongolia
The first National Theatre Based Techniques for Peer Education Training took place from 04 - 07 September 2012. The training was organized  in collaboration with Red Cross Mongolia. The young activists were involved in translating the existing Y-PEER manual into their own language and used it as a main toolkit.

Participants include 16 young people from different countryside and 9 from Y-PEER committee group and member organizations in Ulaanbaatar, the capital city of Mongolia.

The participants are acquiring basic knowledge including theatre – based peer education methods related to prevention of HIV&AIDS and SRHR topics. Trainers’ team has invited Ms. Zolzaya, Coordinator of ‘Young women for change’ as the facilitator for the human rights, sex & gender and sexual orientation sessions. Also, Mr. Tuvshinbayar, the Executive Director of Royal HD television and the professor of University of Art and Movie was invited as a facilitator for the sessions about artistry, character creation and stagecraft. Also, Odontuya, the Y-PEER Focal Pont in Charge and National Coordinator and Uyanga, the advanced facilitator have facilitated several sessions.

Because no similar training has been conducted before in Mongolia, all participants are very excited about it as they are acquiring new information and new methods they can further use in their work.
As this is a new thing, the training attracted the attention of Royal HD TV, Olloo TV, PPTV, Sansar Hd TV who showed their interest, came to the workshop and broadcasted the workshop process.


Algeria
On 5th of September, Yacine, peer educator of Y-PEER Algeria presented two wonderful pieces of poetry.

In the first one, he talked about stigma and discrimination that young people living with HIV suffer from. He advocated for a mobilization of the community to treat PLHIV just like anyone else because we are all same and HIV can no longer be a reason to put innocent people apart.
In the second one, he spoke about youth voices and meaningful participation, empowerment and leadership of young people.
You can find both poetries on these links:

Also, 10DoA Campaign in Algeria got good media coverage! Horizons Newspaper published an article talking about the campaign and its targets.

Azerbaijan
For the 10 DoA Campaign, Y-PEER Azerbaijan in cooperation with FLEX Alumni Grants Program of American Councils, “Hilton Baku” Hotel and Himalaya Herbals Natural Cosmetic Company organized a 5-day Theatre – based Training on Peer Education, HIV/AIDS and Reproductive Health and Rights.

The training aimed to build the capacity of 20 local young people to plan and deliver high quality theatre-based trainings in the field of Peer Education, HIV/AIDS and Reproductive Health and Rights. 
The course finalized with a theatre performance, prepared by participants.

Among the theatre performance attendees were high level representatives of US Embassy in Azerbaijan and representatives of various NGOs and youth groups. The event was finalized by certificates awarding ceremony.
Now equipped with new skills and inspiration young people are ready to put the gained knowledge in practice!

Turkey
Y-PEER Local Samsun Team organized a meeting with Deputy Mayor of Samsun -Şeref Aydın to explain 10 DoA and its messages. They had a productive talk and Mr Şeref Aydın promised that he will followup the process of meaningful youth participation. 
Ankara Local Y-PEER team opened a booth to give information to young people about SRH, youth-friendly health services and SRH education in schools in the capital city of Turkey, Ankara in Kuğulu Park where is one of the most crowded parks of the city. Thru this out-reach activity, their target group was over 1500 young people.




China
Young people keep on sharing updates from different days of the 10 Days of Activism Campaign - check them out! 
Kazakhstan
A policy level advocacy activity was initiated by active volunteers and peer educators of Y-PEER Kazakhstan met the president of the Civic Alliance in Kazakhstan in city of Shymkent. They discussed the possible ways of involving more youth to the decision making level. Klara Tulendieva, the president has been working in Civic Alliance for more than 10 years. She shared her experience and gave some advice on how to strengthen the network and bring more youth to work, build more youth led NGOs. Altogether 15 young people were mobilize to organize and participate in the meeting.

Philippines
With the support of the Local Government of Barangay Mintal, Davao City thru Kagawad Fe Bargamento and in cooperation of the office of Councilor Bernie Al-ag, Chairman on Committee on Health and Sanitation, Davao City Council and with the assistance of JR GAD in technical support, we were able to motivate, inform and reach out young people both schooled and out-of-school of the said Barangay on issues concerning their health. JR GAD Program Manager, Carulus Rai Lantion conducted the STI, HIV/AIDS Orientation and verified Sex and Gender within the scope of knowledge of the participants. January Cutin led the open forum for some issues reserved from participants' mind. He utilized the social networking podium to be the center of young people's expression of thoughts like twitter and facebook. The said training was held at Session Hall, Barangay Hall of Mintal, Davao City Philippines.
As a result, the Supreme Student Government of Mintal Comprehensive Highschool pledged to initiate re-echo and public symposium on their campus to deliver services to the studentry. The pledge was supported by their Adviser.

Bulgaria
We have organized a local 2 days training in Shumen Town with the volunteers of club “Rebels” Varna and Bulgarian Red Cross Youth Shumen. The topic were“Project managing and development” and “Interactive methods for being a good Peer Educator” and “Why am I a Peer Educator“ . This training’s main purpose was to challenge the young volunteers to start making bigger projects, which can help in their own and their club’s development. It was combined with very useful exercises, which gave the volunteers a clear idea of how they can make a successful project. The main point of the second topic was to make the volunteers realize why they have chosen to be Peer Educators and what do they want to succeed in this area in the foreseeable future. The facilitators were representative of Y-PEER Bulgaria; Adrian Yordanov (FPC), Stefan Bogdanov (FP), Preslava Ivanova (Youth Coordinator), Paulina Kaloyaniva (PE).

Uzbekistan
An Info session was held in Uzbekistan, called: “Healthy Youth”. It was conducted for students from 8 and 9 grades. During the session students get information about 10 DoA Campaign, Y-PEER Network and basic information about HIV/AIDS. At the end of activity volunteers have distributed leaflets about STI and HIV/AIDS.




Oman
Peer education workshop was organized at Buraimi in Oman in which 30 young and adult people between the age of 14-32 participated. As an outcome, a group of young people was also formed in this north part of the country. It is a challenge to speak about sexual and reproductive health in this kind of conservative society but the young people worked successfully to reduce this barrier.

Moldova
In the capital of Moldova and Drochia district, street activities were organized benifiting around 20 young people by distributing local newsletter of Y-PEER national network and brochures and flyers about Y-PEER and SRHR. People were interacted about young people’s issues  and problems and answers to queries were also resolved during the activity. Always open and able to answer, we have talked to a lot of young people that want to know more about Y-PEER or to become a part of it.
Morocco
The ongoing Training of Trainers on Peer education in Morocco successfully concluded itsfifth day. The activities included the brainstorming technique, Role Playing, and the case study. The main goal was to give young animators analytical skills and techniques and facilitation skills.

Sudan
A review meeting on beyond ICPD+20 was organized in Sudan. The meeting was attended by young peer educators affiliated to Y-PEER Sudan’s partners.The meeting shed light on the ICPD + 20 agenda and how the Sudan government is taking action about the ICPD. UNFPA CO supported by providing logistic support for the meeting in which 20 people participated. The discussion included the strategicaction  plan for youth and how the youth know about their available right. Participants shared their opinion on creating partnership between researchers and statistical youth.



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