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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…
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.
November 17, 2017 saw children ‘taking over’ Government and media institutions as part of the observance of Universal Children’s Day. In Parliament two (2) youth ambassadors presented key areas of concern, including the need for further efforts to promote social cohesion, addressing mental health issues, and ensuring that children living with disabilities have access to quality education and health care. Children also expressed concerns during ‘take overs’ in schools in Regions Six and Seven. The media supported this ‘take over’ initiative by allowing children to be guests or presenters on talk shows and reporters and anchors of the evening news…