Baya reported on 29 November that CARMMA was launching in Tunisia for the first time in North Africa. Mr Hafedh Chekir, UNFPA ASRO Director, recalled the need to strengthen collaboration with development partners to achieve MDG 5. Read in French: Baya
Multiple media outlets reported 25-29 November on the launching of the 16 days of activism to end violence against women.
Sana’a Radio aired on 25 November a two-hour live program in which UNFPA Assistant Rep was the guest. The live program discussed different kinds of violence that Yemeni women are subjected to. The program also highlighted the role of UN and UNFPA in promoting a violence-free environment for Yemeni women. The program was aired on all local radio stations nationwide. The discussion was quite frank and open.
National TV, radio and newspapers on 29 November reported on the UNFPA meeting with journalists, which aimed to have a media lobby to fight against violence against women. The meeting came within the 16 days of activism to end gender-based violence that UNFPA is undertaking these days and which will last until 10 December. Read in English: Yemen Times and Yemen Observer Read in Arabic: Althawranew, Althawranew, Almasdar Online, News Yemen, Saba News, Al-Tagheer, Akhbaralyom and Sahafah
China Women’s Daily, the People’s Political Consultative Daily (CPPCC News), and Sohu.com on 29 November reported that UNFPA, together with UNICEF and UNAIDS, participated in a World AIDS Day event "Care for Love Care for AIDS" co-organized by Sohu and Global Business Coalition (GBC) on 27 Nov. The event was to raise awareness on HIV prevention and anti-stigma among migrant workers. The event took place in New Workers' Theatre in a migrant workers area in Jinzhan Township, Beijing. UNFPA representative Mr. Arie Hoekman was quoted on migration, health risks of migrants and limited access to health services of migrants. Mr. Arie Hoekman said at the event that almost a half of China's population now live in urban areas. In 2010, more than 200 million people migrated, representing an increase of more than 80% from the 2000 figure. Migrants face increasing health risks, including reproductive health risks and risks of HIV infection. Read in Chinese: China Women Daily, China CPPCC News and Sohu.com
Sidwaya on 29 November and L’Observateur Paalga on 28 November published articles on the conclusion of the 6th 2006-2010 programme of cooperation workshop between the government of Burkina and UNFPA. This workshop was an opportunity to make an assessment of activities of 2006 to 2010. UNFPA mobilized 18 billions 97 millions francs CFA to promote population activities. The workshop was followed by the first annual review of the programme of cooperation 2011-2015.