OEM and La Jornada reported on 23 February that to promote early detection of HIV among migrants passing through the southeast-center of the country, the civil society organization “Condomovil” will organize a tour to Chiapas, Oaxaca, Veracruz and Mexico State where two thousand rapid tests, free, anonymous and confidential will be applied. Migrants traveling through Mexico are a vulnerable population and migrant women are often expected to use their bodies as currency in order to reach the U.S.-Mexican border, pointed out Diego Palacios, UNFPA Mexico representative and chairman of the UNAIDS Theme Group. Read in Spanish: OEM and La Jornada
La Jornada reported on 20 February that the fifth photography contest “Mirada Joven” exhibiton was inaugurated during the International Book Fair 2012. The exhibition shows 52 images from young people´s present and future needs in education, sexual and reproductive health, access to employment, poverty, and marginalization through the art of photography. The exhibition was launched at the International Book Fair Palace mining (FILPM), which is organized by the National Autonomous University of Mexico. The images were selected from a total of 2,280 participants, which showed the perspective of 629 photographers from 30 states of Mexico and various countries, including Canada and the U.S.
The photo contest is organized by The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and Tendiendo Puentes Organization (NGO) and aims to learn about the way young people think and feel about a world of seven billion people. Read in Spanish: La Jornada