Inter Press Service, CERIGUA, Radio Fórmula, Prensa Libre and Reportaje De reported on 31 May and 1 June on the launch of a new report entitled Access to Justice for Victims of Sexual Violence in Mesoamerica by the Interamerican Commission on Human Rights. UNFPA provided financial and technical support. The meeting was opened by Marcela Suazo, LAC Regional Director, Tracy Robinson, Rapporteur on Women´s Rights for the Interamerican Commission on Human Rights and Thelma Aldana, President of the Supreme Court of Justice in Guatemala.
The event had close to 100 participants, representing 17 countries, from the justice sector, national institutes of women, and civil society.
The Daily Graphic on 1 June reported on the official release of the 2010 Population and Housing Census of which UNFPA was a development partner.
BBC Turkish reported on 1 June that UNFPA Turkey country office representative Dr. Zahidul Huque says governments should promote women's freedom over their sexual lives and provide them with the necessary means to make healthy and responsible choices. Efficient post-abortion care should be provided regardless of the legal state of abortion in the country. Read in Turkish: BBC Turkish
Hurriyet Daily News reported on 1 June that, according to Turkey's UNFPA Representative Dr. Zahidul Huque, a possible abortion ban in Turkey would lead to more deaths for women who will have to resort to unsafe methods to end unwanted pregnancies. Read in English: Hurriyet Daily News