Multiple media outlets reported on 13 August on the closure of the UNFPA-supported project entitled "Yes for Facing Violence Together." Implemented by the Safadi Foundation, the project was aimed at raising gender-based violence awareness among residents of old neighbourhoods in Tripoli through the implementation of sensitization events as well as the learning of basic martial arts skills for empowering women and girls on a psychological, social ad physical level. The project was be implemented in three centers of the Safadi Foundation. This projects fell within the joint MDG-F Programme on Conflict Prevention and Peace Building in North Lebanon, within which UNFPA is entrusted with the women empowerment and gender component. Read in Arabic: An Nahar, National News Agency, Al Markazia, Al Wifaq News, Al Bayan
FM Bolivia on 13 August published the complete UNFPA statement regarding gender equality during the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Read in Spanish: FM Bolivia
ERBOL on 13 August reflected on the official UNFPA note regarding International Youth Day. The information puts emphasis on the needs of higher attention to adolescents and young people all around the world. Read in Spanish: ERBOL
Congo-site reported on 13 August on the celebration on World Indigenous Peoples Day in Congo with UNFPA support. Celebrating Indigenous Media, the worldwide theme of the celebration this year, UNFPA Representative David Lawson delivered a message of commitment by UNFPA to strengthen indigenous media to reduce maternal mortality, enhance HIV and sexual violence prevention. He said, "UNFPA will strengthen its support to community leaders and peer education so as to save Congolese indigenous peoples from extinction." Read in French: Congo-site
Le Soleil on 13 August reported on the South-South Cooperation Initiative between Senegal and Brasilia supported by UNFPA’s Senegal and Brasilia Country Office – to conduct the new national census.
The Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE) will lend 20,200 PDAs to the National Bureau of Statistics and Demography (ANSD) for the upcoming General Census of Population, Housing, Agriculture and Livestock of Senegal (RGPHAE), which starts in December.
IBGE will also provide additional technical support to the ANSD by sharing its experience in conducting a national census electronically instead of using paper. Read in French: Le Soleil
l’UNION, in its 13 August issue, reported on a five-day capacity-building training on protection and caring for survivors of gender-based violence in Port Gentil. The UNFPA-funded training, which is part of a nationwide series, urged the police, judiciary, medical personnel and social workers to work in synergy .
The paper noted the commitment of the workshop participants to ensuring the quality of care and respect for survivors of gender-based violence. Two legal clinics were started with UNFPA support to enhance the quality of care for gender-based violence survivors, the paper stated.