News

A media platform on sexual & reproductive health in Albania

15 June 2017
Launch of SRH media platform

In June 2017, UNFPA Albania and Infinit Plus launched the establishment of the “Media Platform on Sexual and Reproductive Health”. This is initiative aims at creating a network of journalists that collaborate on issues pertaining to sexual and reproductive health, including gender-based violence/harmful practices and healthy lifestyles, with a special focus on young people. It will provide the basis for a network of journalists that will support one another report on issues not very much spoken of.

UNFPA Albania facilitates information and expertise on ICPD issues and SDGs.

With the establishment of this SRH media platform, journalists will find an open door for ideas, news, stories, data and open debates in the media about comprehensive sexuality education, family planning and use of modern contraceptives, STIs and HIV, unintended pregnanices, early/child marriages and harmful practices, teenage pregnanices and abortions and influence on education and well-being of young people, youth empowerment and youth participation in decision-making affecting their lives, fight against violence and gender inequalities and much more.

Young people will find an easily accessible source of information that will not just be virtual / online, but also a platform where they can voice their concerns, interact and have open debates and discussions.

The launching of the platform was attended by the Deputy Minister of Health, Dr. Klodian Rrjepaj, the UNFPA Albania assistant Representative, Dr. Manuela Bello and 26 Journalists representing 19 press, online and electronic media became members of this platform: IN tv, Tvsh, Gazeta Shqiptare, Ora News, Balkanweb, Scan Tv, Top Channel, Abc News, News 24, Studio 24, Chanel One, Klan Tv, Freelands, Mapo, Shendeti.al, Gazeta Dita, Express, Vizion Plus, Panorama.