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TUNIS, Tunisia – Today UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, held the award ceremony for the winners of the ICPD Arab States Media Contest on the sidelines of the Arab Parliamentarians’ Forum in Tunis from 19 to 21 August 2014.

The contest was conducted in the context of the United Nations 20-year review of the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD). Candidates had to submit a media piece (written article or audio/video report) on one or more ICPD related topics in the context of the Arab region.

Winner of the written category:

     Samar Al-Dreamly 
     Journalist and Media Coordinator, Women’s Affairs Centre
     Gaza, Palestine

The winning entry reflects on the reproductive rights of people with disabilities in Palestine. Read more in Arabic and English.

Winner of the audio-visual category:

     Noura Majdoub 
     Tunis, Tunisia

The winning entry portrays a project aiming at the empowerment of women in Tunisia. Watch here (in Arabic).