EuroNGOs Conference and AGM
“Investing in Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in Times of Economic Crisis”
7-8 September 2009, Riga, Latvia
As the SRHR community faces the challenges of the global financial and economic crises – while also considering the opportunities they might present – it is understood that collaboration and partnership with NGOs around the world, who are working towards the same objectives, is vital.
Therefore, EuroNGOs Annual Conference and Annual General Meeting 2009, which took place 7 and 8 September 2009 in Riga, Latvia, hosted by the EuroNGOs member organization Papardes Zieds, exemplified collaboration, with the largest number of representatives from the global ‘South’ ever.
More than 100 individuals, from all over Europe, Bangladesh, Ecuador, India, Iraq, Jamaica, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, Nigeria, Puerto Rico, Thailand, Uganda, Zambia, as well as the USA, New Zealand and Australia, gathered to listen and learn from speakers from a variety of disciplines, including economics, research and advocacy, applying their expertise to the specific aims and challenges faced by the SRHR sector.
For documentation of 7th November, click here.
For documetnation of 8th October, click here.
Documentation 7th September 2009
Reproductive Health and Poverty
Sara Seims, Director, Population Program, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, USA
SESSION I: The Impact of the Economic Crisis on SRHR
Turning the financial crisis into opportunity for SRHR
Gita Sen, Centre for Public Policy, Indian Institute of Management and DAWN
Economic governance, globalization and climate change: The bigger picture for SRH
David McCoy, Centre for International Health and Development, University College London, UK
SESSION II: The Way Forward - Challenges and Opportunities
The economic costs and impact of abortion-related maternal death and ill-health
Hilary Standing, Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex
Civil Society Budget Analysis and Advocacy as a Tool for Maternal Health Accountability
Manuela Garza, International Budget Partnership (IBP), USA/Mexico
Achieving Universal Access to SRH: Cost, Benefits and Challenges
Susan Cohen, Director of Government Affairs, Guttmacher Institute, USA
SESSION III: Strategic Options for NGOs to Achieve the ICPD PoA
Outcomes of the Working Group discussing North-South cooperation
Documentation 8th September 2009
Global SRHR Advocacy
US SRH Policy Going Forward: Catching Up and Moving Ahead, Susan Cohen, Alan Guttmacher Institute, USA
The decade-long campaign to change Australia's ‘Global Gag Rule’, Jane Singleton, Australian Reproductive Health Alliance and Parliamentary Group on Population and Development Secretariat
Challenges in the South Asian Region and the Work of ICOMP, Wasim Zaman, International Council on Management of Population Programmes (ICOMP), Malaysia
SRHR Advocacy in Europe
EuroMapping 2009: Mapping European Development Aid and Population Assistance, Karen Hoehn, German Foundation for World Population (DSW) and Neil Datta, The European Parliamentary Forum on Population and Development (EPF)
Countdown 2015 Europe, An Huybrechts, International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) European Network, Brussels
The Impact of the Lisbon Treaty on the SRHR Community, Arben Fetai and Astrid Pouppez, Marie Stopes International, Brussels