The European NGOs for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, Population and Development (EuroNGOs) is a regional network of European based-NGOs that promote comprehensive and progressive sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) in development cooperation and global policies.
SEXUAL AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH AND RIGHTS:
Sexual and reproductive health and rights are the rights of all people to make decisions regarding their own sexuality, without infringing on the rights of other people; to decide if, when and how many children to have; to have all the necessary information, means and services available to reach the best possible sexual and reproductive health; and to be free from coercion, stigma and discrimination1.
EuroNGOs is for a sustainable world without poverty where all individuals enjoy good sexual and reproductive health and well-being and are empowered to exercise their sexual and reproductive health and rights. We believe that SRHR is both a fundamental human right and a key factor in wellbeing; poverty reduction and economic development and we are united by the ambition to promote the achievement of universal access to SRHR.
To achieve our vision, EuroNGOs functions as a platform for European SRHR NGOs to form alliances and groupings around specific areas of interest, promoting joint advocacy actions, encouraging communication and resource sharing, and strengthening its members’ advocacy capacities. In doing so, throughout the year we organize training workshops, strategy meetings and international conferences; we disseminate intelligence and prepare papers and reports for advocacy and action; and we implement advocacy projects.
Established in 1996, EuroNGOs is a broad, diverse and inclusive network with members ranging from large organizations with an international presence to smaller, specialist organizations working in certain regions or with specific groups of people.
1 For official definitions see the International Conference on Population and Development Program of Action, 1994, Cairo, and the Fourth World Conference on Women Declaration and Platform for Action, 1995, Beijing. See also WHO Department of Reproductive Health and Research (2012) Working Definitions.