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29 March 2018

SRHR in the 62nd CSW session Agreed Conclusions

There has been some discussion about the Agreed conclusions on “Challenges and opportunities in achieving gender equality and the empowerment of rural women and girls, adopted at the end of the 62nd session of the Commission on the Status of Women in...

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11 February 2018

UNFPA and UNICEF call for accelerated actions to end female genital mutilation

On the 6th of February, the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), UNICEF and UNFPA released a joint statement which emphasizes that FGM is a violation of human rights and its elimination is crucial for achieving SDG...

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08 February 2018

UN senior management reached full gender parity

On 2 February, António Guterres, UN Secretary-General, announced that full gender parity has been reached in the UN senior management and reaffirmed his commitment to the UN’s zero tolerance policy on sexual harassment. Furthermore, he indicated a...

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01 February 2018

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights turns 70 years

The United Nations kicked off a year-long campaign to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the U.N. General Assembly on the 10th December 1948 that will culminate on the same day in 2018.

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31 January 2018

Celebrate 2018 She Decides Day!

The global movement She Decides was born in early 2017 as a response to the reinstatement of the Global Gag Rule. It aims to raise financial and political support for sexual and reproductive health for all around the world. On March 2, 2017 an...

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11 December 2017

FP2020’s report reveals family planning wins & challenges in the world’s poorest countries

On 5 December, Family Planning 2020 (FP2020) released its annual report which shows progress made in 2017 towards achieving the target of providing an additional 120 million women and girls with access to modern contraceptive by 2020. The report...

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29 November 2017

2017 IAWG Annual Meeting - Key Insights

Seventeenth Annual Meeting of the Inter-agency Working Group (IAWG) on Reproductive Health in Crises was held in Athens between 8-10 November 2017. The meeting gathered over 200 participants from 50 countries to review and discuss quality, access and...

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28 November 2017

SHRH and the COP23: Insights from ARROW on SRHR Advocacy Work Around COP23

The COP23 is significant for women! After five years of advocating for inclusion of gender in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) discussions and actions, the Gender Action Plan (GAP) was finally adopted on Gender Day...

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18 October 2017

UNFPA 2017 State of World Population Report published

On 17 October, the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) published its 2017 edition of the State of World Population which dicusses reproductive health and rights in relation to (gender) inequalities and outlines a way to close the gender gap through 10 actions...

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29 September 2017

Dr. Natalia Kanem – New UNFPA Executive Director

On 3 October, dr. Natalia Kanem was appointed as the new Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) by Secretary-General António Guterres. She will serve in this position for the upcoming four years.

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EuroNGOs Updates

30 March 2018

Job vacancy: EuroNGOs Coordinator

EuroNGOs (the European NGOs for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, Population and Development) is looking for a Network Coordinator, preferably based in Brussels, starting asap!

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29 March 2018

Future of SRHR Workshop

On 27 March, EuroNGOs organized a workshop on the Future of SRHR at our office in Brussels. The workshop aimed to bring together key stakeholders from within and outside the SRHR community to discuss the SRHR landscape and identify key challenges and...

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28 March 2018

Joint statement for the rejection of the “Stop abortion” bill in Poland

Together with more than 200 women’s and human rights organisations around the world, EuroNGOs signed a statement and called on Members of Poland’s Parliament to listen to the voices of women across Poland and to reject this regressive legislative...

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28 February 2018

We keep growing with two new members

We are happy to inform you that the International Planned Parenthood Federation European Network (IPPF EN) and the Serbian Association for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Association (SRH Serbia) have recently joined our network....

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31 January 2018

2018 Work Plan is set up

As we have entered the new year, we continue to work on the transition of EuroNGOs into a more inclusive SRHR Partnership. An internal action plan has been developed for 2018 and some exciting activities are planned for this year. Not only do we plan...

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31 December 2017

Farewell to Anamaria Suciu

It is with mixed feelings that we inform you that Anamaria Suciu, administrative assistant, is transferring to IPFF EN where she will take on a position as program and performance assistant. Anamaria has been a valuable member of our team and has...

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30 November 2017

EuroNGOs workshop on funding landscape and financial accountability for SRHR in humanitarian context

During this year, the number of displaced people worldwide hit a new record, with more than 65.6 million people forcibly displaced around the world. What is more, half of this group represent women and girls while the provision of SRHR services in...

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29 November 2017

Final report from the 2017 EuroNGOs Conference is released

The 2017 EuroNGOs Conference "Re:Frame. Promoting SRHR in a time of growing populism" took place in Brussels between 27-28 September 2017. This two-day meeting gathered over 200 participants and challenged thinking as well as stimulated debate around...

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23 November 2017

Increasing Youth Visibility at the Eurongos Conference

Camila Ochoa Mendoza, YouAct Member, is sharing her thoughts as a young attendee of the 2017 EuroNGOs Conference about the meaningful youth engagement in this event.

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27 October 2017

Transition to SRHR Partnership

On 26 September 2017, EuroNGOs hosted its annual general meeting (AGM) for its members, donors and observers. During the meeting, the members voted in favor of the proposal to transition EuroNGOs into a strategic European SRHR Partnership.

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Focus on Europe

22 March 2018

How the next EU budget can support health and well-being for all

The European Commission is currently preparing a proposal for its next multiannual budget, which will determine the EU’s annual spending from 2021 to 2027. This is a complex and highly political process, made even more so as the UK prepares to leave...

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11 March 2018

Nils Muiznieks calls to make Europe free from gender-based violence and sexism

Ahead of the International Women’s Day, Nils Muižnieks, Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe, delivered a passionate speech on gender equality and SRHR to the Plenary of the European Parliament.

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15 February 2018

European Parliament says it has zero tolerance for female genital mutilation

On the 7th of February, the European Parliament highlighted the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and adopted a resolution calling the European Commission and the EU Member States to ensure FGM prevention...

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31 January 2018

All of Us for Sexual Education in Europe

On 31 January, All of Us - the European Parliament's pro-choice campaign which mobilizes support for the right to access modern contraceptive choice and safe & legal abortion - organised an event at the European Parliament to discuss the issue of...

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21 January 2018

European Donor tracking shows upsurge in commitment to SRHR, after decrease of funding in 2016

Countdown 2030 Europe, a Consortium of leading European NGOs, launched its newest tracking report, which analyses the most recent trends in SRH/FP policies and funding support by European donor countries. The report ‘European Donor Support to Sexual...

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21 December 2017

Migrant women and girls and their access to SRHR in Europe

While thinking about sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), Europe is praised for its leadership, however the inequities related to various SRHR aspects remain across different regions or certain groups. Read this inspiring interview with...

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17 December 2017

SDGs for young people, young people for SDGs

The meeting “SDGs for Young People, Young People for SDGs. Tracking progress in achieving youth-related SDG and ICPD goals in Europe and Central Asia” took place on 4-5 December 2017 in Sofia, Bulgaria. The meeting had two primary objectives: to...

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30 November 2017

How has the EU progressed towards the SDGs?

On 29 November, the European Economic and Social Committee organised a public debate to present Eurostat's new report titled: "Sustainable Development in the European Union: 2017 Monitoring Report of the Sustainable Development Goals in an EU...

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28 November 2017

Compromise reached on EU 2018 Budget

After the conciliation procedure in November during which the European Parliament and the Council negotiated a draft 2018 EU budget tabled by the European Commission in May, a compromise was reached on 18 November. What does the compromise mean for...

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22 November 2017

Training Takeaways: Gender, Diversity and SGBV in Humanitarian Assistance, organized by Red Cross EU Office

On the 8th of November, the Red Cross EU Office organized a training on gender, diversity and sexual and gender based violence in humanitarian assistance. The EuroNGOs secretariat was represented and below you can find the main takeaways from this...

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Members' news

29 March 2018

Federa: Great mobilization on #BlackFriday

March 23 is yet another historic moment in the Polish history. Renewed attempts to ban abortion in case of foetal impairment have brought almost 90 000 people to the streets of Warsaw, not to mention 23 other cities in Poland and 13 abroad. How did...

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25 March 2018

YouAct: Busting abortion stigma with inroads

Last week I entered a beautiful, stigma-free world: where people have access to legal, safe, and free abortions, where your economic situation, nationality, gender, disability, race, religion or age don’t limit your access to healthcare, where you...

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25 March 2018

Call for Papers – Exploring sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) inequities within countries

In this issue, we ask authors to explore differences in services, quality of services and care, health knowledge, and health outcomes within countries, based on what are often intersecting social divisions such as race, age, ethnicity, caste,...

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15 March 2018

UK APPG: New Report by UK Parliamentarians Demands Greater Access to Safe & Legal Abortion

The UK APPG on Population, Development and Reproductive Health (APPG on PDRH) launched its hearing report ‘Who Decides? We Trust Women: Abortion in the developing world and the UK’ on the 7th March, ahead of International Women’s Day. Key note...

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15 March 2018

EuroNGOs Members highlighted the She Decides anniversary

On the 2nd of March, the first anniversary of She Decides was celebrated globally. The movement seeks to promote, provide, protect and enhance the fundamental rights of every girl and woman. See how EuroNGOs members marked the She Decides anniversary...

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01 March 2018

EuroNGOs Members to celebrate the She Decides Day

On 2 March 2017, SheDecides officially launched its movement with a conference in Brussels. EuroNGOs was there to support this exciting movement by organizing a pre-event and gathering signatures from 234 organisations in support of the She Decides...

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28 February 2018

YouAct’s Participation in the RFSD

From the 28th of February to the 2nd of March, Anja Pedersen has participated in the UN ECE Regional Forum of Sustainable Development (RFSD) in Geneva, as the representative of YouAct. The forum is one of two regional reviews of the Sustainable...

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28 February 2018

SEXUAL HEALTH: report on sexuality education approved

On February 21, the Swiss Federal Council has approved a report of experts on Sexuality Education in Switzerland. The report is the response on a postulate of a member of parliament who had raised critical questions in relation to sexuality education...

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20 February 2018

Dutch Postcode Lottery donates 11,9 million euro to Rutgers for safe abortion

The Dutch Postcode Lottery has donated € 11,9 million euro from its Dream Fund to Rutgers and its American partner DKT International for the worldwide reduction of unsafe abortions. The Postcode Lottery made this known during the ‘Goed Geld Gala’ in...

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10 February 2018

AIDOS: Building Bridges between Africa and Europe to tackle FGM

On the 6th of February, International Day of Zero Tolerance on FGM, AIDOS launched videos produced within the project “Building Bridges between Africa and Europe to tackle FGM” supported by UNFPA/UNICEF Joint Programme on Female Genital...

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