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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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28 September 2017

New Spotlight Initiative to End Violence Against Women

During a special event at the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly in September, the European Union and the United Nations launched a new, global action titled “The Spotlight Initiative” with a focus on eliminating all forms of...

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26 September 2017

Inflatable elephant for Juncker and 2nd Anniversary of the 2030 Agenda

The 25th of September marked the second anniversary of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 169 associated targets as a new UN plan of action for people, planet and prosperity.

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04 August 2017

She Decides, We Build the Movement

We recently had a chance to meet and talk to Heather Barclay from the She Decides support unit. Are you curious about its role and what its strategy is for the development of this movement? Check out our interview!

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25 July 2017

SRHR and the 2017 High-level Political Forum – first impressions on “pluses” and “minuses”

The 2017 session of the High-level Political Forum (HLPF), the second to be held since the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (2030 Agenda), provided an important opportunity for the promotion of issues related to sexual and...

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23 July 2017

The Family Planning Summit for Safer, Healthier and Empowered Futures

On July 11, over 600 policymakers, donors, advocates, private sector and civil society representatives from across the globe gathered for the London Family Planning Summit 2017 to discuss efforts to reach the Family Planning 2020 goals and to ensure...

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EuroNGOs Updates

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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26 October 2017

2017 EuroNGOs Conference: check out the video reports!

We are excited to share with you a few video reports which capture some of the key outcomes and recommendations from the discussions held during our annual conference in Brussels on 27-28 September.

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25 October 2017

2017 EuroNGOs Conference missed participants from Pakistan due to denied entry to Belgium

Just before the 2017 EuroNGOs conference kicked off on 27 September, the EuroNGOs team was saddened to learn that two participants from Pakistan could not join us in Brussels since their visa applications to enter Belgium were denied.

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30 September 2017

A first look back to the 2017 EuroNGOs Conference

THANK YOU to all those who participated in the 2017 EuroNGOs conference and made this year’s conference a success: our speakers and moderators, the Steering Committee, the Conference Working Group, volunteers, donors, participants and guests!

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29 September 2017

Key Outcomes from the EuroNGOs Annual General Meeting

The Annual General meeting of EuroNGOs was held on Tuesday, 26 September in Brussels. We were pleased to see 23 members in attendance as well as representatives of our observers (IPPF EN and UNFPA Brussels Office) and one of our donors (UNFPA New...

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28 September 2017

Side Events and Creation Hub Sessions at the EuroNGOs Conference – Register Now!

We are excited to share with you an overview of the side events and creation hub sessions taking place at the 2017 EuroNGOs Conference! Make sure you have a spot and register in advance.

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Focus on Europe

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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23 October 2017

European Week of Action for Girls

The European Week of Action for Girls provides a unique opportunity to bring girls’ rights to the forefront of the EU agenda. This year, the European Week of Action partners put the spotlight on what needs to be done to overcome the barriers faced by...

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22 October 2017

Updates from the EU level

October was a busy period in Brussels and some of the recent developments include establishement of a High Level Stakeholder Platform to follow up on the UN Sustainable Development Goals, adoption of the 2018 Work Programme by the European Commision...

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30 September 2017

Accession of the European Union to the Istanbul Convention endorsed by the European Parliament

On 12 September, the European Parliament endorsed the accession of the European Union to the Istanbul Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence. MEPs highlighted that the denial of SRHR services is a form of...

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29 September 2017

Belgium: Commission on Foreign Affairs adopts resolution on SRHR for the 2030 Agenda

The Commission on Foreign Affairs of Belgium’s federal parliament has unanimously adopted a resolution for the implementation and follow-up of sexual and reproductive health and rights(SRHR) in the 2030 Agenda.

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27 September 2017

Poland: Abortion Battle Continues

Poland remains at the forefront of the battle over women’s rights and the right to a safe and legal abortion. In recent months, despite the success of the “Black Protest” in the last year we are witnessing attempts to further restrict the current,...

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Members' news

19 December 2017

YouAct: Europe Unite for CSE Rights

Youth advocates from Cyprus, Georgia, Poland, Romania and the Netherlands joined forces for the “Europe Unite for CSE Rights” campaign, aimed at bringing attention to the need for comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) and for young people’s sexual...

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17 December 2017

Sex og Politikk Hosted an IPPF Conference on CSE Best Practices in

Comprehensive sexuality education is an essential component in promoting SRHR, and in December, members of The International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) came together from all over the world to discuss best practices. There were two major...

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11 December 2017

Share-Net: Successful Student-NGO Collaborations – A Practical Guide

Share-Net has recently published a practical guide for successful student-NGO collaborations. To encourage beneficial collaborations for all stakeholders involved, this practical guide proposes a set of guidelines that can be used by NGOs and...

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02 December 2017

Poland: The Draft Law Penalizing Abortion in Case of Foetal Impairment Submitted to the Parliament

On November, 30 2017, the “Stop Abortion” Civic Committee has tabled 830 000 signatures under the bill that would ban abortion in one of the three cases in which abortion is allowed according to the Bill of 1993. The organisers of the campaign, with...

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01 December 2017

Sexual Health Switzerland: Update on the Universal Periodic Review of Switzerland

On November 9th, Switzerland underwent the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) before the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva at the 28th session of the UPR Working Group. SEXUAL HEALTH Switzerland had submitted in spring a shadow report on...

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29 November 2017

FPFE: Coercionist movement attacking Spanish Federation of Family Planning

Spain’s National Court has ruled that the Spanish Federation of Family Planning (FPFE), can no longer be designated as a “public service organization” in Spain. Under Spanish law, an organization qualified as a public service organization receives...

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28 November 2017

FEDERA: Attempts to Use the Non-Sovereign Constitutional Tribunal in order to Restrict Women’s Rights to Legal Abortion in Poland

A group of extremist MPs, mainly from the ruling party Law and Justice (PiS) and Kukiz’15, submitted a motion challenging the constitutionality of one of the cases, which allows for abortion according to The Family Planning, Human Embryo Protection...

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27 November 2017

SECS: Documentary on Romania "Let’s talk about sex"

Daniela Draghici, SECS Advisory Board Member and Gabriel Brumariu, Volunteer Coordinator contributed their long-standing expertise to the documentary on teen moms in Romania titled "Let`s Talk about Sex", premiered on the German-French educational...

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25 November 2017

Sex og Politikk: New All Party Parliamentary Group on SRHR established after the Norwegian elections

On 29 November, a meeting was held at Stortinget, the Norwegian parliament, during which a new parliamentary group on sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) was established for the period of 2017-2021. Thirty-two members from all nine...

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21 November 2017

The Austrian Family Planning Association (ÖGF) celebrates 25 years of “First Love”, helpdesk (in the 3rd District of Vienna) for young people

“First Love” offers help concerning sexual and reproductive questions and problems (love, sexuality and relationships). Within the past 25 years, the reasons teenagers seek our help for have changed. Birth control advice has always been the most...

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