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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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07 July 2017

What does President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement have to do with SRHR?

At first glance, it may be hard to see a direct link between climate change and sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). One may wonder what the warming of the earth has to do with access to contraception, a women’s right to choose whether...

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07 July 2017

Sign the She Decides Manifesto

The She Decides Manifesto titled “A world where every girl and woman can decide what to do with her body, with her life, and with her future. Without question” is now available. Do you share the values and principles of She Decides?

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12 April 2017

CPD ends without agreement

After nearly 10 days of intense negotiations, the Commission on Population and Development (CPD) ended without an agreement on April 7. For the second time in three years, UN member states were unable to agree on an outcome. On the morning of April...

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31 March 2017

CSW Recap: Women’s economic empowerment in the changing world of work

Each year the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) meets in New York for two weeks in March. This year, the theme focused on “the Women’s Economic Empowerment in the Changing World of Work”. In particular, CSW 61 reflected on the women’s...

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EuroNGOs Updates

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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24 August 2017

Youth Pre-meeting at the EuroNGOs Conference

Are you attending the 2017 EuroNGOs Conference? Are you a young person or do you work on youth issues? If so, we warmly invite you to take part in the youth pre-meeting on the 26th September, the evening before the 2017 EuroNGOs Conference.

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31 July 2017

2017 EuroNGOs Conference – check the programme outline

Despite the summer heat, we are tirelessly working to prepare the 2017 EuroNGOs Conference which will take place on 27-28 September in Brussels. Feeling excited and enthusiastic by this year’s topic and interest shown in the subject, we are ready to...

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06 July 2017

Welcome new EuroNGOs member: Share-Net International

Share-Net International has attended EuroNGOs’ annual meetings since 2013 and is now delighted to become an associate member.

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06 July 2017

Call for testimonies from the Global South - impact of GGR on women's health & rights

In order to show solidarity as well as to discuss and address the challenges posed by the Global Gag Rule in the Global South, EuroNGOs calls for video testimonies which will be shown during our annual conference (September 27-28) in Brussels.

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06 July 2017

Reception at the 2017 EuroNGOs Conference

We are very excited to announce that the reception at the 2017 EuroNGOs Conference in Brussels will be held in the evening of 27 September at the Belgian Federal Parliament.

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06 July 2017

Join us on Facebook!

EuroNGOs is now on Facebook. Follows us for the latest updates and news from our members and from the Secretariat!

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30 April 2017

New colleagues on board!

Recently we had some great new colleagues joining the EuroNGOs Secretariat: a warm welcome to Deborah Rubbens, the new coordinator, and Anamaria Suciu, the new administrative assistant.

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Focus on Europe

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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23 August 2017

Protest in Brussels for Abortion Rights Across Europe

On the 28th of September, join us at a march in Brussels organised by Marche Mondiale de Femmes in solidarity with European women everywhere, particularly those in Ireland and Poland, to demand that women's rights, freedom from reproductive coercion,...

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31 July 2017

2018 EU Budget – development aid at stake

At the end of May, the European Commission released its proposal for the 2018 European Union’s budget, including a line for development assistance and humanitarian aid. On 12 July, the ambassadors of the EU member states revealed their position with...

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06 July 2017

EU signs the Istanbul Convention

On 13 June, the European Union finally signed the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence, also known as the “Istanbul Convention.”. By doing so, the EU reaffirmed its commitment to end...

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06 July 2017

France: New President, new MPs: what future for France’s support to SRHR?

On May 7th, Emmanuel Macron was elected President of France after a long and confusing campaign. Macron was still unknown to the general public three years ago. He became Minister of the Economy in 2014, left the government in 2016 in order to start...

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26 June 2017

Loud and United to end violence against women and girls

On the 8th of June 2017, EuroNGOs attended the European Women’s Lobby (EWL) public event “Loud and United to end violence against women and girls” – a fully booked conference featuring Gloria Steinem and the European Women’s Lobby (EWL) Observatory...

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26 April 2017

UNECE Regional Forum on Sustainable Development 2017 was held with wide participation from civil society

UNECE Regional Forum on Sustainable Development (RFSD), was held between 24-25 April 2017 in Geneva, to follow up on and review the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the UNECE region. The forum aimed to...

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31 March 2017

Civil society voicing importance of SDGs at European ‘anniversary’ Summit

The 25th March 2017 marked an important moment for Europe, with the 60th anniversary of the Treaties of Rome, signed by the six founding EU Member States, which paved the way for the European Union that we know today. EU heads of state or government...

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Members' news

20 September 2017

P&D Factor: “Girls and Women: Education, Health, Equality and Rights” Project in Guinea- Bissau

Mani's story - She was between 15 and 19 years old (without documents and different ages according Mani and her parents), ran away from home when she realized that her family was preparing the wedding with someone she only knew from brief visits to...

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16 September 2017

WRC: Improving Access to Medical Abortion in Armenia

Women’s Rights Center NGO (WRC) organized a dissemination meeting devoted to the results and sites experience of two research studies implemented in Armenia with the support of Gynuity Health Project (GHP).

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30 August 2017

YouAct Call for Photos: Success Stories of Youth Initiatives Challenging Populism

Dear Partners,

As you may know, EuroNGO’s is hosting a conference this September titled “Re:Frame. Promoting SRHR in a time of growing populism”, where we will be talking about the rise of populism around the world and the consequences it is having...

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30 August 2017

A Norwegian-Malawian Success Story During Difficult Times

During the kick-off of the Norwegian Election Campaign, the Norwegian IPPF member association Sex og Politikk had a visit from the director of our Malawian partner organization Family Planning Association of Malawi (FPAM), Thokozani Mbendera. On the...

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29 August 2017

Sexual Health Switzerland: Online Consultation on the Implementation of the 2030 Agenda

The federal government of Switzerland has invited actors from civil society, academia and business, as well as cantons and communes to participate in an online consultation on the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

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31 July 2017

Rutgers: Placing teenage pregnancy prevention on the HLPF agenda

Imagine this: you’re a 15-year old sexually-active girl, with a boyfriend. At the height of excitement, trouble sets in: the condom breaks. With great anticipation, you wait for your menstruation to come: two weeks later and still nothing. You buy a...

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30 July 2017

Sensoa: E-tutorial Body & Rights now in English

“Body & Rights”, the e-tutorial developed by Sensoa, the Belgian expertise centre for sexual health and a member association of IPPF in Belgium and commissioned by the Institute of Tropical Medicine and Be-cause Health, is now available in English.

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29 July 2017

Sensoa: Belgian Parliamentary 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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28 July 2017

UK APPG: call for submissions on Abortion in the Developing World and the UK

The UK All-Party Parliamentary Group on Population, Development and Reproductive Health (APPG) invites short written submissions from interested organisations and individuals on Abortion in the Developing World and the UK.

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07 July 2017

RHM Journal: Disability and sexuality: reclaiming sexual and reproductive rights

The latest issue of "Reproductive Health Matters" Journal is now available online and open access - Disability and sexuality: reclaiming sexual and reproductive rights.

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