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25 October 2018

2018 Nobel Peace Prize Awarded to Activists campaigning against the use of rape as a weapon of war

Gynaecologist Denis Mukwege and Yazidi campaigner Nadia Murad are jointly awarded “for their efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict” as stated by the Norwegian Nobel Committee.

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22 October 2018

UNFPA 2018 State of World Population Report

The global trend towards smaller families is a reflection of people making reproductive choices to have as few or as many children as they want, when they want. When people lack choice, it can have a long-term impact on fertility rates, often making...

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12 September 2018

2018 World Population Data Sheet is now available

The Population Reference Bureau has recently published its annual Data Sheet with a focus on changing age structures around the world and resulting consequences for policy-making and development. This publication provides the latest data on key...

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12 September 2018

28 September is coming soon - Normalising abortion: it’s part of our lives

As in past years, The Global Day of Action for Access to Safe and Legal Abortion will be marked internationally by various activities on September 28. See what will be happening this year!

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31 July 2018

US withdraws from UN Human Rights Council

On June 19, the Trump administration announced that the US will withdraw from the United Nations Human Rights Council whose mission is to promote and protect human rights around the world, including sexual and reproductive health and rights.

 

 

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25 April 2018

Failure to reach consensus on CPD51 resolution

The 51st session of the Commission on Population and Development (CPD 51) took place from April 9 to 13 in New York, and ended for the third time in the last four yours without an outcome document. This year’s theme was “Sustainable cities, human...

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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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EuroNGOs Updates

31 October 2018

2018 EuroNGOs Conference – Full Programme is available online

The programme includes 14 sessions (plenary & workshops) across two days, the Youth-Led Pre-Conference hosted by our member organisation YouAct, the reception hosted by Gent Municipality and more!

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12 September 2018

Update on the 2018 Conference

Join us at the 2018 EuroNGOs Conference and discover how to engage with other human rights groups to bring reproductive justice! We are currently working on an inspiring and action-packed programme – you can read here about the latest updates.

 

 

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11 September 2018

Less than One Month to go until the EuroNGOs Annual Conference and AGM!

As we arrive closer to the Annual Conference and AGM, and have less than a month to go, we have some very exciting new updates to share with you…

 

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31 July 2018

New Team Members on Board

We are happy to welcome to the EuroNGOs family Marie Dubost and Fatima Ahmed who are two new members of the secretariat. The current composition of the secretariat includes 3 staff members who are ready to kick off the preparation for the upcoming...

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31 July 2018

SAVE THE DATE: 2018 EuroNGOs Conference & AGM

The 2018 EuroNGOs Conference “Act on hope! How can the European SRHR community help unlock the rights & care for all?” will take place on the 6th and 7th of November in Ghent (Belgium). Our members are warmly invited to attend the Annual General...

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31 July 2018

2017 EuroNGOs Annual Report is now available

We are proud to present our Annual Report which outlines the key achievements of the EuroNGOs network in 2017 and depicts our plans and aspirations for 2018 and beyond – a bold vision for the future!

 

 

 

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30 April 2018

We joined the What Women Want Campaign

EuroNGOs recently joined the What Women Want Campaign which is aimed at understanding of how quality maternal and reproductive healthcare is defined by at least 1 million women and girls around the world.

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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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Focus on Europe

12 September 2018

UNECE Conference on ICPD+25: Registration extended

In 2019, we will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) which was held in Cairo in 1994, and its Programme of Action. Ahead of this important moment, the Regional Conference on Enabling...

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11 September 2018

New Interactive Eurostat report on the SDGs

On September 18th, Eurostat released a new digital publication about the Sustainable Development Goals titled “SDGs & me”.

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27 August 2018

Dunja Mijatovic elected as the Commissioner for Human Rights

On April 3, Dunja Mijatović from Bosnia and Herzegovina took up the post of Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights. She is the first women to be elected for this position by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe and her mandate...

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27 August 2018

2018 Contraception Atlas published

Access to contraception should be a key concern of governments in empowering citizens to plan their families and lives. Yet every country analysed by the 2018 Contraception Atlas needs to do more to improve access. The findings show that for many...

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31 July 2018

European Parliament voted to end early and forced marriages

On July 4, the European Parliament adopted with a large majority the resolution “Towards an EU external strategy against early and forced marriages”, identifying it as one of the priorities for the EU’s external action.

 

 

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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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Members' news

21 October 2018

Countdown 2030 Europe: Advancing SRHR and family planning bilaterally: a collection of European donor country' good practices

 

Trends in bilateral, government-to-government, funding for development aid and sexual and reproductive health have been shifting over the past few years. Several European countries prioritize funding multilateral organizations and initiatives or...

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12 September 2018

Share-Net International: Invitation to 7th Annual Student Meeting

Share-Net Netherlands and the Oxfam Novib Academy would like to kindly invite you to the 7th Annual Student meeting “Linking Students, Policy and Practice”.

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12 September 2018

FPFE: The priority now is sexual education and consolidating the progress achieved

FPFE launched in July, before the HLPF, a factsheet of recommendations for the 2030 Agenda, as a result of consultation process with civil society organizations and parliamentarians.

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12 September 2018

IPPF EN: Reproductive freedom is not a reality for everyone across Europe

IPPF EN has launched a series of videos on contraception and SRHR. One of the videos focuses on Reproductive freedom, and the barriers to accessing reproductive care.

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12 September 2018

SEXUAL HEALTH Switzerland: Swiss civil society sets higher standards for the implementation of Agenda 2030

The Swiss Civil Society Platform Agenda 2030 has published the report “How sustainable is Switzerland – Implementing the 2030 Agenda from a civil society perspective” which sets higher standards than the weak governmental plan on the implementation...

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12 September 2018

Väestöliitto: SRHR expertise in the heart of Finnish development NGOs

There have been big changes in the world of development organization in Finland in 2018 – and the role of SRHR is strengthening. Kepa, a platform for Finnish civil society organizations is an expert on global development issues, and The Finnish NGDO...

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12 September 2018

Väestöliitto: Global education project gives voice to the youth

The Family Federation of Finland (Väestöliitto) has a new global education project about sustainable development and sexual rights. The project gives voice to the youth from all over the world. The project consists of a series of podcasts and a...

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12 September 2018

MSI announces update of peer-reviewed impact calculator: “Impact 2.5”

Marie Stopes International is delighted to announce the latest update to its Impact 2 calculator, “Impact 2.5” Impact 2.5 allows users to estimate the health and population impacts of services delivered such as the number of unintended pregnancies,...

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12 September 2018

RHM Call for Papers

Reproductive Health Matters is compiling a themed issue to be published in May 2019 on the impact of politics on sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). The purpose of the issue is to assimilate and highlight the consequences of and...

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12 September 2018

EPF: Global funding for family planning at risk from US withdrawal

The latest Euro mapping report on global funding for family planning (FP) and reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health (RMNCH) highlights the US as the world’s leading donor in this field, but that data does not accurately reflect the...

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