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EuroNGOSs - The European NGOs for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, Population and Development
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  May 2017  
 


 
 
29-05-2017
Dear EuroNGOs Members and Partners

 
 

As the Trump administration continues to impose drastic cuts in funding for international family planning and reproductive health programs, we, the civil society are gathering our thoughts and numbers to grasp what the impact could be and fight against such critical measures. Given the current context, with declining funding opportunities, growing opposition to human rights and shrinking space for civil society, we need to act together more than ever before, to stay strong and build resilient partnerships.

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29-05-2017
Trump Administration vastly expanded Global Gag Rule

 
 

As a follow-up to the “Global Gag Rule” (also known as the “Mexico City Policy), which was reinstated by the newly elected Donald Trump in January 2017, his Administration announced the “Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance” plan on 15 May However, one may wonder how the plan intends to “protect life” and what its implications are.

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29-05-2017
The long wait is over - Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus is the new Director-General of WHO

 
 

On the 23th of May, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus was elected by the World Health Assembly as the new Director-General of the World Health Organisation. Learn more about the new leader of WHO!

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25-05-2017
New European Consensus on Development adopted

 
 

On the 19th of May, the Council of the European Union adopted the revised European Consensus on Development, which identifies a new framework for development cooperation and for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda by the European Union and the 28 member countries. The consensus was endorsed on the 31st of May by the European Parliament and it will be officially launched at the European Development Days in June.

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30-05-2017
2017 EuroNGOs Conference - Practical Information

 
 

Read more about some practical information for the 2017 EuroNGOs Conference in Brussels and make sure to register as soon as possible – the spots are filling up fast!

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30-05-2017
Join the discussion and submit your event proposal at the 2017 EuroNGOs Conference

 
 

We warmly welcome proposals for side-events and creation hub sessions that will take place during the 2017 Conference in Brussels. Don’t forget to submit your proposition before 12 June.

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31-05-2017
Speak up! Youth Participation at the 2017 EuroNGOs Conference

 
 

Do you want to get involved in the discussion on populism and its impact on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights? Join us at the 2017 EuroNGOs Conference in Brussels on 27-28 September 2017. We want to hear the youth voices!

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24-05-2017
AIDOS: 1st Italian Festival on Sustainable Development

 
 

On May 23, in the context of the first Italian festival on Sustainable Development, Aidos, in collaboration with Osservatorio AiDS - Aids Diritti Salute / Italian Network on Aids, Rights and Health, has promoted a public event on Global health, migrant women and rights.

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08-05-2017
AIDOS: International Parliamentarian Conference "SHE MOVES"

 
 

The 2017 International G7/20 Parliamentarians’ Conference “She Moves: The Challenges a World on the Move: Migration and Gender Equality, Women’s Agency and Sustainable Development” was organized in Rome on 4th-5th May by the Italian All Party Parliamentary Group on Global Health and Women’s rights in collaboration with the Italian Association for Women in Development (AIDOS) and the European Parliamentary Forum on Population and Development (EPF).

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29-05-2017
DSW: Lab Debate Choosing Sustainability: Future Planning for Climate Change

 
 

Representatives from PSN, DSW, IPPF and MEP, Heidi Hautala, will come together during the European Development Days in June to discuss the importance of family planning for women and girls’ health and empowerment as a fundamental contribution to environmental sustainability and to building climate resilience.

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26-06-2017
FEDERA: Polish Government limits access to emergency contraception

 
 

On May 25, the Polish Government voted in favour of limiting access to emergency contraception violating women’s reproductive rights few months after the “Black Protest”. The draft proposal was put forward by the ruling Law and Justice party and accepted for further works in February this year. Besides issues focusing on patient’s access to medicines it also aimed to make all contraception, including emergency contraception, available only on prescription from doctor.

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12-05-2017
FPSHA: Press Conference for Equal Access to Contraception and Family Planning

 
 

On the 10th of May, the Family Planning and Sexual Health Association (FPSHA), in collaboration with Viktorija Cmilyte-Nielsen, member of the Lithuanian Parliament, and the head of the Parliamentary Group on Development Cooperation, Reproductive Health and Rights, organized the press conference “Universal and Equitable Access to Contraception for all Women and Girls”.

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03-05-2017
SEXUAL HEALTH Switzerland Sends Shadow Report to the Human Rights Council

 
 

SEXUAL HEALTH Switzerland has submitted jointly with the Sexual Rights Initiative a shadow report for the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Switzerland at the Human Rights Council. Switzerland will be reviewed at the 28th session of the UPR Working group in November 2017.

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14-05-2017
Vaestoliitto: Helsexinki Exhibition

 
 

Väestöliitto started a collaboration project with the Helsinki City Museum. The Helsexinki-exhibition (opened 12th of May) is about sexuality, gender and sex – and about the freedom to choose how to express them. The exhibition, closely linked with topical themes, challenges visitors to think about whose voice is heard and who has the freedom to be who they really are.

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03-05-2017
YouAct: King’s Day Fundraising in The Hague

 
 

On the 27th of April, the Hague turned into a flea market with the occasion of the Netherlands’ King’s Day and YouAct gathered its partners for a successful fundraising session. Representatives of CHOICE and the Youth Coalition for Sexual and Reproductive Rights joined us in selling cupcakes, candy jars, condoms (sponsored by Condomerie), second-hand items, Polaroid photos and face-painting for kids.

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18-05-2017
YouAct: International Sexuality Education Conference

 
 

The international conference "Sexuality Education: Lessons Learned and Future Developments in the WHO European Region" took place in Berlin, on 15-16 May 2017. The event was hosted by the Federal Centre for Health Education (BZgA), a WHO Collaborating Centre for Sexual and Reproductive Health and was organized in partnership with IPPF European Network, UNESCO, UNFPA and WHO.

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30-05-2017
Communications Officer at European Youth Forum

The European Youth Forum is recruiting a Communications Officer for a project run in cooperation with the European Parliament.

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30-05-2017
Team Leader at European Youth Forum

The European Youth Forum is recruiting a Team Leader for a project run in cooperation with the European Parliament.

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31-05-2017
Project Officer - Logistics & Production at European Youth Forum

The European Youth Forum is recruiting a Project Officer for a project run in cooperation with the European Parliament.

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30-05-2017
Project Officer - Programme & Partners at European Youth Forum

The European Youth Forum is recruiting a Project Officer for a project run in cooperation with the European Parliament.

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30-05-2017
Two Research Assistant Positions at Centre for Effective Altruism (Peter Singer) and The Center for Health, Ethics and Social Policy (Frances Kissling, President)

The Centre for Effective Altruism (CEA) is looking for two research assistants (one full-time, one part-time) to help develop the intellectual foundations of effective altruism. In this role, you would work very closely with either Dr Toby Ord or Prof Peter Singer.

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ICRW release: Systematic Review of PYD in Low- and Middle-Income Countries
 
YouthPower Learning is sharing the results of a systematic review of evidence of positive youth development (PYD) in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). The report includes the conceptualization of PYD, ways of implementation, evidence gaps, lessons learnt and key recommendations for future programs.
 
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Just the Numbers: The Impact of U.S. International Family Planning Assistance
 
The Guttmacher Institute highlights the benefits of the U.S. international family planning assistance for the financial year 2017 and what the impact could be of any cuts in 2018.
 
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New study: demographics of women who have abortions in 28 low- and middle-income countries
 
The Guttmacher Institute analyzed the characteristics of women who are more likely to have abortions to inform future interventions addressing unintended pregnancy and unsafe abortion among these groups.
 
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Timing of counseling tied to postpartum contraceptive use in Uttar Pradesh, India
 
A recent study in India shows that women are more likely to use contraceptive methods after childbirth if they are provided with family planning counselling while they are at a health facility to give birth.
 
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Universal Health Coverage: Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights on the Agenda
 
Countdown 2030 Europe and Action for Global Health highlight the link between the World Health Organisation (WHO) definition of universal health coverage (UHC) and sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) and argues that UHC cannot be truly achieved without prioritizing SRHR.
 
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PATH launches the Advocacy Pack for Subcutaneous DMPA
 
Subcutaneous DMPA (DMPA-SC) is an innovative and easy-to-use injectable contraceptive method. The new Advocacy Pack for Subcutaneous DMPA contains information, data, and tools that can be used to advocate for the expansion of this method.
 
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UNSR report on the right to mental health
 
The Special Rapporteur on the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health has been released and it contains important references to SRHR.
 
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The Sexual and Reproductive Health Needs of Very Young Adolescents
 
The Guttmacher Institute has published a review of current data and existing evidence regarding key aspects of sexual and reproductive health among very young adolescents aged 10–14 living in developing regions.
 
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Joint Youth Statement at the Regional Forum for Sustainable Development
 
Several youth organizations have called on the UN ECE Regional Forum to ensure meaningful youth participation in the regional review processes of the sustainable development goals.
 
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Leading the Realization of Human Rights to Health and Through Health
 
The High Level Working Group on Health and Human Rights of Women, Children and Adolescents launched a new report calling for committed leadership for collective action at the highest levels to realize rights to health and through health.
 
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UNFPA Annual Report 2016: Millions of lives transformed
 
This infographic-style report showcases the impact of the funds entrusted to the United Nations Population Fund on the health and rights of millions of women and young people.
 
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