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


 
 
07-07-2017
Dear Partners

 
 

While the EuroNGOs Conference is quickly approaching, we are witnessing the need of mobilization and strategizing in response to the opposition to SRHR and sometimes to the entire non-governmental sector. The recent changes in Romania and Hungary are examples of attempts to shrink the space and role of civil society organizations.

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07-07-2017
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 to sustain a pregnancy, and sexual and gender based violence (SGBV).

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07-07-2017
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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06-07-2017
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 violence against women and girls and sent a strong political message.

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06-07-2017
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 a political movement from scratch, “En Marche”, and became France’s youngest President, beating populist Marine Le Pen in the second round.

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06-07-2017
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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06-07-2017
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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06-07-2017
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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06-07-2017
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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06-07-2017
European Development Days Overview of EuroNGOs Members' Activities

 
 

On 7-8 June 2017, the European Commission brought together over 42.000 participants from 154 countries for the European Development Days in Brussels. EuroNGOs members were actively involved in the forum hosting three different sessions, the summaries of which you can find below.

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05-07-2017
Alianza por la Solidaridad Draws Attention in Brussels to Violence Against Migrant Women

 
 

Alianza por la Solidaridad was present at the EDD, where we introduced our experience on the impact of Gender Based Violence on migrant women in a lab organized by the ISGlobal Institute that centered on women vulnerability along migratory routes.

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04-07-2017
FPFE launches the Atlas of Contraception in Europe in Madrid

 
 

On the 26th of May, Federacion de Planificacion Familiar Estatal (FPFE) launched in Madrid the Atlas of Contraception in Europe, a study led by the European Parliamentary Forum on Population and Development (EPF) with the support of a group of experts on sexual and reproductive health and rights.

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03-07-2017
FPFE: Conservative Spanish Senator supporting women rights in El Salvador

 
 

Spanish doctor and senator José Antonio Rubio, head of the Parliamentary Party Group on Population (APPG), Development and Reproductive Health, visited El Salvador in May under the coordination of the European Parliamentary Forum on Population and Development (EPF), Spanish Federation of Family Planning (FPFE), the Spanish Agency for International Cooperation (AECID) ) and the Spanish Embassy in El Salvador.

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02-07-2017
PSN: A win-win for human and environmental health: How conservation programmes can be strengthened by meeting family planning needs

 
 

The Population and Sustainability Network (PSN) is organizing a discussion on the importance of considering family planning actions not only as essential for the health and empowerment of girls and women, but also as fundamental for the success of conservation programmes.

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01-07-2017
Free print copies of the RHM journal available for global distribution

 
 

Now that the “Reproductive Health Matters” journal is no longer appearing in print, the office has a limited stock of back issues which they would like to distribute in exchange for a contribution to shipping or postage costs.

 

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01-07-2017
YouAct: Highlights from the Sofia Pride Parade

 
 

The tenth anniversary of the first ever Sofia Pride parade took place this year on the 10th of June. For many LGBTQI+ people, both in Bulgaria and abroad, the first Pride-related news to emerge were reports from the opposition.

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01-07-2017
YouAct Facilitates a Workshop at the 5th edition of the FemArt Festival

 
 

The Artpolis, Art and Community Center has organized the 5th edition of the FemArt Festival, from 25 to 31 May 2017, with over 40 activities in Prishtina and North Mitrovica, Kosovo. Every year, the FemArt Festival engages over hundreds of women artists and activists from around the world who showcase their creative work through Theater, Film, Documentary Films, Short Films, Exhibition, Performance, Concerts, Lectures, Workshops, Panel Discussions and Presentations on various art forms.

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07-07-2017
Finance & Administration Officer at End FGM European Network

The End FGM European Network is recruiting a Finance & Administration Officer to be employed on a full-time basis in its head office in Brussels, Belgium.

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06-07-2017
Training Offer: Accountancy Assistant at CONCORDE

CONCORDE is offering a 6-month traineeship in accountancy.

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05-07-2017
Consultant - Publication on EU Presidency with Related Training Materials at CONCORDE

CONCORDE is looking for a consultant to research and produce a publication (and training materials) on the decision-making processes within the European Institutions, particularly focusing on how CONCORD fits into this picture where development policy is concerned, and how they link to the six-monthly presidency periods.

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04-07-2017
Senior Programme Manager at IPPF

The purpose of the Senior Programme Manager is to support the effective implementation of the Partnerships for Health and Rights, a regional program funded through the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

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03-07-2017
Project Director at IPPF

IPPF Central Office (London) is looking for an experienced and innovative Project Director to lead a global consortium to deliver a substantial, multi country integrated Family Planning and Reproductive Health Programme. The role will support and performance manage global and national partners to achieve project goals and provide technical and programmatic support.

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02-07-2017
Advocacy Director at IPPF

IPPF is recruiting an Advocacy Director, flexible location, salary range in excess of £68,289 per annum plus excellent benefits if based in London. Applicants should e-mail jobs@ippf.org for an application form.

 

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01-07-2017
Project Manager at Bridge 47

Bridge 47 – Building Global Citizenship is a 3-year project, starting in September 2017, mainly funded by the European Commission.

 

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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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Major Gains on SRHR at the 35th Session of the Human Rights Council – Joint Statement
 
The Sexual Rights Initiative, the Center for Reproductive Rights and the International Women’s
Health Coalition welcome the adoption of key resolutions during the last UN Human Rights Council concerning the violence and discrimination against women and girls and early and forced marriage in humanitarian settings.
 
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Overview of the 35th session of the UN Human Rights Council
 
Sexual Rights Initiative presents some of the key sexual rights related resolutions and oral statements.
 
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New Data: Greater Investments Needed to Meet Women’s Reproductive Health Needs in Developing Regions
 
A new Guttmacher study shows that 214 million women in developing countries who want to avoid pregnancy do not use modern contraceptive methods and tens of millions of women do not receive the basic pregnancy and delivery care they need to maintain their and their newborns’ health.
 
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Population Council launches the Girl Innovation, Research, and Learning (GIRL) Center
 
This is a new global research hub that aims to inform strategic investment towards solutions that have proven to improve the lives of girls.
 
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Rutgers overview 2016 is live
 
This report provides an overview of the Rutgers and its partner’s achievements of the past year in the Netherlands and beyond.
 
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CHANGE: New Video About Trump’s Global Gag Rule featuring the singer and songwriter Halsey
 
This video includes a description of Trump’s policy and a call to action for American viewers to contact their Members of Congress and ask them to support the Global HER Act.
 
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WHO: Technical Brief on Hormonal Contraception and Women at High Risk of HIV
 
This brief was developed in response to the recent WHO guidance statement on hormonal contraceptive eligibility for women at high risk of HIV and is important especially for women in sub-Saharan Africa, a region with high HIV prevalence and widely used injectable contraception.
 
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Marie Stopes International: Global Impact Report for 2016 “The First Step”
 
The report highlights Marie Stopes International’s global impact, including a 20% increase in service impact compared to the previous year, and describes how the organization has been able to have an even wider reach than ever before across the 37 countries where they operate.
 
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IPPF: Annual Report 2016
 
The report presents an overview of the progress made in 2016 by the International Planned Parenthood Federation against its strategic framework.
 
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Report of the Independent Expert on protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity
 
During the 35th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council the first ever report on violence and discrimination based on an individual’s perceived sexual orientation and gender identity was presented by the Independent Expert Vitit Muntarbhorn.
 
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Tips on How to TALK About Abortion – New Video by IPPF
 
This short video includes useful tips for material development on abortion, including how to use rights-based messages and how to avoid stigmatization when addressing the topic of abortion.
 
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Tips on How to EDUCATE About Abortion – New Video by IPPF
 
This video complements a previous guide developed by IPPF and includes, among others, tips on how to discuss abortion in a respectful and safe way, how to present facts and how to facilitate practical sessions.
 
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The SDG Indicator Framework has been adopted by ECOSOC
 
The adoption of the indicator framework took place during the Coordination and Management Meeting of the UN Economic and Social Council on 7 June 2017 and the respective resolution calls for strengthening countries’ capacity to produce the necessary data.
 
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Factsheet: Disrupting the continuum of violence against women and girls
 
The new European Women’s Lobby factsheet includes data, campaigns and stories presenting the current reality of violence against women and girls in Europe.
 
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Special Section on Abortion and Human Rights in the Health and Human Rights Journal
 
This special edition is focused on the legal and policy aspects of abortion and the importance of human rights in the fight for pro-choice policy design and implementation.
 
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Intersections: The Politicisation of Religion and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
 
The new issue of ARROW for Change explores the intersection between politicisation of religion and sexual and reproductive health and rights and presents global responses to the challenges related to the politicisation of religion and ethno-religious nationalism.
 
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Teachers in Guatemala Need Access to Sexuality Education Curriculum and Training
 
New study shows that many sexuality education programs in Guatemala are incomplete and teachers are failing to approach topics related to contraception and unintended pregnancy or values and interpersonal skills. Moreover, teachers sometimes provide incomplete or inaccurate information.
 
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