2015 EuroNGOs International Conference
The 2015 EuroNGOs conference, titled 'Sexual and reproductive health and rights in the post-2015 agenda and beyond: mapping the way forward' was hosted by our member Sex og Politikk – The Norwegian Association for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in Oslo, on 3-4 November.
As the first major civil society-led convening event following the adoption of the post-2015 development agenda, the EuroNGOs International Conference contributed to the discussion and identified ways in which sexual and reproductive health and rights advocates can work together within the new agenda, while also pushing for the expansion of the components of the SRHR envelope that have been left aside.
The conference was attended by 160 EuroNGOs members and partners, activists, policy makers and like-minded stakeholders from across the world working on sexual and reproductive health and rights. External experts and leading thinkers from outside the SRHR community were invited to provide additional stimuli and new perspectives.
The 2015 Conference focused on how civil society can contribute to, and work with, the new post-2015 agenda as well as promote issues that have been left out or only marginally positioned, with a specific focus on sexual and reproductive rights.
Read more in the programme (final version). Participants were also invited to attend side events.
Our speakers' biographies can be found here (final version). We were pleased to welcome a diverse range of speakers and moderators to this year's conference, including:
Heather Barclay (International Planned Parenthood Federation), Yvonne Bogaarts (Rutgers), Catarina Carvalho (High Level Task Force for ICPD), Savio Carvalho (Amnesty International), Vicky Claeys (International Planned Parenthood Federation European Network), Susan A Cohen (Guttmacher Institute), Nazneen Damji (UN Women), Lola Dare (CHESTRAD), Tania Dethlefsen (Danish Family Planning Association), Ambassador David Donoghue (Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Ireland to the UN), Ambassador Lambert Grijns (Special Ambassador for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights & HIV/AID, Netherlands), Shannon Kindornay (Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University) Anita Nayar (Regions Refocus 2015), Tor-Hugne Olsen (Sex og Politikk), Babatunde Osotimehin (UNFPA), Johannes Rindal (Sex og Politikk), Ana Rizescu (YouAct), Julia Schalk (RFSU), Agnes Soucat (World Health Organisation), Sietske Steneker (UNFPA).
160 participants representing 103 organisations from 39 countries across the world attended the 2015 EuroNGOs conference.
Click here to access a selection of conference pictures.
Photo credits: Hanne Veel, copyright: Sex og Politikk
You can read the conference report here.