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Membership in national and international networks

NetworksThe International Planned Parenthood Federation – IPPF (www.ippf.org): BFPA is the organization representing the IPPF in Bulgaria. The IPPF is one of the most powerful and influential international organizations in the field of health, sexual and reproductive health and health education and it is a long-standing partner of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the World Health Organization (WHO). In 2008 IPPF’s European Region together with the АFEW received a consultant status for UNAIDS and  The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM) for Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

EuroNGOs (www.eurongos.org) – a European network of non-government organization working in the field of sexual and reproductive health, population and development.

ASTRA (www.astra.org.pl) – an international network of non-government organizations from Central and Eastern Europe working in the field of gender and sexual and reproductive health.

AIDS Action Europe (www.aidsactioneurope.org) – a Pan-European network of non-government organizations working in the field of HIV/AIDS.

EN-HERA! – European network promoting sexual and reproductive health and rights among migrants and asylum seekers.

National Network of Health Mediators (http://www.zdravenmediator.net/en/) – a professional network of health mediators working in societies with more difficult access to health care, with a special focus on Roma people.

National ANTIAIDS Coalition: the BFPA is a founder and member of the Board of Directors of the Coalition.

Bulgarian Platform for International Development – (www.bpid.org): a network of non-government organizations with experience and interest in executing projects outside Bulgaria along the lines of international cooperation for development. The BFPA is a co-founder and member of the Board of Directors of the Platform.

National Network for Children - (www.nmd.bg) - A network of leading NGOs, working in the field of children and families.

 

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Zero Tolerance towards Sexual Exploitation of Children

Sofia, November 13, 2019

Another meeting of the Learning Action Partnership (LAP) took place on November 13, 2019 in Sofia. This is, at the same time, the first LAP meting under the project “The Ability to Change”, that builds upon a previous project “The art to inform”. The members of the group discussed opportunities to unite efforts of different organizations and institutions for advocating in area of working on prevention and on cases, connected with sexual exploitation of children. One of the main goals of LAP during the next years is to have significant contribution towards zero tolerance in the society concerning sexual exploitation of children. Numerous initiatives are to come, such as capacity building trainings as well as development and implementation of pilot small projects and field initiatives.
The work of the Partnership is supported by the OAK Foundation.

 
First coordination meeting for the “I want to know” project

 

 

 

Sofia, November 8-9, 2019

On November 8 in Sofia coordinators and service providers  from  BFPA branches in the country  gathered for an initial training about the activities of the two-year “I want to Know” project, financed by Viiv Heakthcare. The discussions included the project activities, the time schedule, target groups and access to them, specificities of working with marginalized groups, identifying the locations for each voluntary counseling and testing (VCT) action. Each coordinator made a prediction of the project activities they could do until the end of 2019 and all received the necessary informational printed materials. Individual risk assessment of the vulnerable communities and optimizing the work of BFPA  in-country were the main discussion topic during the second day of the meeting.

 
Bulgaria and North Macedonia together to support and develop the Health Mediators program

Blagoevgrad, October 7-9, 2019

Study visit of health mediators, NGO representatives and state institutions from the Republic of North Macedonia took place in October 7-9 in Blagoevgrad. The Bulgarian Family Planning and Sexual Health Association (BFPA) with the support of the National Network of Health Mediators (NNHM) hosted the three days visit and gave an opportunity for the representatives of HERA – Health Education and Research Association, health mediators from Skopje and Prilep and the Ministry of Health of our neighbor country to understand in details how in years was institutionalized and functions the system of health mediation in Bulgaria. Field visit to the Roma neighborhood Predel Mahala was included in the programme and the guests could see how the work of health mediators Antoaneta Eftimova and Katya Kirilova is going on everyday basis – with institutions, as well with people who need and receive their support.

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