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About us :: Membership

Membership in national and international networks

NetworksThe International Planned Parenthood Federation – IPPF (http://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.

ASTRA (http://www.astra.org.pl/) – an international network of non-government organizations from Central and Eastern Europe working for equal oppportunities and sexual and reproductive health.

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

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 – (http://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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How Health Knowledge to Get to Roma Communities

Dolna Banya, July 5-7, 2022

After two days fulfilling work on leadership and advocacy with unbelievable roma young people from Lom, Dupnitsa and Byala Slatina problems in respective communities were identified. Discussions in searching the best decisions were led; image of the target groups and stakeholders was created and the needed communication skills on leading a successful campaign were discussed. Role plays, practical cases and individual video presentations with messages were commented.
The health mediators Tanya Kirilova from Lom, Daniela Ljubenova from Dupnitza and Mirena Bocheva from Byala Slatina are real mentors for the young people from the communities they work for. The three of them, together with Dr. Rada Stamenkova, Pavlina Filipova and Ralitsa Zgalevska from BFPA team actively contributed to support the motivated and well-prepared young people, enthusiastic to advocate for better health of people from their communities. In the coming months the team will continue to work on building their capacity as leaders and to help them with expertise and guidelines.

 
ARIE project coordination meeting

Ljubljana, June 24, 2022

On June 24, a reporting and coordination meeting on the ARIE project, supported by the ERASMUS+ program of the EU was held in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Project coordinators, from the 6 organizations from the participating countries - the project leader Italy, Lithuania, Greece, Bulgaria (BFPA is the Bulgarian project partner), Romania and the host of the meeting Slovenia. The previous activities carried out in individual countries were discussed: dissemination of the methodology and pilot training of end users – people living with HIV (PLHIV). The representatives of the individual countries talked about the difficulties and obstacles in the implementation of the activities, and then shared their successes, passing on valuable experience to the other participants. Future actions on the project and deadlines for their implementation were identified.

 
BFPA supports parents' and teachers’ communities in Pasarel in their search for the right communication channels with children and adolescents

Pasarel, June 11, 2022

The primary school in the village of Pasarel hosted a meeting between parents, teachers and representatives of the Bulgarian Family Planning and Sexual Health Association (BFPA) Dr. Rada Stamenkova and Ralitsa Zgalevska on Saturday, June 11, 2022. The director Ivaylo Kiskinov and the school psychologist Nadezhda Dedova, on whose initiative the event took place, were also at the vivid discussion, planned as a two-hour but prolonged three-hours without break - there were many questions, long answers, shared opinions, personal stories, observations and experience exchanged. It was about how to talk with children for growing up before they reach puberty, how to prepare them for the changes ahead, how to stay calm and confident as they go through the challenges of this specific and difficult age; how to stay in touch with them without avoiding awkward questions and at the same time not manipulating the information they receive, together with enhancing the ability to identify fake news on Internet.

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