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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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Podcast ‘Of Rights and People… Because Free People Have Rights

August, 2021, Sofia

The implemented by BFPA project ‘Increasing the capacity of the team, partners and supporters of BFPA in the field of advocacy for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) ended in August 2021. It was funded by the Active Citizens Fund of Bulgaria under the Financial Mechanism of the European Economic Area.
In the frame of the project trainings and discussion meetings took place during which the team of BFPA, together with key partners and supporters, worked for enlarging the knowledge and practical skills to formulate and communicate messages, targeting different publics, and tried different ways of conducting effective dialog in public space. In parallel with this the trainings contributed for the development of analytical skills of the participants in the area of national and international legislation concerning human rights in general and with special focus on sexual and reproductive health and rights. PR and Communicative strategy for popularizing messages, connected with the implementation of the main strategies of the association was developed.

 
BFPA team in training of trainers in healthy lifestyle project for PLHIV

Timisoara, August 27-28, 2021

Representatives of seven organizations from six European countries (Bulgaria, Greece, Italy, Lithuania, Slovenia, Romania) gathered for a training of trainers in Timisoara on 27 and 28 August 2021. The training is part of the ARIE project, funded by the Erasmus+ of EU, and project main goal is to promote a healthy lifestyle for people living with HIV (PLHIV) in accordance with EU directives and guidelines, which includes healthy nutrition and physical exercises. The Directives mean that PLHIV must be taught how to perform a set of exercises tailored to their condition, whether they’re on antiretroviral therapy or not. The training in Timisoara covered all aspects - approach, physical condition, psychological attitude, the role of coaches, even first aid for the most typical fitness-related injuries.

 
BFPA study among young people: what to improve in the provision of health services in a pandemic

Kyustendil-Pernik-Radomir-Sofia, July-August, 2021

During the period July-August 2021, 42 young people from Kyustendil, Pernik, Radomir and Sofia took part in 6 focus groups in a study on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the provision of services and care in the field of sexual and reproductive health (SRH). Different groups of young people, young mothers and pregnant women were involved. Some of the groups were with participants from the Roma community.
The aim was to examine the needs, challenges and difficulties faced by young people during the pandemic and to give them the opportunity to propose ideas for improving various health services.

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