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Workshop for Health mediators and coordinators of mediation programs from seven European countries took place in Sofia

Group photo 1Sofia, June 9-11 2014 

In June 2014 the National Network of Health Mediators (NNHM) in partnership with International Organisation for Migration (IOM) organized three-days workshop in Sofia for mediators and coordinators of mediation programs from seven EU countries - Belgium, France, Spain, Italy, Romania and Slovakia. The workshop is part of the Pilot Regional Initiative “Health Mediation among Roma Community” within the project “EQUI HEALTH - Fostering Health Provision for Migrants, the Roma and Other Vulnerable Groups”. Dr. Radosveta Stamenkova (Executive Director of Bulgarian Family Planning Association) presented interventions among vulnerable communities targeting trafficking of human beings prevention, school drop-outs and family planning, which are implementedamong Roma community with the assistance of the Health mediators.
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Representatives of BFPA and other NGOs at the MAN2014 European conference in Belgrade

RecreationBelgrade, April 9-11 2014

The Bulgarian Family Planning and Sexual Health Association (BFPA) was the Bulgarian partner of the MAN2014 European conference held in Belgrade from the 9th to the 11th April 2014. The Bulgarian representatives shared their experience with members of delegations from 13 European countries. The main focus of the discussions was in the field of gender equality, and aggression and violence prevention, but this time from a male point of view. NGOs, international organizations and governmental structures shared their different methods of work and good practices. It was a pleasure to share our Bulgarian experience. During the discussion special attention was given on the relevance of media and social networks – according to the latest data 16 minutes out of every hour on the internet are spent in Facebook, which shifts the communication models and the approach to news dissemination among not only young people, but all the generations.

 

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Report Card 2014: What is the average Government score for childcare?

 Sofia, May 27 2014

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Presenting the short animation “Emi and Ani” at the “Early childbirth and protection of children’s rights and interests” meeting, organized by the SCPA

BFPA printed and video materialsBurgas, April 1 2014

On April 1st at the at the Burgas governor’s hall took place a discussion themed “Early childbirth and protection of children’s rights and interests”, organized by the chairman of the State Child Protection Agency (CSPA) Eva Jecheva. Among the participants were the UNICEF representative for Bulgaria Tanya Radocaj, the governor of Burgas, the deputy–mayors of Burgas, Sliven and Varna, representatives of different RHIs, parliamentarians, NGOs, health mediators, hospital directors from Burgas, Varna and Sliven. BFPA was represented by Dr. Radosveta Stamenkova and Ventzislav Kirkov. BFPA’s printed materials as well as the short film “Emi and Ani” attracted a lot of interest. As usual, we shared everything we had in our hearts and on our minds. We are hoping for support, so that no girls drop out of school or have to get married at the age of 14!
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Official launch of the new centre of “Medecins du Monde” in Sliven, with the support of BFPA

Training 1Sliven, February 28 2014

The project “Reproductive Health and Prevention of Unwanted Pregnancies for the Vulnerable Population of Sliven Municipality” which the French organization “Medecins du Monde” will implement with the partnership of Sliven Municipality and the Bulgarian Family Planning and Sexual Health Association (BFPA), was officially launched. Attending the official opening of the new centre of “Medecins du Monde” in Sliven were the French Ambassador H.E. Xavier Lapeyre de Cabannes, the Mayor of Sliven Kolyo Milev and other official guests, among which the regional governor Korneliy Jelyazkov, the regional manager of “Medecins du Monde” for Asia and Eastern Europe Hugo Tiffou, representatives of the local and regional authorities, educational and health institutions, international and Training 2Bulgarian organizations and partners as well as representatives of the local communities. The centre is situated in the building of Secondary School N 8 “Yuriy Gagarin”, premises are provided by the Sliven Municipality and renovated by “Medecins du Monde” in order to create suitable conditions for organizing informational campaigns, communicational sessions and sexual and reproductive and family planning related counseling.

BFPA’s role in the trilateral partnership is to provide contraceptives and informational materials, as well as to assure trainings provision, monitoring and technical assistance. After the official part of the launch, Dr. Radosveta Stamenkova – BFPA’s Executive Director, and Ventzislav Kirkov – the Association’s Program Manager, conducted a training “Modern contraception, Reproductive health, reproductive Training 3attitudes and behavior of the vulnerable communities” for the team of “Medecins du Monde” and the health mediators from the municipality of Sliven.

 

Conference of the future

                                    NNC Kazanluk 1                    Kazanlak, January 16-17 2014

On Jan 16 and 17, 2014 the National Network for Children /NNC/ organized a "Conference of the future" in Kazanlak, in which representatives of all NNC member organizations took part. The goal of the conference is to elaborate the new 2014-2020 strategic plan of the Network, including the vision, goals and activities of the NNC for this period. BFPA is an active NNC member and was represented at this meeting by Dr. Radosveta Stamenkova, executive director of BFPA and member of the NNC Management Board.

 

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The government got low grades in 2012 assessment on child related efforts

Belejnik logoNational Network for Children presents an independent report on childrens' rights for a second year running. The National Network for Children presented to journalists, politicians and NGO experts the second report "Gradebook 2013: What is the government's average grade at its care for the children?" It is an independent review which indicates to what extent the commitments taken on by the government, concerning child policies and family policies, are implemented.

 

 

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Autumn fragments from BFPA’s Work

October – November 2021

BFPA launched another short animation ‘What are the Ways of Infections’ on its project ‘My Body, My Rights’ on October 1, 2021. The video gives an idea on the main ways of infecting the human body, on the work of the immune system and on the factors of which its proper functioning depends.
On process of working on the same project but this time in November, are another two films – a short animation on the methods of hormonal contraception; and one documentary on the benefits and challenges on the activities in the three projects locations: Sofia, Yambol and Montana with special focus on the work of field self-help groups. Both products will be finalized by the end of this year.

 
BFPA volunteer awarded in an international competition for social and youth cinema

Berlin, October 17, 2021

The volunteer of the Bulgarian Family Planning and Sexual Health Association Viktoria Nikolova returned on October 17, 2021 after participating in a youth exchange in Berlin. Her visit there is part of her award for participation in the international competition Youth.DanubeSalon - Shoot By Youth for social and youth cinema. A seven-member jury with representatives from Austria, Bulgaria, Germany, Croatia, Romania and Serbia awarded the short film, dedicated to the need for health and sexuality education, made by her and a small team of three other young adults based on a script entirely constructed by them. The participants in the competition had to present a problem within a few minutes and to propose its solution. Coordinators on the Bulgarian side of the international initiative are colleagues from the Re-Act Association.

 
Roma are Seeking Jobs Abroad to Support their Families and to Have their Children Better Educated

Sofia, September 30, 2021

The official presentation of the results analysis of the research realized among Roma communities on topics, connected with migration took place on September 30, 2021 in Sofia in person and online. The initiative is a part of the project "Raising the awareness of local communities in areas with significant presence of Roma population on asylum and migration issues", funded under the Norwegian Financial Mechanism 2014-2021 through the program of the Ministry of Interior with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) as a predefined partner. The Bulgarian Family Planning and Sexual Health Association (BFPA) together with the National Network of Health Mediators (NNHM) and the Minority Health Problems Foundation (EMHPF) is a part of the NNHM-BFPA-EMHPF Consortium, which in April this year started working on the project.
The field research, implemented with the key role of health mediators, covered nearly 400 people and was conducted in the period May 30 - June 30, 2021 in the towns Breznik, Provadia, Trun and Harmanli and in Filipovtsi neighbourhood of Sofia.

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