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I Decide: a global campaign to promote equitable access to family planning services for women and girls everywherе, May 2017

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The Bulgarian Family Planning and Sexual Health Association (BFPA) supports the efforts of the global campaign #IDecide for equitable access of all girls and women to health care and services of family planning.
 
• Early births make the girls dropping out of school and extremely limit their chances for a better life.
• Every woman has the right to know how to keep her reproductive health and to decide how to plan her family.
• Poverty without education reproduces poverty.
• Let’s make possible people from vulnerable communities to have access to information and family planning services.
 
The initiative of BFPA includes young people from five towns in the country – Sofia, Plovdiv, Stara Zagora, Pleven and Ruse – so that to make possible the messages of the campaign to reach more people in Bulgaria.

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The Global Initiative I Decide is being implemented in the month of May 2017

 In 2017, 85 million women and girls will be forced into pregnancy because they’re denied contraceptive care – that’s everyone in Germany being pregnant at the same time.
 Every government can give every woman the contraceptive care she needs for less than $2 a month.
 Forced pregnancy will kill more than 300,000 women in 2017 – that’s the entire population of Venice.
 If you’re poor, by being denied contraceptive care – you’re five times more likely to be forced into pregnancy.

 

 

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Sliven, “Sava Dobroplodni” city library – May 18-20 2017, Lovech, “Presidium” Hotel – May 31 – June 2, 2017. A joint effort of  BFPA, BPID – the Bulgarian Platform for International Development, Centre for Inclusive Education (CIE), UN Youth Club, Gender Education, Research and Technologies Foundation (GERT) and Global Libraries. We educate the librarians from libraries and community centres (chitalishta) first from North, then from South Bulgaria in the field of global education, in the context of UN’s sustainable development goals. Our part – BFPA’s task, is mainly in the field of health education, interactive teaching techniques, equal opportunities.

 
Final Conference of the Project Mission Possible

Sofia, April 20, 2017

- How can I advocate or help your advocacy efforts to have the salaries of health mediators increased?
- How could we promote more successfully the information about activities we are doing?
- What should we do to help teachers who want to get mor info on health and sexuality education?
These and many other questions were asked by participants at the final conference under the  project Mission Possible of Bulgarian Family Planning and Sexual Health Association (BFPA) implemented in partnership with the National Network of Health Mediators (NNHM).
The event took place in Sofia on April 20, 2017 and presented summarized results of the health services, educational activities, products and deliverables, including difficulties and specificities of fieldwork in marginalized communities.
Health specialists, health mediators directly engaged in projects’ activities in all 14 locations, representatives of municipalities and partnering organizations of BFPA and NNHM participated.
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