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Implemented projects
Successfully implemented projects

Implemented projectsSince 1995 we implemented successfully more than 75 macroprojects – in the country and in the region!!! Below are presented some of BFPA's more significant projects, successfully finalized by the end of 2019:

DonorProject name and duration
British Know How fundImproving reproductive health in Bulgaria 1995 – 1997
Program EU-PHARE  PHARE Family Planning Program of Ministry of Health 1996 - 1998
IPPF, BBC World ServiceBBC Sexwise 1998 - 1999
EU-PHARE LienReproductive health, health and sexuality education for the Roma minority in Bulgaria 1998 – 2000
Cooperating Netherlands FoundationsHealth And Sexuality education. Peer education for young people, including those with special needs 1999 - 2001
EU PHARE LienBoychinovtsi penitentiary: the reform (with 7 other NGOs) 2000 - 2002
Vision 2000 Fund of IPPF (International Planned Parenthood Federation)Contraceptive Social Marketing 1998 - 2003
Open Society Foundation – SofiaTV program “Bridges” 2002, focused on different ethnicities in Bulgaria
Open Society Foundation – SofiaSupporting the BFPA Roma FP centers in Fakulteta, Stolipinovo and Dolna Mitropolia 2002-2004
EU PHARE ACCESS ProgramHealth care and health and sexuality education for young people in penitentiary institutions 2001 - 2002
GTZ (German Agency for International Development)Consultancy and expertise of International youth project for young people from the Balkan countries 2001 – 2003
Vision 2000 Fund of IPPFImplementation, monitoring and evaluation of Roma sub-regional project in Hungary, Moldova and Slovakia 2002 - 2007
CIDA (Canadian International Development Agency)Anti-AIDS educational campaigns in the University centers out of Sofia 2002 - 2003
Co-operating Netherlands FoundationsYouth friendly tri-component resource center with sexual and reproductive health clinic for the needs of young people in Sofia  2002-2003
UNFPA/PSIGeneric informational campaign „What’s your excuse“ 2003-2004
Bill and Melinda Gates FoundationQuality of care of the services in BFPA clinics in the field of SRH 2002 - 2005
Co-operating Netherlands FoundationsYouth informational network „Play it safe“ 2003-2005
Ministry of finances, Ministry of health, EU PHARE 2001Ensuring minorities access to health care 2003-2004
Ministry of Health, GFATM„HIV/AIDS prevention and control“, component 7 – decreasing the risky sexual behavior adolescents and young people in and out of school 2004-2008
IPPFYouth and governance 2004
SOCRATES program of EUItinerant workshops and informational products for rural women in Spain, Cyprus, Lithuania, Portugal, Romania, 2004 - 2006
Bulgarian government budget 2005Health care and sexuality education for young people in boarding schools (without parental care and with criminal record)
EU Public Health program, IPPF, WHO, Lund UniversitySAFE project – sexual health of young people in EU – sexual debut of adolescents’ youth radio program on SRH and trafficking, 2005 - 2007
Cooperative Netherlands foundationsSexual health Minivan 2005
Innovations fund of IPPFThe ROSE project: Mobile info and services provision and trafficking prevention for women from rural areas 2007 - 2010
ARK foundationDeinstitutionalization of services for children, 2007 - 2008
Ministry of finances, DEDI, Ministry of health, EU PHARE 2004TA for the implementation of the Health Promotion       & Preventive Maternal and Child Health Care, (EuropeAid/122909/D/SER/BG 2004/016 - 711.01.03.0001), 2007 - 2008
IPPFRegional advocacy initiative, political mapping and advocacy strategy of BFPA, 2007-2009
EU Public Health programThe  SUNFLOWERS – HIV/AIDS prevention for  young people in Europe (in partnership with 10 partners from 8 EU member states) 2008 - 2010
Anlaids LombardiaPeer education initiatives for young people in Sofia and other big cities in Bulgaria, 2009
EU Public Health programThe  H-CUBE – HIV, HBV and HCV prevention for  young people in Europe (in partnership with 14 partners from 11EU member states), 2009 - 2011
EURONGOS small grants fundThe  SRH – priority of the Bulgarian ODA platform, 2009-2010
GFATM, AFEWOrganizing of the international conference “Meaningful Participation” on the NGO role in implementing GFATM programs in eastern Europe and Central Asia, 2009
Ministry of Health, GFATM

„HIV/AIDS prevention and control“, component 7 –decreasing the risky sexual behavior of adolescents and young people in and out of school: 

Campaign for includingsexed in the mandatory curriculum; 2010-2011
ASTRA networkWAC in Vienna – national outcomes and Eastern women and HIV, 2010
IPPF, SALIN program of the Dutch governmentMENENGAGE - Men as partners in SRHR, 2010 - 2011
OSI MacedoniaStudy tour of Macedonian officials and NGOs for introducing the Roma Health Mediator position in Macedonia, TA in country 2010 
UNFPAPrevention of early pregnancies and deliveries for vulnerable groups, 2010-2011
UNFPA; IPPF Survey and FGD on contraceptive usage;  2011-2012
CARE SerbiaStudy tour to BFPA and Bulgaria for NGOS and institutions from Southern Serbia, 2011
IPPF TA on Roma Health mediation to Serbian MA 2011-2012
UNICEF, UNFPAPrevention of abandonment of children in Shumen Region with SDRH program in municipalities Shumen, Novi Pazar and Varbitza - in partnership with EMHPF, 2011-2013
EU Public Health programThe  AURORA – prevention of HPV (in partnership with 14 institutions from 11 EU member states 2010 - 2013
BAYER pharmaceuticalsSurvey and advocacy campaign for contraceptive usage and SRH improvement in selected EU countries 2012-2013
WHO, Ministry of HealthElaborating, sharing and developing the draft of a National SRH strategy 2013
 Comic Relief “Two little girls” Trafficking prevention
  campaign  2011-2013

 Rutgers Nisso group,
 the Netherlands

 Access to health and sexuality education for young
 people with physical disabilities  2013-2014
  French Embassy (French  government)    Prevention of trafficking of children from vulnerable groups  with focus on Roma in Varna region – in partnership with National commission against trafficking and National Network of Health Mediators, 2012-2015
 DAPHNE program of EU  Access to health and sexuality education and SRH services for young people with disabilities in selected EU countries 2013-2015
 Ministry of Health, GFATM „HIV/AIDS prevention and control“, component 3 – voluntary counseling and testing for HIV/AIDS – 2005 - 2015
 Norway Grants, Ministry of Justice Prisons without risk – pilot initiative to prevent STI and blood transmitted infections in three selected prisons in Bulgaria 2015 - 2016
 UNICEF Technical Assistance to the work of UNICEF supported advisory nurses in the regions of Sliven and Shumen 2015-2016
 IPPF  ResMob – resource mobilization and diversification of funds of BFPA 2015-2016
 IPPF Continuation of the work with institutions for YPLD in the field of SRHR, 2016
 TELUS International Learn and play! Health education for young people from vulnerable groups and groups at risk and ways to overcome health inequalities 2016-2017 
 IPPF, BAYER Creation and dissemination of a short video on contraception and girls choices, I decide campaign, 2017
 Norwegian financial mechanism, Ministry of health  Mission possible: better sexual and reproductive health for young people from vulnerable communities  - ways of overcoming health inequalities, in partnership with the National Network of Health Mediators 2015-2017
 Norwegian financial mechanism, Ministry of health  Affordable health services for pregnant women, mothers and children up to 3 years, in partnership with “Sveta Sofia” Hospital 2015-2017
 OAK foundation The art to inform and change: a network for reducing vulnerability of children with regard to sexual exploitation and abusive practices 2013 - 2018

 Ministry of Education,     Erasmus +

 Practices in BFPA, mentorship of students,  2017 - 2018
  LIDL Bulgaria "The challenges of growing up":
Elaboration and dissemination of a
short video on puberty, 2017-2018
 Pleven and Dolna Mitropolya municipality Trafficking prevention and SRH mobile services provision in Pleven and Dolna Mitropolya district 2011-2018
  OSI, Regional office for Europe „The story tellers” – trainings, play and satellite cultural events on changing the narrative on Roma, PLHIV, women, youth at risk and people in need of support, 2018 - 2020

 

 

 

 



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Break the Silence: Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Violence of Children Could Happen Everywhere

Sofia, November 18, 2020

Break the Silence: November 18 is the European Day on protection of children against sexual exploitation and sexual violence.
The first thing that comes to mind when we hear ‘sexual exploitation’ is usually connected with red lanterns, streets or roads with women (and men) sex workers, trafficking of human beings. Sexual exploitation of children could have also other faces – sex services in exchange of expensive things such as smart phone or modern accessory or at the cost of a lunch, sweets or instead of rent for parents’ accommodation. It can happen via internet and to affect minors before they become teenagers. That’s why it is needed to break the silence and to ask for zero tolerance concerning this ugly phenomenon. Statistics show that one of five children becomes victim of violence, including sexual. As parents we can prevent this: we can teach them for instance on the Rule of the Bathing Suit. It says that no one has the right to touch their body, especially where the body is covered by a swimming bathing suit. Medical examinations and manipulations as well don’t have to be allowed without their informed consent. The rule helps children to understand that their bodies are their own, that there is good and bad touching, as well es personal borders and social ethnic norms.

 
Six Small Projects in the Frame of LAP Supported

Sofia, October 2020

The second competition for small projects for organizations of Learning Action Partnership (LAP) took place in June and July 2020. In the defined for collecting proposals deadline five proposals were presented, among which with the help of a special selected committee, as well of organizations members of LAP, for supporting were approved three:
Project ‘ACT>Re-Act>ImpACT! – innovative approach for advocacy of HGO concerning sexual exploitation of children’ of Re-Act Association has the ambition to develop innovative business oriented approach for effective advocacy of NGO with the help of professionals in marketing sphere.
Project ‘Can You See Me? – the hidden vulnerability of children from sexual exploitation and violence’ of ‘Parents’ Association will contribute for improving and effective applying of ‘Mechanism for reaction against harassment and violence in the institutions in the system of preschool and school education’ as exploring the gaps concerning prevention and its effective applying in cases of risk and/or cases of sexual exploitation and violence against children, including online.
Project ‘Individual Protection – advocating for changes in the legislation for individual assessment of children victims of sexual exploitation’ of Social Activities and Practices Institute (SAPI) is aiming to improve the policy and the law on individual assessment of children, victims of crimes, incl. sexual exploitation within the meaning of a directive 29/2012/ЕС.

 
Two round tables at the second year end of the project “My body, my rights”

Yambol, September 24, 2020
Montana, September 28, 2020

At the end of the second year of BFPA’s project “My body, my rights”, supported by the initiative for socially responsible business “MSD for mothers”, the association organized round tables on the need and benefits of family planning with a focus on vulnerable communities in two of the project locations. During the meetings a recap of the activities up to now was made and future ones were discussed for the third year. Both events were attended by  municipal representatives, Regional health inspectorate, Regional health insurance fund, health mediators, health specialists, representatives of local NGOs, Community support centers, social workers and most importantly – members of the target communities in which activities are implemented.
A special accent was BFPA’s new short animated products - “Family planning” and “Pregnancy with a smile”. The discussion was on the activities until now and their effect on improving the level of information in the target groups, the need for such activities in general, the best working communication channels in the Roma community, the role of the self help groups and the health mediators, the difficulties caused by COVID-19 and other problems, i.e. the duplication and decentralization of social activities from different institutions. A recapitulation of what has been done until now in Montana was made by Dr. Radosveta Stamenkova, Executive Director of BFPA and Petar Tzvetanov, local Project Coordinator, and for Yambol – Tzveta Petkova, member of NNHM’s Board and Kina Asenova, local Project Coordinator.

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