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Social marketing of contraceptives

LOGOThe project consisted of two interrelated components - an educational campaign targeting the youth auditorium and the health specialists, as well as a marketing campaign which by commercal means introduced on the market the whole range of COOL condoms. The COOL brand is property of BFPA. The educational component was aimed at improving the sexual culture and informational awareness of the society af a whole, decrease the spread of sexually transmitted infections and unwanted pregnancies. The project activities were conducted between 1998 and 2003.

 

Youth information network “Play it safe”

Play it safeThe main goal of the project was the dissemination of SRH information and better access to condoms among the young people by suitable and unconventional abd ogriginal channels. The main focus was on sexually transmitted infections and HIV. For the duration of the project, youth groups were established in 15 cities, more than 80 special educational events were conducted and the toilets of more than 240 youth friendly cafeteria, bars and shops were branded with the campaign slogan.

A substantial part of the project was also distribution of condoms and printed informational materials along the main roads and highways, including fast food establishments, petrol stations and other small businesses.
Special attention was paid to locations popular for sexwork, namely – roadside truck stops, motels and other recreational sites.

The initiative was implemented with the financial support of Cooperating Netherlands Foundations and was carried out between 2003 and 2005.

 



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Zero Tolerance towards Sexual Exploitation of Children

Sofia, November 13, 2019

Another meeting of the Learning Action Partnership (LAP) took place on November 13, 2019 in Sofia. This is, at the same time, the first LAP meting under the project “The Ability to Change”, that builds upon a previous project “The art to inform”. The members of the group discussed opportunities to unite efforts of different organizations and institutions for advocating in area of working on prevention and on cases, connected with sexual exploitation of children. One of the main goals of LAP during the next years is to have significant contribution towards zero tolerance in the society concerning sexual exploitation of children. Numerous initiatives are to come, such as capacity building trainings as well as development and implementation of pilot small projects and field initiatives.
The work of the Partnership is supported by the OAK Foundation.

 
First coordination meeting for the “I want to know” project

 

 

 

Sofia, November 8-9, 2019

On November 8 in Sofia coordinators and service providers  from  BFPA branches in the country  gathered for an initial training about the activities of the two-year “I want to Know” project, financed by Viiv Heakthcare. The discussions included the project activities, the time schedule, target groups and access to them, specificities of working with marginalized groups, identifying the locations for each voluntary counseling and testing (VCT) action. Each coordinator made a prediction of the project activities they could do until the end of 2019 and all received the necessary informational printed materials. Individual risk assessment of the vulnerable communities and optimizing the work of BFPA  in-country were the main discussion topic during the second day of the meeting.

 
Bulgaria and North Macedonia together to support and develop the Health Mediators program

Blagoevgrad, October 7-9, 2019

Study visit of health mediators, NGO representatives and state institutions from the Republic of North Macedonia took place in October 7-9 in Blagoevgrad. The Bulgarian Family Planning and Sexual Health Association (BFPA) with the support of the National Network of Health Mediators (NNHM) hosted the three days visit and gave an opportunity for the representatives of HERA – Health Education and Research Association, health mediators from Skopje and Prilep and the Ministry of Health of our neighbor country to understand in details how in years was institutionalized and functions the system of health mediation in Bulgaria. Field visit to the Roma neighborhood Predel Mahala was included in the programme and the guests could see how the work of health mediators Antoaneta Eftimova and Katya Kirilova is going on everyday basis – with institutions, as well with people who need and receive their support.

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