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Ongoing projects

Ongoing projects

Running projectsOngoing projects of BFPA  

The programme portfolio of BFPA for 2020 includes various and interesting projects mainly targeting the strategic drivers that are a priority both for BFPA and IPPF:
- advocacy for the rights of vulnerable groups, international development (ODA) and social campaigns
- improving the access to quality health care services in the field of SRHR and prevention of HIV/AIDS and STI
- work with adolescents, health and sexuality education
-  resources mobilization and sustainability
BFPA in its role of expert and innovator is enlarging its target groups and is a role model and expert for many national and international institutions. Here are enumerated the most relevant projects of the association, in process of implementation at the beginning of 2020. We are certain that there will be more added within this year. We are presenting the projects with the funding institutions and their duration:

 DonorProject name and duration
 Erasmus+ program of EU ARIE – a EU collaborative partnership for active lifestyles for the adherence to the HIV therapy and to promote fitness as therapy, 2020 - 2022
Active Citizens fund, Small Grant scheme  Capacity building for the team, partners and supporters of BFPA in the field of advocacy for SRHR, 2020 – 2021
OSI, Regional office for Europe   LYRA – Loading Young Roma advocates,
2020 – 2022
OAK foundation„The ability to change” – Learning Action Partnership for prevention of sexual exploitation and sexual abuse of children and adolescents, 2019-2021
ViiV Healthcare I WANT TO KNOW – User friendly access to HIV and STI counseling and testing for Roma youth from vulnerable communities, 2019 - 2021
 Youth directorate, Sofia MunicipalitySofia academy for peer health education,
2019 -2020 
MSD for Mothers "My body, my rights" – local resources mobilization, sustainable partnerships and family planning for young women from marginalized communities in Bulgaria, Serbia and Romania 2018 – 2021
 IPPF, self-fundingImproving the access to quality health care services in the field of SRHR,  prevention of HIV/AIDS and STI. Centers offering high quality health and info services in Sofia, Stara Zagora, Varna, Ruse, Pleven 2017 - ongoing
 IPPF, municipalitiesWork with adolescents, health and sexuality education with focus on young people in institutions and from vulnerable groups  2017-ongoing
 IPPF, self-fundingAdvocacy for the rights of vulnerable groups, international development (ODA) and social campaigns  2017 - ongoing
 IPPF, membership feesResMob – resource mobilization and sustainability of BFPA 2017- ongoing
 BCNL, SexwellCondom with a cause, marketing fundraising campaign, 2016 - ongoing

 

 

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Covid-19 pandemic – analyzed and explained
Sofia, January 7, 2021
 
Online meeting with Prof. Radka Argirova, MD, leading virologist with prominent scientific and practical experience was held on January 7th, 2021. The meeting provoked interest and attracted attention of more than 80 people from all regions of the country – among them were representatives of Learning Action Partnership (LAP), BFPA staff and Management bard, NGOs, institutions, medical doctors and health mediators. The topic of the event was ‘ SARS-CoV-2 – About the Virus, Specific Diagnostics and Vaccines’ . During the more than two hours and a half lasted forum was presented a lecture including information about arising epidemics and pandemics, mechanisms of occurrence and evolution of viruses; main generally accepted facts, diagnosis and development of Covid 19. Review of the types of tests for Covid 19 was made, qualities of antigen test and types of PCR tests were discussed, as special attention was drawn to cases with false negative results, asymptomatic patients, and symptomatic patients with negative results. Special attention was also given to the different vaccines elaborated to combat the virus. Participants took the opportunity to ask additional questions after the lecture. You can listren to them in Bulgarian here
 
Outwitting the pandemic - in search of digital applications for health education and information

Sofia, Montana, Yambol, December 2020

Despite the restrictions imposed by the measures against Covid 19, in recent months the planned activities in the second year of the project "My body, my rights", supported by the socially responsible business program "MSD for mothers", continue in three locations - Sofia, Montana and Yambol. The coordinators of the project by places - Fakulteta district in Sofia - Valentin Blagoev, Kosharnik quarter and Ogosta quarter in Montana - Petar Tsvetanov and the whole Tundzha municipality in Yambol (the villages of Veselinovo, Kukorevo, Tenevo, Zavoy) - Kina Assenova, hold meetings of self-help groups - though in  more limited numbers due to precautionary measures, conduct training events for young people - outdoors, through specialized stands for distribution of printed materials for the project itself and for the SRH in general, and most importantly - support marginalized members of communities with hygiene materials, essential goods and medicines and specialized information for prevention from Covid, along with the usual topics - prevention of unwanted pregnancy, prevention of STIs, maternal and child health and many others, through selfless and exhausting walking from the neck of door due to the impossibility to organize large information sessions.

 
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.

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