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Ongoing projects :: #idecide

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

#idecide #АЗрешавам

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 different cities in Bulgaria – 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 started in the month of May 2017

- For a year, 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 for a year – 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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Second training of the peer educators from Sofia Academy for health education

Petrohan, April 12-14, 2019

In the three days between April 12 and 14 took place the second module of the preparation of peer educators from the Health and Sexuality Education Youth Academy, realized with the support of the PIST directorate of Sofia Municipality. The focus of the second stage of education was upon elaboration of communication skills, teambuilding and team work, acquiring of knowledge about the prevention of trafficking of human beings, knowledge of hygiene as a starting point to peer education, adopting healthy eating habits and preventing eating disorders, work with vulnerable groups. In addition to health knowledge, the future peer educators acquired also social and personal ones – how to define one’s personal space – useful when working with young people with disabilities, and how to plan their own free time.

 
The health mediators from Montana, Zaichar and Pirot share their experience

Zaechar – Pirot, March 20-21, 2019 

On March 20th and 21st 2019 the health mediators from Montana participated in working meetings with their colleagues in Zaichar and Pirot. The meetings are organized by BFPA and  take place within the final phase of the ZOV (HEA) programme (Health and Education for All), supported by the Bulgarian – Swiss Cooperation Programme. Besides the members of the National Network of Health Mediators (NNHM) from Montana, in the study trip were included health specialists working with vulnerable communities in the field, representatives of the Regional Health Inspectorate and of the local municipality. Their colleagues were expecting them in Serbia: representatives of local authorities, local NGOs in Zaichar and Pirot, health specialists, volunteers from the vulnerable local communities.
The key topics on which Bulgarian and Serbian colleagues worked together were exchange of ideas, presenting good practices related to improving the access to health services, education and social services for marginalized groups. The health mediators from Montana were selected to share their experience due to the good results they achieved in their work on the ZOV Programme.

 
First field activities under the Project “My Body, My Rights”

Sofia, Montana, Yambol, February 18-28, 2019

 Partners in the project ‘My Body, my Rights’ (2018–2021) gathered in Sofia on February 25 and 26, 2019 to exchange experience and information. The initiative for health care, information and services for vulnerable people from marginalized families is implemented in Sofia, Yambol and Montana. The meeting gathered the team of BFPA, local project coordinators and health mediators form the three locations, as well as municipalities representatives.
So far, the project team conducted 24 focus groups in the three project locations Montana, Sofia and Yambol - 6 in each one. Participants in the focus groups were girls and boys aged 12-15, 16-25 and over 25 years old. The aim is to explore the attitudes of young people in the communities (especially marginalized groups) towards the family planning services offered and whether they can take independent decisions about their reproductive health.

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