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Barometer of Women’s Access to Modern Contraceptive Choice in 10 EU Countries

BarometerFocus: Bulgaria
Key conclusions and recommendations


Barometer of Women’s Access to Modern Contraceptive Choice in 10 EU Countries is the name of the survey that was presented in the European Parliament in June 2013. BFPA translated in Bulgarian and published the survey around 26 September - the World Contraception Day.

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VACCINES AND VACCINATIONS

Vaccines and vaccinations BGProf. Radka Argirova

VACCINES – DEFINITION, MYTHS AND FACTS
BFPA - with the expert help of Prof. Radka Argirova – a volunteer and friend of the Association – has published a booklet which summarizes the basic facts about vaccines, about their benefits and necessity – summarized for all who want themselves, the people they help as well as all children, to be healthy.

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To charm your peers while you are working

Velimira presentationVelimira Karabobalieva is a BFPA volunteer and a peer educator from Pleven. This has been an intensive year for her – Training of trainers in Pleven, an international Y-SAFE and European Council training in Budapest, participation in BFPA’s Annual youth meeting in Bankya; for her the end of the summer is filled with different tasks. She does not complain but bears all of these tasks on her delicate shoulders with an impressive ease.
What is new from Velimira:

 

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Regional youth consultation "The world we want" orgfanized by UNICEF

Istanbul, Turkey, September 1-6, 2013
The 17-year old BFPA volunteer and peer educator from Pleven Nedko Geshev took part in the Regional Youth Consultation in Istanbul „Improving the access and the quality of education of young people and Millennium Development Goals after 2015”. Nedko was selected to participate by the UNICEF Regional office in Geneva after a public competition and a poll among young people and in the social networks. Nedko’s main message concerns the necessity of health education as a part of the mandatory school curriculum as well as peer education and youth participation.
The consultation meeting organized by UNICEF and The International Youth Leadership Academy will have a follow up bringing together young people and politicians. Nedko’s participation is supported by UNICEF Bulgaria.
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UNAOC – EF Summer School

Ralitza HristovaBetween August 24th and September 1st in Tarrytown, NY, a conference, organized  by UN’s Alliance of Civilizations initiative (UNAOC) together with Education First (EF), was held.  100 young people from 96 countries all over the world were chosen to participate, representing different social and ethnic groups and religions.  One of the requirements for the participants was to be a part of a non-governmental organization.  The activists were to visit a series of seminars, the UN Headquarters, take part in round tables, discussions and simulations for a positive social change.  We are very proud that the only participant from Bulgaria was Ralitza Hristova, BFPA young volunteer and peer educator.

 

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12 people were awarded with BFPA’s sign of honor at the Annual General Meeting

Sofia, June 26, 2020

On June 26th BFPA held its Annual General Meeting at which traditionally the members of the organization approved the report for the past year and discussed future plans and perspectives. The Meeting also approved the Code of Conduct, adopted by the Management Board of the Association.
The pinnacle event was at the end of the General meeting on the pleasant Friday afternoon – handing out Signs of Honor to twelve people who through the years were part of the Management Board and long term volunteers of the Association. They are (in alphabetical order): Dr. Dora Mircheva, Elena Poptodorova, Dr. Ivan Dikov, Dr. Kalina Piperkova, Prof. Kuncho Chamov, Maria Kaloyanova, Prof. Milko Sirakov, Dr. Mugurdich Karakashyan, Prof. Radka Argirova, Dr. Raina Gurdeva, Dr. Sofia Stoimenova, Prof. Yuliana Marinova..

 
Volunteers of BFPA: Online Youth Meeting

June 18, 2020, ZOOM

Online national meeting-discussion ‘Health and Sexuality Education from the Point of View of Peer to Peer Trainers’ was organized and held by the Bulgarian Family Planning and Sexual Health Association (BFPA) on 18th June 2020 at the platform for active communication Zoom. Over 35 BFPA peer educators from Sofia, Ruse, Stara Zagora, Pernik and Pleven participated at the meeting and discussed how the conditions of the COVID-19 crisis influenced the ToT process and the delivery of educational sessions and how to continue working on the important topics of health and sexuality education. Reliable information about puberty and growing up, reproductive health, preventing unwanted pregnancies and STDs is valuable and interesting for young people who do not stop looking for materials (mainly online) in order to get additional knowledge.Besides these “evergreens” young people are interested in other topics: mental health, suicides, alimentaion disorders, violence prevention.

 
Parents Need Support to Improve their Digital Competencies

Sofia, May 27, 2020

The first online (due to the Covid19 pandemic) meeting of the Learning Action Partnership (LAP) took place on May 27, 2020. Representatives of BFPA, Loveguide, Tulip Foundation, BYRC, WHO – Bulgaria, Know How Center for Alternative Care of Children of NBU, MLSP, NCCTHB, NCPHA, UNICEF, IOM, GERT Foundation, ARC Foundation, SAPI, PULSE Foundation, Roditeli Association Re-Act Association, WCIF.
The agenda included review of what has been done from the latest meeting of the Partnership up to the moment, sharing the experience of members’ activities in the Covid19 pandemic, discussion for coordinating efforts of the group and maximum using the different resources. The work on developing new web resource platform up to the moment and the ‘small projects’ initiative in the frame of the project ‘The Ability to Change’ were presented. The projects in priority area ‘Changing community attitudes and ‘zero’ tolerance to sexual exploitation of children’ are to start in September.

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