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Prisons without Risk – Education for Inmates on Legal Topics in Stara Zagora

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TrainingStara Zagora, 11-12 February 2016

The first two groups of prisoners, trained by BFPA team on legal topics with focus on rights of the client in the frame of the project “Prisons without risk” are from the prison in Stara Zagora. In the frame of the second thematic cycle of the pilot initiative for preventing the spread of blood-transmitted and sexually transmitted infections in three selected Bulgarian prisons the training team worked with the groups on topics connected with rights of access to health care in places of imprisonment.
 - But how to protect her if I drink 2-3 glasses of brandy?!
The impact of alcohol and drugs was distinguished as a factor making easier the transmitting of infections. Arguments were given on why there is no way and no sense to ‘separate’ some groups of people from the others.
During the two days inmates discussed on concrete cases and topics connected with the potential risk of infecting in specific environment of the prison, during incidents, as well on rights and possibilities for treatment.


Play and Learn

Presenting the checkSofia, February 9, 2016

Representatives of BFPA received on 9 February 2016 a check for 5700 Canadian Dollars by TELUS International Europe  for implementing the project Play and Learn. The event took place at an official ceremony organized by the Public Board of the donor.
In the frame of a year BFPA will develop and launch an online test-game for popularizing knowledge, connected with reproductive health, as well will train a group of youth from marginalized communities so that to be able to train peers on the same topics. The main target group for the activities of the project is young people between 12 and 24 years old.


Mission Possible - training for medical specialists

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PresentationSofia, January 23-24  2016

A working meeting with medical specialists and health mediators from part of the locations in the frame of the recently started project of BFPA „Mission possible: Better sexual and reproductive health for young people from vulnerable communities – ways of overcoming health inequalities” took place on January 23-24, 2016 in Sofia. Participants were introduced with the requested documentation for implementing the project, with the specific role and obligations of health mediators and timetable of the activities. Possible difficulties and risks on the work field were discussed.

The activities on the initiative will be implementing up to February 2017 in partnership with the National Network of Health Mediators (NNHM) in 14 locations of 13 municipalities from 8 areas in the country. The project is financed by Programme BG 07 “Initiatives for Public Health” of Norway Financial Mechanism trough Ministry of Health.


Prisons without Risk – Education for Professionals on Legal Topics in Stara Zagora

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Stara Zagora,  January 11-12 2016Team

The training for staff on the second thematic cycle in the frame of the project “Prisons without risk – a pilot initiative for preventing the spread of blood-transmitted and sexually transmitted infections in three selected Bulgarian prisons” took place in Stara Zagora. During the two days participants discussed on cases and topics connected with the potential risk of infecting on the workplace. It was mentioned that additional instruments for everyday work are needed so that to reduce the risk, as well it was discussed the right to access to health care and service. Participants in the both training sessions discussed on concrete cases from their practice and it was needed to connect their knowledge on specificity of different illnesses and the ways of infecting with real risky situations from everyday work. During the meetings it became clear that there is no algorithm for following health statute of employees in cases of incidents.


Educational sessions for students from a school in Sofia

SessionSofia, December 7-8 2015

The Bulgarian Family Planning and Sexual Health Association’s (BFPA) health consultant Daniela Dikova and one of the organization’s volunteers – Gergana Ivanova, conducted a training for more than 180 9th grade students from the American College in Sofia.

- Can one get pregnant during the last days of menstruation?
- Can you use a female condom if it’s your first time?
- Is the HPV vaccine harmful?
- Can you tell us the best age to start your sexual life?

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New Project of BFPA supported by Lidl Bulgaria is focusing in Challenges during Puberty

Sofia, October 11, 2017

The Bulgarian Family Planning and Sexual Health Association (BFPA) is granted to create a short animated video on the challenges during puberty. The project is one of the proposals which the campaign for social responsibility of Lidl Bulgaria „You and Lidl for better life” is supporting.
Green light to 31 projects in the areas healthy way of living, environment, education and culture was officially given on 11 October 2017. The whole number of the proposals that had been received is 425 and the ideas had been generated in 142 different locations, including small municipalities. Although the granted projects are in just four areas the ideas are diverse: for building and landscaping playgrounds, afforestation, equipment school cabinets, more mutual good time for parents and children, observing and preservation of endangered rare birds species, trainings for children and professionals, working with volunteers, historical heritage.


Sofia, September 26, 2017

On September 26th,  World Contraception Day, we present a short video in connection with the #idecide campaign for equal access to healthcare, contraception and family planning services by BFPA and the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF). The video was made with the support of Bayer Pharma AG Berlin.

You can watch the video here

Communication Strategy of the Learning Action Partnership approved

Sofia, September 14, 2017

‘The children use internet more often, earlier and more mobile. With the increasing usage, the risks are increasing. The fact that children are more and more online doesn’t make them more digital/media literate. Social media are a must even among the youngest, at the same time аn alarmingly high percentage of smaller children profiles are public. Children hardly define whether information is true or false. The children are online the most time via smart phones – 80,6% (2016), to compare – during 2010 the percentage was 45%. They are running into harmful contents more and more. The role of parents, school and friends is of high importance.’ These are some of the conclusions of the National representative research among children aged 9 to 17, who are using internet, conducted in 2016 by Foundation Applied Research and Communication and presented to the LAP meeting.