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Общи :: IPPF Global Gathering, Bangkok, Thailand

IPPF Global Gathering, Bangkok, Thailand

Group photoBangkok,  May 12-14 2015

A Global Gathering meeting of the Member Associations (MA’s) of the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) is held in the capital of Thailand. The event gathers more than 160 representatives of 120 countries from all over the world. BFPA is represented at the Global gathering by its Program Manager Ventzislav Kirkov. He presented one of the Association’s good practices – the Keep Me Safe project, financed by the European Commission (DG Justice – Program Daphne III). The project’s goal is to implement successful models of health education and prevention of sexual abuse towards YPWLD and is giving valuable expertise and guidelines to intermediaries and other specialists, working with YPWLD, and is enhancing the capacity of the parent’s community.

Discussion panel
Various interesting topics were put up for discussion at the meeting, one of them for instance is connected with sharing good practices on how to work in the field of family planning with different religious communities and community and religious leaders. There was a special focus on countries with difficult access to family planning and reproductive health services due to traditional practices and beliefs. The difficult access to healthcare impedes personal and family development and affects entire communities and countries. In connection with the topic representatives of Somalia, Egypt and Bangladesh shared their experience. The discussions and sharing of good practices continue. 



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Общи :: IPPF Global Gathering, Bangkok, Thailand