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A video from our young volunteers for BFPA’s 20th anniversary

Sofia, November 26 2013

“What it is to be young volunteer of BFPA”

For the occasion of the Bulgarian Family Planning and Sexual Health Association’s /BFPA/ 20th anniversary, young BFPA volunteers made a video in which they state what their motivation is to be youth volunteers for the Association, what made them join up, what are the positive outcomes from the volunteer work and what motivates them to continue with it. The video’s premiere was on November 14th, the day of BFPA’s 20th anniversary celebration. The video itself was made by the young people who uphold the cause of youth participation and peer education.


Health education and prevention of sexual abuse for young people with learning disabilities November 19-21 2013

Keep me safe LogoSofia, November 25, 2013

A workshop on „Health and sexuality education, appropriate health messages and prevention of sexual abuse for young people with learning disabilities (YPLD)” was organized by BFPA together with a partner association from Germany – a nongovernmental organization for family planning, sexual education and consulting Pro Familia Passau http://www.profamilia-passau.de/ . The training was held from 19 to 21 November 2013 and gathered in one place specialists from the whole country working with different types of institutions and different groups of YPLD. The professionalism and experience of participants impressed the guests form Germany. The trainers Perdita Wingerter and Markus Ubelhor, assisted by a youth volunteer of Pro Familia – Jessica Ashraf presented lots of interactive methods and techniques for working with the target group. 

Talk HIV. Test HIV

LogoEuropean HIV testing week
November 22-29

Sofia, 06.11.2013
The countdown to the start of the
European HIV testing week under the slogan “Talk HIV. Test HIV” has started. The aim of this pan-European initiative is to inform more people about HIV, more people to know their HIV status by testing and counseling, and also reduce the number of late HIV diagnoses. Internationally, the initiative has attracted until now 356 partner organizations from all European countries. In Bulgaria the initiative has 4 partners – the Bulgarian Family Planning and Sexual Health Association /BFPA/, Health Without Borders Foundation, the National Patients’ Association and Hope Against AIDS Foundation.

EuroNGOs Conference sets the focus for SRHR in the Post-2015 Agenda

Delegates group photoBerlin, October 25th 2013

Yesterday, representatives from 75 of the world’s leading sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) organisations came together at a conference titled, “Next Steps: Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights on the Post-2015 Agenda”. The conference was organized by EuroNGOs and hosted by DSW. Part in the meeting also took high–ranking UN officials, as well as a representative of the Bulgarian Family Planning and Sexual Health Association (BFPA). The event took place nearly a month  after the 68th UN General Assembly’ MDG Special Event where member states came together to agree on a roadmap for a post-2015 agenda.


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Ръководство за учителиПо повод на пресконференцията на
„Свобода за Всеки" и ПП „Християнски демократичен форум”
На 21 октомври, понеделник от 12.00 часа в Пресцентъра на БТА на тема: „Учебникът за 5-8 клас „Азбука за теб и мен”..."

София, 21.10.2013

Обявената пресконференция определя „Азбука за теб и за мен“ - Ръководство за учителя – като УЧЕБНИК за 5-8 клас. Ръководството НЕ Е учебник за ученици, а помагало за учители, които са преминали през 10-дневно обучение за работа с него. То е част от образователен пакет за сексуално и репродуктивно здравно образование за 5-8 клас, издаден през 2005 година, в рамките на проект, изпълняван от Министерството на здравеопазването и Националния център по обществено здраве и анализи с подкрепата и финансовата помощ на Фонда на ООН за население. Този пакет се състои от три части – Ръководство за учители, Задачи за самостоятелна работа за учениците и Книжка за родители.

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