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Oct 16 - 17, 2020 Learn More

After huge successes in the past four seasons of National Youth Conference focusing family planning, SRHR, and health issues of young people in 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 we are delighted to announce the Bangladesh 5th National Youth Conference on Family Planning this year during October 16-17, 2020 in Dhaka. Together with the Bangladesh Youth Health Action Network (BYHAN), UNFPA Bangladesh, Right Here Right Now (RHRN) Bangladesh, Marie Stopes Bangladesh, Coalition of Youth Organizations in Bangladesh (CYOB); SERAC-Bangladesh is hosting this virtual conference to strengthen a sustainable platform for young active advocates to learn and share experiences and renew commitment on different key dialogues on young people’s sexual and reproductive health and rights in alignment with the UN Sustainable Development Goals 3 and 5. Over 400 young people will be selected to join as National Youth Delegates for this year’s conference.

Oct 14, 2020 09:00-10:30 (America/New_York) Learn More

From Recommendations to Action: Building Resilient Supply Chains in the Humanitarian-Development Nexus

Inter-Agency Working Group on Reproductive Health in Crises and the Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition

This panel will launch a joint advocacy brief developed by these coalitions containing recommendations for governments, donors, and implementing agencies from development and humanitarian settings to improve access to universal health care by focusing on supply chain strengthening at the points where humanitarian and development work converge. It will also present several examples of SRH supply chain interventions in the humanitarian-development nexus at global, regional, and national scales that exemplify some of the recommendations made in the advocacy brief.

Sep 24, 2020 08:30-10:00 (America/New_York) Learn More

Advancing Localization Efforts to Improve SRHR in Humanitarian Settings

IAWG Minimum Initial Service Package (MISP) Sub-Working Group Online Webinar

Localization recognizes the importance of local actors in leading and designing solutions that impact their own communities. For SRH actors working in humanitarian settings, localization is critical to ensuring emergency preparedness and response efforts are responsive, innovative and levering the expertise and voices of women, girls and gender nonconforming people most affected by crises.

Sep 22, 2020 09:00-10:30 (America/New_York) Learn More

Operationalizing Safe Abortion Care in Acute and Protracted Settings

IAWG Safe Abortion Care Sub-Working Group Online Webinar

Safe abortion care (SAC) is a proven and life-saving intervention to prevent maternal death and morbidity and to manage the consequences of sexual violence in emergencies. Yet despite a culmination of factors that place vulnerable women and girls at increased risk of unintended and unwanted pregnancy, refugees and internally displaced people are systematically denied access to safe abortion care, often even when it is legally allowed, due to a variety of reasons and myths including incorrect assumptions about women’s beliefs, deprioritizing SAC in service delivery, and misunderstanding of the law. This panel will report findings of community perceptions around safe abortion in South Sudan, MISP implementation gaps and challenges in Colombia, and innovative use of “legal risk” as a lens to assess the legal context for abortion work.