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21 January 2016

Join Simavi at the International Family Planning Conference

Next week more then 3000 Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) experts from all around the world will unite at the 4th International Family Planning Conference in Indonesia to discuss and shape solutions for the unmet need for contraceptives. Simavi and our local partners will be present to share best practices and advocate for SRHR for all.

Contraception remains a pressing global issue: more then 200 million women worldwide do not have access to any kind of contraception, despite wishing to delay or avoid pregnancy. This must change. We believe that everybody has the right to make decisions about their own bodies and prevent unwanted pregnancies. Therefore it is essential that women and men – regardless of their marital status – have access to a range of contraceptives and safe and legal abortion services. That’s why we support family planning, as it’s a highly cost-effective intervention with sustainable health benefits for women and their whole family.

Presentations

Simavi’s SRHR experts and our local partners will be at the conference in Nusa Dua from January 25 to 28. Below is an overview of the sessions we are involved in. We hope to see you there! You also can follow our live updates here or on Twitter by following @SimaviNL.

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 07:30 – 08:20

Advocacy & Accountability morning Strategy Session, amongst others Shadow Report briefing, Nienke Blauw (Simavi) – Venue: Uluwatu 3

Tuesday 10:00 – 13:20

Poster Presentation ‘Engaging males in Family Planning in India‘, Murari Choudhury (Simavi partner NEEDS, India) – Venue: Jimbaran and Uluwatu Lobbies

Tuesday  10:30 – 11:50

Preformed Panel ‘Fulfilling the Promise of FP through decentralisation’ (coordinated by JohnS Hopkins University), oral presentation ‘Improving Family Planning uptake through community scoring cards‘, Loan Liem (Simavi) – Venue: Uluwatu 1

Tuesday 18:00 – 20:30

Combined SRHR Alliance side event & networking event; Panel discussion based on Operational Research ‘Young People and Their Access to Contraceptives: Lessons Learned From Indonesia, Uganda and Ghana, amongst others presentation by Rudolf Abugnaba-Abanga (Simavi partner NPHS, Ghana) and with concluding remarks and kick-off networking event by Lambert Grijns, Special Ambassador SRHR and HIV/AIDS, the Netherlands – Venue: Tanjung Benoa Hall

Wednesday 18:00 – 19:30

Side event ‘Synergize Interventions to Reduce Child Marriage and it’s social and economic impacts in Indonesia‘, organised by Indonesian One Vision SRHR Alliance with amongst others contributions from Simavi’s Indian country partners VHAI and NEEDS – Venue: Kintamani 2

Thursday 12:00 – 13:20

Preformed Panel SRHR Alliance ‘Community approaches to demand creation: Supporting young people and community members to demand family planning services among their peers’, presenters: Seema Gupta (Simavi partner VHAI, India), Loan Liem (Simavi), Walter Odede Nyakwaka (Africa Alive!, Kenya) and Matovu Quarish (RHU, Uganda), moderated by Liesbeth Hofs (SRHR Alliance Office) – Venue: Kintamani 1

Informal meetings

Simavi planned several informal meetings with (potential) partners and other SRHR experts, amongst others on the topic of safe abortion advocacy.

Booth

Simavi has an information booth at the conference, jointly with our Indonesian partner IHAP. Please visit us at booth 64!

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