Call for Application for Creative Youth Advocacy Workshop

 

 

 

 

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Calling for Participant

Creative Youth Advocacy Workshop

8 – 11 December 2014

Bali, Indonesia

 

Calling all IPPF ESEAOR Youth who has cool and juicy ideas. We are looking for participants who wants to rock the youth in ESEAOR through Creative Advocacy. This workshop objective is to promote Sexual Rights for young people and aim to reach at least 6000 #IDECIDE Petition to be signed in creative and thrilling way by the end of May 2015. Unleashed your talent! Explore your strength! 

Download the application form, Fill up the form and send it to davinaisaac@ippfeseaor.org and firdaus@ippfeseaor.org 

Submit your application before: 13th October 2014

The announcement of Fantabulous Participants will be:  31st October 2014

If you are the volunteer fall under one of the list below you are eligible to apply:

     Country          Member Association (MA)

1. Australia        – Sexual Health & Family Planning Australia (SH&FPA)

2. Cambodia      – Reproductive Health Association of Cambodia (RHAC)

3.  China            – China Family Planning Association (CFPA)

4. Cook Islands  – Cook Islands Family Welfare Association (CIFWA) 

5. Fiji                  – Reproductive & Family Health Association of Fiji (RFHAF)

6. Hong Kong    – Family Planning Association of Hong Kong (FPAHK)

7. Indonesia      – Indonesian Planned Parenthood Association (IPPA)

8. Japan            – Japan Family Planning Association, Inc. (JFPA)

9. Kiribati          – Kiribati Family Health Association (KFHA)

10. Korea, Dem. People’s Rep. Of (North) – Korean Family Planning & Maternal Child Health Association of DPRK (KFP&MCHA)

11. Korea, Republic of (South) – Planned Population Federation of Korea (PPFK)

12. Laos          – The Promotion of Family Health Association of Lao PDR (PFHA) 

13. Malaysia    – Federation of Reproductive Health Associations, Malaysia (FRHAM)

14. Mongolia    – Mongolian Family Welfare Association (MFWA)

15. Myanmar    – Myanmar Maternal and Child Welfare (MMCWA)

16. New Zealand – New Zealand Family Planning Association (NZFP)

17. Papua New Guinea –  Papua New Guinea Family Health Association (PNGFPA)

18. Philippines   – Family Planning Organization of the Philippines (FPOP)

19. Samoa         – Samoa Family Health Association (SFHA)

20. Singapore    – Singapore Planned Parenthood Association (SPPA)

21. Solomon Islands – Solomon Islands Planned Parenthood Association (SIPPA)

22. Thailand       – Planned Parenthood Association of Thailand (PPAT)

23. Tonga           – Tonga Family Health Association (TFHA)

24. Tuvalu          – Tuvalu Family Health Association (TuFHA)

25. Vanuatu       – Vanuatu Family Health Association (VFHA)

26. Vietnam       –  Vietnam Family Planning Association (VINAFPA)

Download the application form here:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3U5EJBf1SlBLXhscWJ5emZVNTA/edit?usp=sharing 

Sweet Dreams (Are Made of this)

I bet everyone thought it’s Marilyn Manson…yes..but no..this song originally wrote by Eurythmics (the British new wave music duo).. this song is about saying that here we are in our existence, trying to make sense of our lives and to survive and In the end, we are expendable. In the end, we just fulfill a role. There’s nothing magical, unique or sweet about it. Hmmm… Do you agree with it? It’s actually depends on you how you would interpret the lyric… this is just something that can inspired you about life =)…enjoy!

Sweet dreams are made of this
Who am I to disagree
I travel the world and the seven seas
Everybody’s looking for something

Some of them want to use you
Some of them want to get used by you
Some of them want to abuse you
Some of them want to be abused

Sweet dreams are made of this
Who am I to disagree
I travel the world and the seven seas
Everybody’s looking for something

Hold your head up, keep your head up, movin’ on
Hold your head up, movin’ on, keep your head up, movin’ on
Hold your head up, movin’ on, keep your head up, movin’ on
Hold your head up, movin’ on, keep your head up

Some of them want to use you
Some of them want to get used by you
Some of them want to abuse you
Some of them want to be abused

Hold your head up, keep your head up, movin’ on
Hold your head up, movin’ on, keep your head up, movin’ on
Hold your head up, movin’ on, keep your head up, movin’ on
Hold your head up, movin’ on, keep your head up

Sweet dreams are made of this
Who am I to disagree
I travel the world and the seven seas
Everybody’s looking for something

Sweet dreams are made of this
Who am I to disagree
I travel the world and the seven seas
Everybody’s looking for something

Sweet dreams are made of this
Who am I to disagree
I travel the world and the seven seas
Everybody’s looking for something

Sweet dreams are made of this
Who am I to disagree
I travel the world and the seven seas
Everybody’s looking for something

Worldwide, about 16 million girls aged 15 to 19 years and two million girls under the age of 15 give birth every year (WHO:2012).

It’s World Population Day today! This year’s theme is “Teen Pregnancy” and IPPF ESEAOR joins the worldwide call to reduce the incidence of early pregnancy among teenage girls. Let them finish their education. Let them enjoy their childhood before they bring up another child of their own. Let them achieve their dreams.

 

IPPF ESEAOR Statement for World Population Day 2013

 

According to the World Health Organization, one in every 5 girls worldwide has given birth by the age of 18. About 2 million girls under the age of 15 give birth every year. Worse, an estimated three million girls aged 15-19 undergo unsafe abortions every year. Many of them die due to complications of unsafe abortion. Unfortunately, these incidences happen among the world’s poorest girls.

Why do these happen? Adolescent births may be attributed to several factors. Among these is the fact that in some societies, there may be cultural pressure on girls to marry and bear children early, or they may have limited educational and employment prospects.

Further, many young girls do not know how to avoid becoming pregnant, or are unable to obtain contraceptives. However, even where contraceptives are widely available, sexually active adolescents are less likely to use contraceptives due to stigma or discrimination.

In addition, there is a lack of sexuality education in many countries. Combined with lack of access to services and poor knowledge, the consequences are life-changing for many poor girls. Usually for the worse.

IPPF East and Southeast Asia and Oceania Region calls on governments and other stakeholders to address the issue of teenage pregnancy by expanding educational opportunities for all, close gender-related education gaps at all levels, including higher education, and adopt comprehensive sexuality education to eliminate discrimination against women and girls and facilitate the development of the skills they need to protect themselves from sexual abuse, HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections. As stated in IPPF’s Vision 2020, we call on governments to make comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) available to all by 2020. CSE must be provided as a mandatory part of the school curriculum – comprehensive sexuality education that is sensitive to cultural contexts. It must convey accurate information that respects the right of all people to information and education about their sexual and reproductive health. In addition, contraceptive services must be made available to sexually active girls without discrimination to their marital or socio-economic status.

 

Let us care for the teenage girls of this world. Let them finish their education. Let them enjoy their childhood before they bring up another child of their own. Let them achieve their dreams!

 

- 11/7/2013

Integrated Sexual & Reproductive Health and Rights in all Health Systems (Vision 2020)

IPPF Manifesto no. 6: Provide comprehensive and integrated sexual and reproductive health and HIV services within public, private and not-for-profit health systems by the year 2020

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SRH services in the basic health-care services delivered at district and local levels, particularly primary health care, through functioning health systems that prioritize quality, equity and integration and are equipped with accountability mechanisms for users and providers. The SRH package should universally include: family planning services; pregnancy related services, including skilled attendance  at delivery, emergency obstetric care and post abortion care; STI and HIV prevention and  diagnosis and treatment of STIs; prevention and  early diagnosis of breast and cervical cancers;  prevention of gender-based violence and care of  survivors; ASRH; and RHCS for each component  of the package.

IPPF calls on governments to:

-          Provide the widest range of affordable, integrated sexual and reproductive health and HIV services which meet the highest possible quality standards, and are available to women and men throughout their lives;

-          Strengthen health systems, including the health workforce, monitoring and evaluation systems and local community care, and increase the capacity of health care services to reach the underserved, particularly young women and girls;

-          Provide basic maternal, newborn and child health care for all, including emergency obstetric care, ante-, neo- and post-natal care;

-          Ensure that policies and programmes related to HIV prevention, diagnosis, treatment, care and support are adequately resourced, serve the needs of key populations and, where relevant, recognize the feminization of the epidemic;

-          Invest in the human resources necessary to ensure the availability of high quality sexual and reproductive health and rights information, education and services;

-          Create an enabling environment within which public, not-for-profit and private sectors, working separately and together, can increase access to the widest possible range of reproductive health care information, education and services;

-          Ensure that those who experience difficulty in conceiving have access to existing and new reproductive technologies and services that are managed in ways that respect and protect rights;

-          Financially support and improve data collection to increase the understanding of the sexual and reproductive health needs of women, men, and especially young people, and the extent to which their rights in this respect are respected and protected.

Engage young people in all policy decisions affecting their lives (vision 2020)

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The breakdancing condom consultant: Dennis from Bosnia

 

A champion breakdancer and home-town celebrity can end up with a pretty dissolute social life. Nightclubs, drinking, one-night stands: it’s not an entirely unsurprising story. In Bosnia, it’s one which breakdancer Dennis certainly experienced.

But contact with the Association for Sexual and Reproductive Health XY (the Member Association in Bosnia and Herzegovnia) led him to rethink his lifestyle and consider the people around him.

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IPPF calls on governments to:

- Expand opportunities for youth to participate and voice their opinion, for

example in national youth councils, youth fora, community service initiatives,

online activism and other avenues which enable young people to make their

voices heard within civil society, and to be heard by policy makers;

- Promote laws, policies and programmes that protect the rights of young

people, recognize diversity within this age-group, including rural and urban

young people, those living with disabilities, etc., and enable them to overcome

barriers to essential services;

- Ensure the availability of education and employment opportunities to enable

young people to contribute effectively to the creative, intellectual and

economic development of their communities and countries;

- Increase investment in the education, health and wellbeing of young people

from all social, political and economic backgrounds to enable their meaningful

participation in the shaping of the future of their communities, cultures and

continents;

- Step up the fight against poverty and inequity through child-sensitive

programmes to provide opportunities for young people that allow their full

development and prevent their being prematurely catapulted into adulthood.

 

Read More at : http://www.ippf.org/western-hemisphere/our-work/stories/volunteers/breakdancing-condom-consultant-dennis-bosnia

 

Recognize sexual rights and reproductive rights as human rights (Vision 2020)

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Supporting the Constellation of Reproductive Rights

During the 1990s, a series of important United Nations conferences emphasized that the well-being of individuals, and respect for their human rights, should be central to all development strategies. Particular emphasis was given to reproductive rights as a cornerstone of development.

Reproductive rights were clarified and endorsed internationally in the Cairo Consensus that emerged from the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development. This constellation of rights, embracing fundamental human rights established by earlier treaties, was reaffirmed at the Beijing Conference and various international and regional agreements since, as well as in many national laws. They include the right to decide the number, timing and spacing of children, the right to voluntarily marry and establish a family, and the right to the highest attainable standard of health, among others.

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IPPF calls on governments to:
– Repeal laws, policies and practices that have the effect of increasing stigma
and discrimination against women, men and young people on the grounds of
sex, sexuality, sexual orientation or gender identity;
– Set standards within health care services in the public and private sectors to
ensure that the rights of clients are respected, protected and fulfilled within an
environment free of discrimination based on sex, HIV-status, sexuality, sexual
orientation or gender identity;
– Ensure that service providers receive the training and support they need,

including in-service training, to provide the highest possible quality of care;
– Support qualified women, men and young people as advocates for sexual and
reproductive rights and recruit such advocates to serve as Special Rapporteurs,
members of UN treaty monitoring bodies, the Universal Periodic Review and
other mechanisms;
– Ensure the provision of youth-friendly health care services, and increase the
recognition of children and young people as subject of rights in accordance
with their evolving capacity, as recognized in the UN Convention on the Rights
of the Child.

 

Read More at: http://www.unfpa.org/rights/rights.htm

Eliminate discrimination against women (IPPF Vision 2020)

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Norway’s youngest and first female prime minister (MANDY MCANALLY), and a leader in many other capacities, you are an extraordinary example of how women can lead and change the world. What is your message to global leaders today who wield the power to give girls and women opportunities to reach their goals, particularly as we think about post-2015?

VISION 2020 (3) IPPF calls on governments to:

- Empower women economically by investing in policies and programmes that
reduce the time burdens of women and girls; increase access to economic
opportunities, close the gender gap in earnings and occupational segregation;
and guarantee women’s and girl’s property and inheritance rights, including
the right to own land, secure loans, etc;
- Expand educational opportunities for all, close gender-related education gaps
at all levels, including higher education, and adopt comprehensive sexuality
education to eliminate discrimination against women and girls and facilitate the
development of the skills they need to protect themselves from sexual abuse,
HIV and other sexually transmitted infections;
- Reduce all forms of violence against women and girls – including in conflict
situations – by adopting and enforcing national laws to prevent violence and
punish violations; eliminating forced child marriage; combating son preference;
and promoting public awareness campaigns on these issues;
- Respect, protect and fulfill all women’s human rights, especially sexual rights
and reproductive rights, without which the ability to exercise other rights is
significantly constrained. Create an enabling environment for the exercise of
those rights, including equal and full participation in parliamentary and other
policy making processes.

Continue read the article: http://www.forbes.com/sites/skollworldforum/2013/05/29/it-is-time-to-stop-discrimination-against-girls-and-women/