Welcome to the October 2022 edition of the Share-Net International (SNI) newsletter! We're especially busy at the moment with many events, and most excitingly, our annual Activation Grants round is about to launch! Our grants open for applications on October 18th - the same day as our Annual Business Meeting - with up to €250,000 worth of funding for SRHR Knowledge Generation, Translation, and Collaboration up for grabs! The Grants Information Webinar & Write-Shop is on Oct 25 - be sure to sign up here if you have grant questions.
In October, representatives from all Share-Net hubs are meeting in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, for the third learning session of SHIRIM. In November, the ICFP conference is held in Thailand, with many Share-Net members attending and presenting their work, and we are organising a network event together with Asia Pacific Alliance for SRHR. Share-Net Bangladesh held their 7th annual Knowledge Fair last week, and looking ahead, the Share-Net Netherlands 11th annual Linking Research, Policy, and Practise Conference for early-career researchers is scheduled on November 3rd, and Share-Net Ethiopia are planning their first young researchers conference in mid-November.
We have some fantastic new SRHR resources to share as well, including Beyond Banana's, the guide for identifying good pleasure-focused imagery by Share-Net Netherlands Sexual Pleasure CoP, an infographic about the economic cost of GBV against women in Ethiopia, and an infographic about abortion and unwanted pregnancy, plus lots more.
Last but not least, our 2021 annual report has been approved, and we are working on an update of our Strategic Plan as well as our 2023 work plan, incorporating the recommendations of our Mid Term Review which was finalized before the summer holidays. Hope to hear you thoughts during the ABM!
We hope you enjoy all the updates and resources below, and wish you a pleasant autumn.
Dorine Thomissen | Coordinator of Share-Net International
Knowledge Activation Grants Launch on October 18!
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We are excited to announce our 2023 grant-making round opens for applications on October 18, 2022! There is up to €250,000 worth of funding available for SRHR Knowledge Activation, Generation, and Translation - read more in English here, or in Arabic, in French, or in Spanish!
For a Healthy & Fulfilled Sexuality
Share-Net Burundi celebrated International Sexual Health Day with an Instagram Live session. The focus was on sharing, pointing out social and cultural constraints surrounding sexuality, and proposing solutions for responsible sexuality. Watch the full Live session here!
Share-Net Netherlands: Linking Research, Policy, and Practise Conference
The 11th Annual Linking Research, Policy, and Practice Conference hosted by Share-Net Netherlands for young and early career researchers working in the field of SRHR and GEWE will be held on November 3 2022, in the Hague in the Netherlands. Register deadline: October 27. Register here.
Share-Net Burundi's Knowledge Fair
Share-net Burundi are thrilled to share their knowledge fair took place on September 16 in Bujumbura, under patronage of the Permanent Secretary of MoH and Head of Cooperation of Dutch Embassy in Burundi. More than 30 local and international organizations working in the field of SRHR exhibited their products and services. Among them, six member organisations of Share-Net Burundi, such as ABEM and WUFF Burundi. The fair was a great opportunity to learn about the progress and gaps in SRHR in Burundi. Find the highlights of the fair here.
Share-Net at the ICFP Conference
Share-Net International along with many of our members are attending the ICFP conference in November! Check out this post to read about all the presentations, talks, and more that Share-Net members are presenting, including Tackling Taboos!
Share-Net Ethiopia's Student Conference
In mid-November Share-Net Ethiopia - in collaboration with Addis Abba University Medical School, Saint Paul Hospital Medical College, and Addis Abba Universities Demography School - are holding a Young Researchers Student Conference. Master students, young professionals, and research interns studying in Ethiopia are encouraged to submit their research for presentation. Full details will be published on Share-Net Ethiopia's website closer to the time.
SNI's Kimberley Meijers Presented SHIRIM at the NNN Conference
Knowledge Expert Kimberley Meijers presented Share-Net's Rapid Improvement Model for Knowledge Translation (SHIRIM) at the 13th Annual Neglected Tropical Disease NGO (NNN) Conference in September. This was part of the workshop Where the real learning happens: Strengthening NTD Health Systems through non-formal methods of Capacity building. Read more about the interesting session and view the presentation here.
Share-Net Jordan Fall Update
Over the past months Share-Net Jordan have been busy! Read the blog post to discover more about the Jordanian Students CoP meeting, fact sheets on SRH for the Elderly, and Reproductive Family Health, and Neurolinguistic Programming training!
SRHR Events & Opportunities
IMNHC: Call for Submissions
To ensure an engaging and robust conversation at the International Maternal Newborn Health Conference (IMNHC) 2023, the program will include a variety of sessions aimed to create interactive formats that encourage storytelling and more atypical convening styles. Submissions are now being accepted for the Technical Marketplace, Satellite Events, and Concurrent Thematic Sessions. Deadline: October 11 2022.
EECA Interact & Abstract Submission
AFEW International and the Amsterdam Institute for Global Health & Development (AIGHD) are pleased to announce the third scientific workshop on HIV, Hepatitis C and Tuberculosis in Eastern Europe and Central Asia – EECA INTERACT 2022 – to be held on 13-14 December in Riga, Latvia! EECA INTERACT 2022 is a research workshop that brings together scientists, clinicians, policymakers, and civil society from Eastern Europe and Central Asia to debate topics facing individual countries, while building capacity and strengthening research and clinical networks. They're also accepting abstracts until October 9th - Submit yours here!
Meet Oky! A Digital Innovation for girls. By girls. Period.The event with Simavi, the WASH Alliance International, The Perfect Fit Indonesia, and NFCC Nepal discusses bringing period tracking app Oky to Indonesia and Nepal, and why they believe that supporting #innovation and #digitalisation is crucial. Join the global virtual event on Oct 6th, Register here: shorturl.at/cpuyE
International Conference on Sexuality, Sexual, and Reproductive health
International Conference on Sexuality, Sexual and Reproductive Health aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Sexuality, Sexual and Reproductive Health. It also provides a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the fields of Sexuality, Sexual and Reproductive Health.
Inroads: Abortion Seed Grants 2022
Inroads Seed Grants support the healing, well-being, and community care needs of groups to sustain their abortion work and innovative stigma reduction projects that can nourish the abortion stigma-busting community. Grants of $1-5k are available, to be eligible the lead applicant must be a member of the inroads network. and the deadline to apply is October 16 2022. Read more here.
Latest SRHR Resources & Articles
Share-Net Ethiopia Infographic: Economic Costs of Intimate Partner Violence Against Women in Ethiopia
Share-Net Ethiopia have published a new knowledge product; an infographic summarising the research report Economic Costs of Intimate Partner Violence Against Women in Ethiopia. Read the full report here.
The Love Alliance launched the HIV/AIDS Language Compendium, which has been praised as a useful tool for high-level United Nations negotiations and can be used for community advocacy to advance human rights commitments — particularly regarding access to healthcare and sexual and reproductive health and rights - and provides policymakers and activists with the words to fight back. Read more here.
The Gender in Humanitarian Action (GiHA) Working Group in Bangladesh has published a research paper, Rapid Gender Analysis of Flood Situation in North and North-Eastern Bangladesh, with UN Women. The research was conducted with the help of the National Resilience Programme (NRP) of the Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief, along with ActionAid, CARE, Oxfam, Save the Children and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).
Youth Contraception Usage Report
In Burkina Faso, the majority of girls start their sexual life early and use contraception methods late. The Performance Monitoring for Action group in collaboration with the Institut supérieur des Science et de la Population, conducted research about the use of contraception by youth and adolescents - read more in French or English here.
Learning From a Disability-Inclusive SRHR Programme
A compilation of good practices and lessons learnt in disability-inclusive SRHR based on experience from the implementation of the WISH2ACTION programme. Featuring disability-inclusive SRHR practises, and universal human-rights approaches to commit to the global commitment of leaving no one behind, the guide offers comprehensive and integrated approaches to deliver equitable access to SRHR for under-served women and girls and marginalised populations in low- and middle-income countries. Read more here.
Beyond Bananas: A Guide to Good Pleasure Focused Imagery for CSE!
The Share-Net Netherlands Community of Practise on Sexual Pleasure has released the guide Beyond Bananas: A Guide to Identify Good Pleasure Focused Imagery. The thoughtful and informative guide helps identify help sexual imagery to build inclusive and diverse views, and is designed to help anyone working in sexuality education who wishes to use imagery to support the content of your education and information.
UNESCO Technical Guide on Sexuality Education
In 2018, UNAIDS, UNFPA, UNICEF, UN Women, the WHO, and UNESCO completed the extensive technical and political process of updating the “International Technical Guidance on Sexuality Education”. As a result, the UN has a unified stance on the justification, supporting data, and recommendations for creating and delivering comprehensive sexuality education (CSE).The updated guidance expands upon the original guidance and incorporates updates and enhancements based on fresh research and verified best practices from around the world. The revision process was influenced and steered by user surveys and structured consultations with experts from a wide range of fields and interest groups. Read more and find the guide here.
Share-Net Colombia: Unwanted Pregnancy and Abortion Infographic
In August, Share-Net Colombia's Community of Practice on IVE & Abortion revised the study Unwanted Pregnancy and Abortion by Income, Region, and Legal Status of Abortion: Estimates of a Comprehensive model for 1990-2019 from the Guttmacher Institute, designing a comprehensive infographic as a knowledge translation product.
ILGA Guidelines for Journalists covering LGBTI issues
ILGA-Europe has just published their ‘Guidelines for Journalists’, an information document with recommendations for media professionals reporting on LGBTI issues, people and communities. The guide aims to contribute to the quality and pluralism of the media landscape in Europe and Central Asia, and to support the work of journalists on the ground, especially of those for whom LGBTI-related news are not their main beat.