Overview of Share-Net Events

Posted by Caitlin C McCollow on September 3, 2018 at 3:27 pm



Thematic Meeting ‘Effective SRHR messaging in changing times’

In our efforts to bring about positive change for progressive SRHR, we -advocates for SRHR- cannot ignore that opposition groups seem to become more influential and have a (negative) effect on reaching our goals. We are dumbstruck when we see Trumps actions and flabbergasted if we see what is happening in Romania. Why do people support actions that are discriminatory and oppressive? More important: how do we need to react and adapt?

As a SRHR community we should take a pro-active approach instead of focusing too much on responding to opposition’s messages and actions. We need to get our own messages across loud and clear. However, sometimes there seems to be a disconnect between how we as a SRHR community talk about SRHR issues and how our messages are perceived by the wider public.

The aim of this meeting is therefore to explore ways how to better communicate our SRHR messages and increase support for our issues from different audiences. Besides sharing best practices there will be ample time in the workshops to get some practical experience in how to formulate your own messages.

Share-Net Netherlands kindly invites you to join us and actively work on moving forward.  This meeting is organised by the Share-Net Netherlands Community of Practice (CoP) consisting of Rutgers, Amref Flying Doctors, AFEW, and independent member Doortje Braeken.

Date: Monday 19 November 2018

Time: 13:00-17:00

Location: Humanity House, Prinsegracht 8, 2512 GA, The Hague

Registration: Here. 

Invitation SRHR Messaging in Changing Times


Making the Case for Menstrual Health: Why Periods Matter for Sexual and Reproductive Health

Share-Net International and PSI-Europe would like to invite you to the Making the Case for Menstrual Health: Why Periods Matter for Sexual and Reproductive Health” breakfast meeting on Tuesday 27th of November 2018 from 10am to 12pm.

Can changes in menstrual patterns discourage contraceptive uptake? What is the relation between menstrual related disorders and infertility? How does HIV affect menstruation?

This meeting is the perfect chance to answer these and more questions: participants will have the opportunity to discuss with practitioners, entrepreneurs and policy-makers to understand the intersection between menstrual health and reproductive health.

Our tentative list of speakers:

  • Maria Carmen Punzi, Menstrual Health Focal Point, PSI-Europe
  • Hilda Alberda, Director PML, Simavi
  • Dorine Thomissen, Senior Program Officer SRHR, Simavi
  • Mariah Mansvelt Beck, Co-Founder, YONI
  • Melodi Tamarzians, Youth Ambassador SRHR, Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Date:  27- 11 – 2018

Location: Spaces, Amsterdam

Register here.

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Child Marriage Lecture Series – Panel Discussion on Child Marriage: What’s sex got to do with it?

It is with pleasure that we invite you to the fourth session of the Lecture Series of presentations on child marriage. The event will take place on the 29th of November from 14.30 to 16.30 in the Hague.

In this panel discussion we will highlight how sexual behaviors of adolescent girls and norms surrounding female sexuality influence interventions to end child marriage in different contexts. Population Council will frame the discussion with evidence and a panel of representatives from the More than Brides Alliance programme in India, Malawi, Pakistan, Mali and Niger will discuss their experiences.

Date: 29 – 11 – 2018

Time: 14.30 to 16.30

Location: Save the Children Netherlands, Laan van Nieuw Oost-Indië 131, The Hague

Registration: RVSP before the 26th of November by using this link


Thematic meeting: How to ensure access and quality maternal health care for pregnant migrants & refugees?

Share-Net Netherlands kindly invites you for a thematic meeting on maternal health care for asylum seekers, undocumented migrants and asylum residence permit holders.

This meeting is organised by the Share-Net ‘Maternal Health’ Community of Practice (CoP) consisting of University Medical Centre Utrecht (UMCU), KIT Royal Tropical Institute, KNOV and the University of Amsterdam. Other involved organisations are NVOG and COA.

With the arrival of refugees in the past years, some initiatives regarding their maternal health were developed. Meanwhile, it has become evident that health outcomes for mothers and new-borns of this group stay behind. We will have to use this momentum, while the experiences are still fresh in people’s minds, to develop a comprehensive approach. In this way, we will be better prepared and able to avoid future mistakes.

The aim of this meeting is twofold:

  1. Network strengthening of stakeholders involved in maternity care for refugees and permit holders to learn from each other’s experiences, learn what is already done and challenges faced.
  2. Concrete recommendations and action plan to improve readiness for a next arrival of pregnant refugees to provide quality care for pregnant refugees and status holders.

Click to see the Final Invitation & Programme Maternal Health Care Thematic Meeting.

Date: 06 – 12 -2018

Location: UMC Utrecht

Register via using this link.


Child Marriage Lecture Series – Divorce After Child Marriage

Date: Thursday 6 December 2018

Time: 15:30-17:00

Location: Laiden

Registration: Not available yet.


Engaging Boys & Men

Date: Tuesday 19 February 2019

Time: TBC

Location: University of Amsterdam

Registration: Not available yet.


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