Share-Net Events




Lecture Series on Child Marriage: Engaging Boys & Men in promoting gender equality

It is with pleasure that Girls Not Brides the Netherlands and Share-Net invite you to this year’s first Lecture Series on child marriage. This lecture will take place on the 19th of February 2018 in Amsterdam.

A panel of three researchers who have recently returned from collecting data in Ethiopia, Nepal and Pakistan will present preliminary research findings. The three pieces of research explore the roles of men and boys in (preventing) early marriage, taking different angles to explore:

1) How engaging men and boys in programs affects their ideas of gender equality in relationships,

2) How (changing) understandings of masculinities affect expectations of responsibilities in (early) marriage, and

3) How boys and young men experience early marriage themselves.


Date: Tuesday 19 February 2019

Time: 15.30 – 17.00

Location:  University of Amsterdam, Roeterseiland Campus, REC E0.03

Registration: Places are limited! RVSP before the 12th of February by using this link and share with your colleagues. In case you cannot attend due to unexpected circumstances, we would kindly ask you to let us know a week before the event. In this way we can give your place to people on the waiting list.

Share-Net Netherlands New Year’s Breakfast

We would like to wish you an inspiring and exciting 2019! To celebrate the start of the new year and to look forward together, we invite you to join us for a New Year’s Breakfast at The Impact Hub Amsterdam the 10th of January.

The event will start at 9.30 were you will be treated a nice and healthy breakfast. In an active session we will present and ask your input for the work plan of Share-Net Netherlands for the coming year. Come prepared and have your ideas ready! We will end the morning with highlights from the Small Grants Researches 2018.

More information via this link.

Date: Thursday 10th of January 2019.

Time: 9.30 – 11.30

Location: Impact Hub Amsterdam

Registration: Please RSVP via the following link  before the 8th of January.

Child Marriage Lecture Series – Divorce After Child Marriage

It is with pleasure that Girls Not Brides Netherlands and Share-Net invite you to this year’s last presentation of the Lecture Series on child marriage. This lecture takes place on the 6th of December from 15.30 to 17.00 in Leiden and will be part of the Annual Event of Girls Not Brides the Netherlands. (For more details, follow the link below)

Anke van der Kwaak from KIT Royal Tropical Institute and the Yes I do Alliance, will present a first exploration of causes and consequences of divorce after child marriage in different parts of Indonesia. Understanding the post-divorce coping mechanisms of the divorcee and their immediate environment.

You can download the invitation via using this invitation.

Date: Thursday 6 December 2018

Time: 15:30-17:00

Location: Leiden

Registration: RVSP before the 30th 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 – 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.

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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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

Share-Net International round table about the Global Financing Facility

Share-Net International kindly invites you to the round table about the Global Financing Facility on the 8th of November from 8.30 to 12.00.

“The Global Financing Facility in support of Every Woman Every Child  was launched at the Financing for Development Conference in Addis Ababa in July 2015 as part of a global conversation about how to finance the SDGs, which requires a shift from thinking about billions of dollars to recognizing that we need trillions to achieve the ambitious targets that we have agreed upon. This shift is only possible through new approaches to financing that recognize that countries themselves are the engines of progress and that the role of external assistance is to support countries both to get more results from the existing resources and to increase the total volume of financing.”



Please feel free to forward this Save-The-Date to relevant colleagues! A detailed programme will follow soon.

Date: Thursday 8 November 2018

Time: 8.30 – 12.00

Location: Cordaid, the Hague

Registration: You can register here.