Share-Net Netherlands’ Linking Research, Policy and Practice 2023


Share-Net Netherlands

Date and time

02/11/2023 12:00 pm GMT+1:00

Share-Net Netherlands is excited to announce the 12th edition of the Linking Research, Policy and Practice Conference!

The Linking Research, Policy and Practice (LRPP) Conference brings together young researchers with policymakers, practitioners, and researchers working on sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) in international development – creating a space to disseminate groundbreaking new knowledge, engage in open dialogue, identify further gaps in research, policy, and practice, and to harness networking opportunities for meaningful partnerships and collaboration.

This year, 13 budding researchers have been selected to present their papers at the LRPP2023 across the issues of legalisation and (de)criminalisation of safe abortion, menstrual health and experiential narratives, maternal health and service provision, gender based violence and sexual consent, and inclusive and intersectional SRHR.

Date: Thursday, 2nd November 2023

Time: 12.00 – 18.00 CET

Location: Downing Street, KIT Royal Tropical Institute, Amsterdam (Instructions on how to enter through the Royal Entrance)

Conference Fee: Free

Speaker and Presenter Information: LRPP2023 Speaker Dossier

– Registrations closed –



Conference Moderator: Hannah Kabelka


12.00 – 13.00: Lunch/Arrival

13.00 – 13.05: Welcome and Introduction – SN-NL Network and Membership

by Bless-me Ajani (Share-Net Netherlands Community Engagement Officer)

13.05 – 13.10: Opening Remarks

By Billie de Haas (Chair, LRPP Conference)


Break (10 min)


13.20 – 14.20: Round 1 of parallel thematic presentations

Session 1.A:   Menstrual Health and Safe Abortion

Moderated by Nicole Sophr

  • Resilience without agency: how women in Bali and east Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia navigate their menstruation within their embedded and embodied environment // by Fien de Ridder
  • “If I can’t bleed, that is the problem”: menstrual narratives in Bali // by Liv Wage
  • “The abortion gave me my life back” women’s long-term experiences with telemedical abortion in legally restricted countries // by Romy van den Dungen 
  • Moderated Q&A and discussion

Session 1.B: Sexual and Reproductive Rights and Inclusion

Moderated by Michal Pawlega

  • Unravelling intersectional barriers: access to sexual and reproductive health services for women with disabilities in Uganda // by Rupankar Dey
  • Advancing the position of women and girl’s human rights to wash through increasing their participation in locally-led adaptation initiatives // by Hedda Luursema
  • Legal mobilization for the legal and social decriminalization  of abortion in Colombia // by Juliana Beltran Grisales
  • Moderated Q&A and discussion


Break (15 min)


14.35 – 15.25: Round  2 of parallel thematic presentations

Session 2.A: Reproductive and Maternal Health

Moderated by Hannah Kabelka

  • Facilitators and barriers to accessing maternal health services in Sudan: a literature review // by Marah Abdelaziz
  • Understanding the relationship between maternity care providers and middle-class Chinese migrant women in the Netherlands // by Haiyue Shan
  • Moderated Q&A and discussion

Session 2.B: Gender-based Violence

Moderated by Billie de Haas

  • From extorsion to murder: health implications of technology-facilitated gender based violence on women and LGBTQ2+ people in Egypt, and barriers toward help-seeking // by AE
  • ‘’I have the right to say yes or no but _’’; a qualitative study exploring beliefs of young males and females regarding sexual consent in Kibera slum, Kenya // by Maude Mensah
  • Moderated Q&A and discussion


Break (15 min)


15.40 – 16.20: Plenary – Keynote Presentation and Reflection

by Evi van den Dungen (Senior Advisor Advocacy, Rutgers)

Evi is senior advisor global advocacy at Rutgers and her portfolio covers the intergovernmental processes in New York and Geneva. She has been an NGO member of the Netherlands delegation for the UN Commission on Population and Development. She is involved in the programmatic work of Rutgers in different partnerships Right Here Right Now and Power to You(th) (active in Africa and Asia) where she provides support on global advocacy and human rights mechanisms. Before she worked in Dutch and European politics and completed an LLM in International Security.


16.20 – 17.00: Networking – Know the Dutch SRHR Organizations and SN-NL members 

Moderated by Nicole Moran (Share-Net Netherlands Coordinator)

17.00 – 17.05: Closing remarks

by Nicole Moran (Share-Net Netherlands Coordinator)

17.00 – 18.00: Drinks and Networking cont’d