Linking Research, Policy, and Practice Conference

The Linking Research, Policy, and Practice (LRPP) conference traditionally brings together policymakers, practitioners and researchers working on sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) and gender equality and women’s empowerment (GEWE) in international development. The focus lies on the work of young professionals who have recently submitted or are in the process of finishing research as part of a Master programme, postgraduate degree, research internship or research consultancy.  

In the past, the country hub of Share-Net Netherlands organised this annual meeting between young researchers and their members from Dutch universities, NGOs and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The positive feedback of greater online accessibility to knowledge exchange and the aim to create a festive culmination of 10th LRPP, resulted in the first international edition that took place in November 2021, linking young researchers with Share-Net International (SNI) members from all country hubs (Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Colombia, Ethiopia, Jordan, and the Netherlands), international members, and the wider SRHR community.

Below, you can find the detailed program of the 1oth edition, and the program dossiers in English, French, and Spanish.

LRPP Dossier – English

LRPP Dossier French

LRPP Dossier Spanish

10-Year Anniversary Edition Program

18th of November 2021 | Share-Net International Conference

Objectives: The aim of “Linking Research, Policy and Practice” is to: 

  • Disseminate young people’s knowledge on SRHR and GEWE 
  • Create a safe space for open dialogue, linking and learning between different SRHR actors 
  • Stimulate research-informed policy and practice, particularly in SNI country-hub contexts 
  • Identify further gaps in research, policy and practice 
  • Harvest networking opportunities between Share-Net members, young researchers, the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Embassies of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in SNI countries and the wider SRHR community.


Session 1: Share-Net Bangladesh

Speakers and presentation titles: 

  • Rezwana Shahrin: Paternity Leave : Fulsome or Need of Time
  • Tahia Rahman: Accessing SRHR services during COVID 19: Scenario of Bangladesh
  • Tonima Islam Trisa: Searching for Light at the End of the Tunnel; An analysis of Bangladeshi women’s help-seeking process following intimate partner violence.

Moderator: Dr Khadija Khatun (University of Chittagong)

Expert discussant: Dr Sanzida Akhter (University of Dhaka)

Watch the recording of the Share-Net Bangladesh sessions on YouTube here.

Session 2: Share-Net Ethiopia

Speakers and presentations: 

  • Tewodros Seyoum: Provider-perceived benefits and constraints of complete adherence to antenatal care guideline among public health facilities, Ethiopia: a qualitative study
  • Keflie Yohannes: Knowledge Level and Associated Factors about Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights Among University Of Gondar Students, Northwest Ethiopia
  • Ededia Firdawoke: Human papillomavirus in women with pre-cancerous lesion and cervical cancer: the use of urine as an alternative specimen

Moderator: Assefa Seme Deresse and Dr. Terefe Degefa  of Addis Ababa University

Expert discussant: Dr. Meseret Zelalem, Ministry of Health, Ethiopia

Watch the recording of the Share-Net Bangladesh sessions on YouTube here.

Session 3: Share-Net Burundi & Share-Net Burkina Faso 

Speakers and presentations: 

  • Lambert Hakuziyaremye: Early and unwanted pregnancies at school: adolescent girls between ignorance and lack of information
  • Arnaud Iradukunda: Spatial distribution and predictive factors of antenatal care in Burundi
  • Alis Bambara: Gender socialization and identity effect on primary school students’ aspiration in Burkina Faso

Moderator: Olivier Makambira, Jimbere, and Zalissa Bande, SOS Jeunesses et defis

Expert discussant: Reverien Nshimirimana, University of Burundi

Watch the recording of the Share-Net Burundi and Burkina Faso sessions on YouTube here.

Session 4: Share-Net International, Maternal and Menstrual Health

Speakers and presentations: 

  • Putri Widi Saraswati: How National Public Policies in Indonesia Address Maternal Mortality from The Perspective of Health Equity and Intersectionality: A Retrospective Policy Analysis Study
  • Aminat Salami: Complementary feeding practices among mothers of children aged 6-24 months in Ibadan

Moderator: Charlotte van Tuijl, KIT Royal Tropical Institute

Expert discussant: Pema Lhaki

Watch the recording of the Share-Net International Maternal and Menstrual Health sessions on YouTube here.

Session 5: Share-Net Netherlands

Speakers and presentations: 

  • Elena Soldati: Asylum-seeking women’s perspectives regarding a mental health screening method during pregnancy: a qualitative study.
  • Saskia Jacobs: Sex Workers and the Host Gaze – How do sex workers in Amsterdam experience tourism to Amsterdam?
  • Silke Baas: “Since you have a desire to have children, I would advocate freezing” An ethnographic study into the construction of reproductive care paths in a Dutch gender clinic.
  • Sterre van Ede: You give them a voice: An ethnographic study on pregnancy care interactions among refugees and their healthcare providers in the Netherlands

Moderator: Gaia Zanaboni, Share-Net Netherlands and CHOICE for Youth and Sexuality

Expert discussant: Judith Westeng, Rutgers

Watch the recording of the Share-Net International SRHR and Education sessions on YouTube here.

Session 6: Share-Net International, SRHR and education

Speakers and presentations: 

  • Yasser Meneses Zepeda: “Pregnant, not a lost cause”. Understanding the experiences of women who had an adolescent pregnancy and left their formal education in Iztapalapa, Mexico City
  • Aminat Salami: Reaching the unreached girls with comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) through digital platform amidst COVID-19 pandemic in Oyo State Nigeria
  • Hipatia Fernanda Vega Lemas: Diverse bodies in transit in the heteronormal Ecuadorian educational system: Experiences of young people with diverse gender identity during their transit through the educational system characterized by limited policies and programs in comprehensive sexuality education

Moderator: Hannah Kabelka, KIT Royal Tropical Institute

Expert discussant: Arushi Singh, UNESCO Paris

Watch the recording of the Share-Net International SRHR and Education sessions on YouTube here.

Session 7: Share-Net Colombia

Speakers and presentations: 

  • Ana Margarita Fernández de Castro Peñaranda: No expiration date. Sex-affective relationships and modes of socialization of older lesbians in Bogotá
  • Linda Teresa Orcasita Pineda: Analysis of Youth-Friendly Health Services for Adolescents and Young People for the promotion and guarantee of sexual and reproductive rights in the city of Cali
  • Elizabeth Salazar Niño: Urban midwifery in Bogotá and women’s reproductive rights: contributions of the intangible cultural heritage of the knowledge associated with the Afro-Pacific midwifery
  • Paola Moreno: Empowerment and mutual care practices among ex-guerrilla women of the FARC-EP and the communities to which they are reincorporating

Moderator: Carolina Peña, Profamilia

Expert discussant: Gloria del Pilar Cardona Gomez, Universidad El Bosque

Watch the recording of the Share-Net Colombia sessions on YouTube here.

Session 8: Share-Net International, Underexposed perspectives

Speakers and presentations: 

  • Margherita Magoga: SRHR and Malian Youth: A Look from Outside of Health
  • Molly O’Meara: Navigating (In)visibility: an intersectional study of undocumented Nigerian sex workers’ access to healthcare
  • Doreen Birungi: Assessing the opportunities / pathways for Male engagement in Family planning use, communication process, decision making in Tororo district, Uganda during the 42 days of lock down

Moderator: Nicole Moran, KIT Royal Tropical Institute

Expert discussant: Olgah Namukuza

Watch the recording of the Share-Net Colombia sessions on YouTube here.

Follow-up Knowledge Products: Creative Knowledge Translation

Following the 2021 conference, the collective Fra(m)menti is developing a knowledge product on the content of the Conference from all sessions.

Fra(m)menti, from the Italian “fragments”, but also “among minds”, is a transfeminist queer artistic collective based in Italy. They work with a feminist, intersectional, critical but playful approach to activism and cultural and artistic work. The artistic output that will be produced is a digital fanzine, a form of independent one-issue-only magazine on the topic of the event. 

From Hubs to Bubs: Linking Research, Policy, and Practise to Critical Creativity. English Zine

From Hubs to Bubs: Linking Research, Policy, and Practise to Critical Creativity. French Zine

From Hubs to Bubs: Linking Research, Policy, and Practise to Critical Creativity. Spanish Zine