Romania: “SEXed Talk, Invitation to Debate”

WHAT: Debate on the hot issue of teen mothers, sexuality education – or lack thereof – in schools & other related topics, as part of the “SEXed Talk” campaign.

WHY: #Romania ranks first in the EU in number of pregnant teens aged 15 -19*, 1 in 10 births and 1 in 10 abortions are registered in underage girls, more than 24,000** underage girls become pregnant in one year, and 10,000 babies are annually abandoned in maternity hospitals.

WHO: The “SEXed Talk” Campaign is organized by the Society for Feminist Analyses AnA – AnA-SAF, Youth for Youth Foundation – Tineri pentru Tineri & the Society for Education in Contraception and Sexuality – SECS, in partnership with the Romanian Anti AIDS Association – Aras Bucuresti, Marie Stopes International Romania Foundation – Fundatia Marie Stopes International Romania & Midwives’ Association in Romania – Asociatia Moaselor din Romania – AMsR.

WHEN: 28 September, 11:00-13:00.

WHERE: Metropolitan Library, Ion Creanga Branch, Bucharest, Strada Christian Tell nr.10 – Biblioteca Ion Creangă

HOW: Participation is free. We welcome parents, teachers, medical personnel, NGO representatives, policymakers, and media. Confirmation: Daniela Draghici – daniela.draghici@gmail.com.

28 September is the International Safe Abortion Day and also the International Right to Know Day / International Day of Universal Access to Information, so we, reproductive health and rights activists, resist & persist in our advocacy for correct information to young people regarding their reproductive rights.

The Society for Education in Contraception and Sexuality (SECS) will kick off the debate with a brand new video launched for World Contraception Day, September 26, which will spur discussions on relevant related topics. The Midwives’ Association representative will make a presentation on “Adolescent Pregnancy and Associated Risks”.

So, SAVE THE DATE and LET’S DEBATE!

* Eurostat data, valid for 2015
** Romania’s Statistics Yearbook 2016, National Institute of Statistics

#IresistWePersist Check out the call for action here! http://www.september28.org/callforaction/

Link event: https://www.facebook.com/events/147138782556160/