January 6, 2023
The Share-Net Netherlands Community of Practice on Sexual Pleasure has been doing quite some work on pleasure-focused imagery over the past couple of months. Currently, we are working on developing “The Pleasure Bank” – an open source digital library of pleasure-focused images to be used by sexual health content creators, educators, enthusiasts or basically anyone who is tired of using bananas and grapefruits.
Now, we are opening a call for contributions! We are looking for... more»
December 12, 2022
Finding a legitimate abortion provider can’t be that hard, can it? Turns out there are more obstacles than you might expect! A quick search on Google Maps shows glaring fake reviews and fake ‘health providers.’ This while, the EU introduced a resolution stating that abortion is a human right and that member states must protect access to abortion by preventing harassment and misinformation.
Fake ‘sexual and reproductive health providers’ represent themselves online as real abortion... more»
September 13, 2022
On August 9th, 10th, and 11th, we organised three creative storytelling for change workshops, for young people and by young people, on how to create a podcast, a zine, and a basic animation video. We had 150-200 registrants for each workshop with participants from all over Europe, Bangladesh, Nigeria, The Philippines, Burkina Faso, China plus many more countries!
If you missed out on these sessions or would like to recap what was shared, here is a breakdown of each session full of tips &... more»
July 14, 2022
“How knowledge is harnessed and used is central to human relationships and existence”
Bless-me Ajani is a public health expert with a focus on SRHR. She has vast experience managing Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, Youth Development, Comprehensive sexuality education and Family Planning projects. She is a skilled researcher motivated by opportunities to translate research to policies and interventions through the design, implementation, and evaluation of... more»
March 31, 2022
In our last newsletter, we shared the story of long-standing Share-Net International member, Igor Medvid, of HPLGBT in Kyiv, Ukraine.
In addition to Igor’s heartfelt message that we shared, we would like to share a call for donations to HPLGBT, who have limited financial resources.
Read Igor’s message here.
Donate to HPLGBT... more»
March 31, 2022
Excerpt from The Youth Coalition’s Menstrual Freedom Watchdog letter from the editors:
“For this edition of the watchdog, we wanted to focus on menstruation as a relevant SRHR topic. We opened a call for submissions, and were humbled by all the amazing work young people shared with us. In this publication, you will find their illustrations, paintings, articles, videos, poems and photographs. Each of these submissions contains a unique take on menstruation, and contributes to a... more»
March 10, 2022
Igor Medvid, of HPLGBT in Kyiv, Ukraine, a long-standing member of Share-Net International, shares the exact words we are all feeling about the war in Ukraine, it is ‘a dream you want to wake up from’. This unprecedented situation has shaken the world, we hope for imminent peace in Ukraine. We would also like to share Igor’s heartfelt message in the image below, and particularly acknowledge the Ukrainian LGBTQI+ community who face further intersections of marginalisation,... more»
February 3, 2022
Tot ons verdriet bereikte ons het bericht dat Aagje Papineau Salm is overleden. Wij wensen haar familie en geliefden veel sterkte met dit verlies. Als beleidsmedewerker gezondheid en later hoofd DSI bij het Ministerie van Buitenlandse zaken werkte ze nauw samen met het KIT op het gebied van Health Systems Strengthening, HIV/AIDS en Seksuele, Reproductieve Gezondheid en Rechten (SRGR). Aagje zette zich in om SRGR op de agenda te krijgen zowel in Nederland als ook internationaal. Zij benadrukte... more»
February 3, 2022
There needs to be better legislation against sexual harassment in the workplace. 36 organizations are advocating for this, including Kenniscentrum Rutgers and de Nederlandse Vrouwen Raad. They have launched a petitio to draw more attention to harassment in the workplace.
Read more about the petition HERE
Sign the petition HERE
You can read more about Share-Net Netherlands’ work on Gender-Based Violence... more»
January 6, 2022
This article was orginially published on OpenLearn by Dr Mathijs Lucassen (The Open University) and Dr Evelyn Callahan.
You can make a huge difference to the lives of LGBTQI+ youth by showing your support as an ally. You’ll be doing your bit to help someone thrive, rather than just survive. But while most people want to be allies, there can be confusion around how to go about it. This interactive, based on real life stories from LGBTQI+ young people, is here to help.
Launch the full... more»
December 27, 2021
Conducting queer health research as your MSc thesis? This is possible! The Treat it Queer Foundation is looking for one Masters student to investigate the effectiveness of a new educational tool we are developing for queer health advocacy.
After April 2022.
What is the Treat it Queer Foundation?
Read more about them here: www.treatitqueer.com or @treatitqueer
Are you interested or do you have further questions?
your motivation letter
your curriculum vitae
December 9, 2021
This piece was written by Gaia Zanaboni, our current intern who supported with the Linking Research, Policy and Practice Conference.
It was in July this year that I learned that I got the position of intern at Share-Net Netherlands. This made me so happy. As a 21 year-old queer woman, who has not even graduated yet, it is not easy to navigate the job market, but especially to find something that resonates with her passion and ambition. The internship summarised everything I was interested in:... more»
November 25, 2021
The government of Tanzania has lifted a ban on pregnant students and adolescent mothers from attending school, Education Minister Prof Joyce Ndalichako has told reporters.
The law which was originally passed in 2002 was reinforced by late President John Magufuli reinforced in 2017 barring pregnant girls from attending regular school.
Read the news here
November 11, 2021
In public health, evidence generated by research can form the basis of effective new laws, regulations and standards. For a variety of reasons, research evidence is often unable to reach policy-makers, regulators and practitioners. Findings from in-depth interviews with researchers from five public health projects in low- and middle-income countries provide insights into different strategies that facilitate collaboration and communication between stakeholders, including policy-makers and... more»
November 4, 2021
Are you a Share-Net member? Then we are excited to announce that the Share-Net International 2022 Knowledge Activation Grants are now open for applications!
All official members of Share-Net Netherlands are eligible to apply for the grant. The deadline for applications is 5th December, 2021.
CLICK HERE to find out more details on the opportunity.
Grants Information Webinar:
For potential applicants, Share-Net International (SNI) will organise a webinar on 8th November 2021, to... more»
November 4, 2021
COP26 is finally here! 🌏🎉
Want to know more about COP26 and how to get involved? Keep reading below! ⬇️
💭 What is COP26?
COP26 is the 2021 United Nations annual climate change conference. COP stands for Conference of the Parties. Parties are the signatories of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) – a treaty agreed in 1994 which has 197 Parties (196 countries and the EU). The 2021 conference, hosted by the UK, together with partners Italy, in... more»
October 18, 2021
Share-Net International is looking for a collective of young students, artists or researchers who would be interested in developing a creative knowledge product highlighting the main outputs from our 10-year anniversary of the conference on “Linking Research, Policy and Practice” which will take place on the 18th of November 2021, with eight (8) presentation sessions running throughout the day between 9.00 and 16.15 GMT+1.
The event spotlights the research findings from young researchers... more»
October 1, 2021
Apply and join Utrecht University on their online Global Health Writing Retreat!
This retreat will offer participants the opportunity to join various online workshops to improve their academic writing and communication skills and meet other global health PhD candidates and early career researchers.
Eleven online half-day workshops are aimed to improve academic skills, relevant for early career researchers, PhD candidates, and postdocs. Over the course of three weeks, experts and senior... more»
September 28, 2021
Throughout the world, barriers continue to undermine access to safe and legal abortion care. By disproportionately harming low-income and marginalized communities, these laws and policies exacerbate social inequality. Today, on September 28th, 2021, Share-Net Netherlands joins the worldwide demand to remove all laws and policies restricting the right to safe abortion.
This overview provides you with more information about some of Share-Net Netherlands members’ and partners’ efforts... more»
September 23, 2021
Not Your Usual Subjects brings you fresh and unheard youth voices and perspectives on the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on longstanding sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) issues through a six part youth-led podcast series. They will dive deep into important yet under-reported themes (sexual pleasure; SRHR and disability; self-managed abortion; Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Expression (SOGIE) rights and violence; SRHR in humanitarian settings; sex work).