On May 15-16, 2017 international conference “Sexual education: lessons and prospects for WHO European Region” was held in Berlin. The event was attended by representatives of ministries and NGO experts from 38 countries of Europe and Central Asia. Conference was organized by Federal Agency for Health Education in accordance with the recently approved “Action Plan for the Protection of Sexual & Reproductive Health: To Achieve Sustainable Development Goals in Europe by 2030 – Without Leaving Anyone Out of Attention”.
Ukraine was represented by Tatiana Slobodian, project coordinator of the International Federation of Planned Parenthood (IPPF) in Ukraine, Iryna Skorbun – monitoring and evaluation expert of the Woman Health & Family Planning Charity Foundation, and Angelina Sardaryan – young leader, representative of “Teenergizer” Association of Teenagers & Youth.
During one of the conference thematic sessions Iryna Skorbun presented “The Right to Love” training program designed for people with mental disabilities, which was highly appreciated by experts from other countries. In addition, the conference provided an opportunity to build the network and strengthen partnership with key experts in sexual education area, including representatives of the WHO European Office, UNESCO Institute for Information Technologies in Education and other organizations.