PETRI Sofia organizes anti-discrimination events

“I have a dream that my four children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.”

Martin Luther King


This iconic quote is part of the legendary “I have  a […]

By | 2019-03-12T17:00:09+00:00 March 12th, 2019|Categories: article, Burning Issues|0 Comments

Leave no one behind- innovating to go beyond inclusion

Regional youth hackathon: “Leave no one behind- innovating to go beyond inclusion” organized by UNFPA Eastern Europe and Central Asia   took part   in   Istanbul, Turkey,  on 10-12 of December.

Yulia Andzekarska ( Youth Coordinator at NCPHA  PETRI-Sofia) and Nino Chitishvili ( Fellow at […]

By | 2018-12-14T15:27:02+00:00 December 14th, 2018|Categories: Burning Issues|0 Comments

SDGs- Small Smurfs Big Goals

What are  SDGs?

17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are urgent call for action by all countries – developed and developing- in a global partnership. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all United Nations member states in 2015, provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the […]

By | 2018-11-14T15:23:52+00:00 November 14th, 2018|Categories: Burning Issues|0 Comments

Sexuality Education in Austria

Sexuality Education in Austria is comprehensive and supported by the government through a strong policy. It is part of the obligatory educational programme, which starts in primary school (around the age of 10) and ends in secondary school.

Implementation of Sexuality Education

In Austria Sexuality Education is integrated into different subjects. In […]

By | 2018-10-25T10:37:55+00:00 October 25th, 2018|Categories: Burning Issues|0 Comments

Interview with Marina Pisklakova-Parker, founder of ANNA; the National Center for the Prevention of Violence, Russia.

1.ANNA aims to include local communities in its initiatives to prevent violence against women. Can you talk about what this involvement looks like? 

There are several levels of involvement. At this stage educational campaign to promote women’s rights and reduce violence against women operates at two levels: (a) societal and (b) […]

By | 2018-05-19T22:51:44+00:00 October 9th, 2017|Categories: Burning Issues|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

What it means to face charges for Gay Propaganda in Russia – In Conversation with Evdokia Romanova



On the 26th of July, 2017, Russian human rights defender and SRHR activist, Evdokia Romanova, received a phone call from a police officer who asked her to come to her local police station in Samara to submit a witness testimony. Evdokia did not recognise the name of the person for […]

5 Top Tips to Use the Frame of Family in SRHR Advocacy


Based on the guide
Using family as a frame in social justice activism: A guide for activists and funders in Europe


Available free from



The debate on family has been filled by conservative culture warriors, fetishizing a fictional time when a family was understood as a male […]

By | 2018-05-19T22:52:47+00:00 September 15th, 2017|Categories: Burning Issues|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Top Tips for Advocates Working on Emergency Contraception









By Melissa Garcia, Technical Adviser,

International Consortium for Emergency Contraception

Cristina Puig Borrás, Coordinator,

European Consortium for Emergency Contraception



There is the growing recognition that as agents of change, adolescents […]

By | 2018-05-19T22:52:52+00:00 September 15th, 2017|Categories: Burning Issues|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

REALITIES ON THE GROUND Interview with a Turkish LGBTQI+ Activist

Following the third consecutive banning of the Istanbul Pride Parade, and the subsequent use of tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse those who defied the ban and continued to march, we decided to speak to Ritsa, a young LGBTQI+ activist living in Istanbul, who is only too aware of […]

By | 2018-05-19T22:53:02+00:00 September 8th, 2017|Categories: Burning Issues|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments