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SRHR policy research – achievements and challenges is a side event organised by the Academic Network for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) Policy (ANSER) and will be held on 3 April 2019.

ANSER aims to become a global resource for SRHR policy research, education and service delivery. It has established an international platform for research on SRHR policy related topics; by developing a portfolio of education and training programmes on SRHR policy; and by fostering interaction between SRHR researchers and policy makers.


The goal of the ANSER side event, organised during Rīga Stradiņš University Science Week, is to share and discuss the examples of successful SRHR research projects and to define existing SRHR research priorities in Latvia and other countries. The interdisciplinary approach, uniting researchers with public health specialists, health professionals, social workers, lawyers, public relations specialists, non-governmental organisations and many others is essential in the further improvement of SRHR in Latvia, Europe and beyond.


Moderators: Gunta Lazdāne, Dace Rezeberga, RSU

  • Introduction of ANSER – Olivier Degomme (video), Ghent University, Belgium – 20 minutes
  • SRHR policy research and collaboration with professionals – with special focus on professionalism, norms and social values in human reproduction – Birgitta Essen, Uppsala University, Sweden – 20 minutes + 5 minutes for questions
  • For the benefit of us all: lessons learned from setting up sexual assault care centres in close collaboration with policy makers – Ines Keygnaert, Ghent University, Belgium – 20 minutes + 5 minutes for questions
  • Community and SRHR research – Diane Cooper, University of Cape, South Africa – 20 minutes + 5 minutes for questions
  • SRHR research in collaboration with UN agencies – Gunta Lazdāne, RSU, Latvia – 20 minutes + 5 minutes for questions
  • Discussion and information on future SRHR research projects – 30 minutes

Join us at the ANSER side event!


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