Name of the activity: Summer School Reproductive Health & Rights

Country/NMO: Belgium (BeMSA)

Program: Realizing Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

Contact information: [email protected]

Type of the activity: Education. Education on health issues for specific societal groups, either in the form of projects (set of tasks for a certain group over a fixed period of time), events (something notable that happens) or conferences (form meeting about ideas related to a particular topic, usually over several days).

General description:

Worldwide, reproductive health is an important topic within the actual context of

globalization. The Summer School ‘Reproductive Health and Right’ aims to play a

leading role in bringing attention to this subject on an international level, which is

heavily neglected in the current medical education and training.

Objectives:

• Further close collaboration and encourage the intercultural discussion and exchange

of information, with respect to other’s beliefs and grounds

• Emphasizing the internationally recognized Sustainable Development Goals and the

Universal Declaration of Human Rights

• Promotion of an insufficiently covered but highly relevant subject within present

society

• Training in multidisciplinary consideration of health

Focus area:

Comprehensive Sexuality Education

Problem statement:

Worldwide, reproductive health is an important topic within the

actual context of human rights. There are vast differences between nations and cultures

regarding reproductive health. Some well-known examples are planned parenthood,

abortion, circumcision, maternal leave and many more. As there are many perspectives

on these problems, it is difficult to fully understand them. This understanding is

required if we want to act on these existing problems accordingly.

Target groups:

Medical students, Healthcare Students, Other Students, Doctors, Other health professionals

Beneficiaries:

General population, Doctors, Other health professionals, Children, Women

Objectives and indicators of success:

• Further close collaboration and encourage the intercultural discussion and exchange

of information, with respect to other’s beliefs and grounds

• Emphasizing the internationally recognized Sustainable Development Goals and the

Universal Declaration of Human Rights

• Promotion of an insufficiently covered but highly relevant subject within present

society

• Training in multidisciplinary consideration of health

• Create a social context in which both Belgian and foreign students are offered a chance

to discover Belgium and get to know each other in an informal way

Methodology:

• By offering an easy accessible all-included experience in which an educational and

social program are included, as well as food and accommodation.

• By providing scientific based courses, brought by experts in their field of study. Most relevant health concerns in relation to migration are highlighted in a structure of 5 themes throughout the Summer School.

• Students will participate actively by ‘blended learning’: resolve a case study, visit an

abortion clinic, discussion in a world café, prepare and bring a short presentation

concerning a discussed subject and interactive classes.

• Create an informal atmosphere by means of a social program to boost interaction

between the international company of students. E.g.: visit to Bruges, International

Cooking Event, sports activities, eating together and more.

Plans for evaluation:

There is a permanent evaluation, which requires constant active participation during the whole program. At the end of the course the participants are required to give a short presentation of their case studies which will be evaluated by a divers panel and the other participants.