At the 2016 EuroNGOs Annual General Meeting (AGM) Ton Coenen was elected chair. EuroNGOs is the European network of organisations working in the field of sexual and reproductive health and rights.
I firmly believe that only through collaboration and solidarity can we rise to the challenges of our time.Ton CoenenChair EuroNGOs & Executive director Rutgers
Coenen: "The period until July 2017 will be a crucial period for our gender and SRHR community as Sustainable Development Goal 3 (Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages) and SDG Goal 5 (Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls), are to be reviewed in depth by the High Level Political Forum. A number of European Counties have also put themselves forward to submit Voluntary National Reviews.
"As a community we must ensure that we are capitalising on the new SDG framework and pushing for SRHR related issues to be successfully integrated into all relevant areas of policy and programmes. So let’s make sure we make 2017 our success!", says Coenen.