Openspace

The final hours of the conference were devoted to a series of Open Space discussions, intended to encourage a free exchange of ideas on how to promote sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) in the upcoming negotiations. Delegates were told they could propose any workshop they thought would address the question at hand: How can we ensure that SRHR, with particular emphasis on young people, is part of the emerging development framework? The remaining delegates were encouraged to walk from workshop to workshop and settle in the space where they were best able to learn or contribute. Workshops were offered among others on the role of the EU in upcoming negotiations, how to prevent SRHR from becoming a bargaining chip, financing SRHR, and improving communication on SRHR at the regional, national and international level.