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Working with like-minded organisations strengthens everything we do – advocacy, programming and research. Rutgers forms alliances in the Netherlands, Europe and beyond to pursue our goals. In other countries we work with local organisations to deliver programmes in partnerships. And we join or form international networks to promote our global advocacy. These are some examples of our alliances.

A major alliance for sexual health

The Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Alliance is a consortium of five Dutch NGOs with complementary expertise and a shared goal.

Amref Flying Doctors, CHOICE for Youth and Sexuality, dance4life, Simavi and Rutgers currently deliver Unite for Body Rights! in nine countries.

The Alliance’s first programme supports 52 partner organisations to improve the sexual and reproductive health and rights of young people, women and marginalised groups in Asia and Africa.


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Joint action for female condoms

After years of succesfully doing this joint action, we unfortunately we had to end this in 2018. The Universal Access to Female Condoms (UAFC) Joint Programme was a partnership of four Dutch organizations. They supported broad coalitions in Cameroon and Nigeria to increase access to female condoms. Rutgers’s partners all bring important strengths to the programme: Rutgers underpinned local and international advocacy; Oxfam Novib has great experience managing work and partnering with civil society in 20 countries; i+solutions has expertise in supply chain management; and the Netherlands’ Ministry of Foreign Affairs delivers great political clout and contacts at all levels as well as the majority of the funding.  

Countdown 2030 Europe

Rutgers is one of ten core partners in Countdown 2030 Europe, a consortium of European NGOs working on sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) in developing countries. In European countries and with the EU Institutions, the consortium holds donors accountable for their policy and funding commitments to achieve universal access to reproductive health and address the unmet need for family planning. One of the activities of Countdown 2030 Europe is tracking of European donor policies and funding for family planning and reproductive health in developing countries. Despite the global backlash against SRHR and an increasing anti-women’s rights sentiment entering European decision-making spaces, the past year saw financial and political commitments of European donors being solidified. SRH/FP funding largely remained protected, even where cuts to Official Development Assistance were made (check the fact sheet). You can find the latest information concerning The Netherlands here.


EuroNGOs is a European network of non-governmental organisations that cooperate in the field of sexual and reproductive health and rights, population and development. By participating in EuroNGOs Rutgers can monitor policy developments and network with like-minded organisations.

International Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Coalition (ISRRC) 

As part of the ISRRC, Rutgers takes a leading role in the advocacy ahead of the annual sessions of the UN Commission on Population and Development (CPD). In 2012 the ISRRC planned and delivered a successful strategy for the CPD session on youth and adolescents. Read the interview with an advocate of Rutgers.

Youth Sexual Aggression and Victimization - Y-SAV

Y-SAV promotes an integrated and collaborative approach to advocacy and research on youth sexual aggression in the EU’s 27 countries. Y-SAV is a collaborative project coordinated by Rutgers, together with partners in Germany (Department of Psychology, University of Potsdam), Sweden (Faculty of Law, Stockholm University), Lithuania (MTVC – Training, Research and Development Centre), Greece (Department of Social Work of the Technological Educational Institute of Crete), and YouAct Europe.

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