Sex under the age of 25 is a large representative study of Dutch adolescents’ sexual health with a participatory action approach, which Rutgers conducted in 2012. In 2005, a comparable study was carried out.
It is not easy to break away from gender norms, but it is not impossible. Listen to the reflections of the couple Sulaeman and Indah Lestari, as they look back on their journey in co-creating a household that is based on partnership and mutual respect.
The MenCare+ programme aimed to engage men as equitable partners in maternal, newborn and child health, sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), caregiving, and violence prevention in Brazil, Indonesia, Rwanda and South Africa. This brochure contains a full detailed description of MenCare+ such as the programme objectives and used approach, programme components and interventions, and the Theory of Change.
This brochure gives a detailed overview of the MenCare+ interventions to engage men and boys in gender equality, violence prevention and in SRHR and MNCH, which have been implemented within the targeted communities.
This MenCare+ brochure focuses on the importance of gender-transformative approaches in relation to sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) and well-being of women and girls, men and boys. This brochure ends with clear policy recommendations.
The MenCare+ programme aimed to engage men as equitable partners in maternal, newborn and child health, sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), caregiving, and violence prevention in Brazil, Indonesia, Rwanda and South Africa. This sheet gives an overview of the key findings of the MenCare+ programme across all four countries.
This brochure gives a detailed description of the benefits and added value of implementing multiple interventions to engage men and boys in gender equality, violence prevention and in SRHR and MNCH within a single, comprehensive program.
The exhibition highlights the importance of better sexual health and rights for young people. You can visit the ' Photovoice' exhibition from September 4 - October 8th in the hall of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in The Hague.
In 2014 Rutgers started working with Photovoice as an innovative method to measure the impact of our work on people’s sexual and reproductive health and rights. Originally envisioned to be a good way to monitor and evaluate what people have learned, Photovoice is also a way to achieve change: helping people to form their own opinion about sexual and reproductive issues.
Rutgers has been working for a few years now with Photovoice as an innovative method to measure the impact of our work on people’s sexual and reproductive health and rights. Recently, we developed the faciliator’s guide to inspire other international NGOs to use this method. The Guide helps to prepare, organise and facilitate a Photovoice training in low, middle and high-income countries for a variety of goals.
Rutgers utilise Photovoice comme une méthode innovatrice pour mesurer l’impact de notre travail sur les droits en matière de santé sexuelle et reproductive. Photovoice donne aux individus l’opportunité de s’exprimer, de générer des données pour des recherches, du plaidoyer au des communications. Ceci peut éventuellement être utilisé pour atteindre des acteurs clés et catalyser un changement positive.
AMSTERDAM – The Dutch Postcode Lottery has donated € 11,9 million euro from its Dream Fund to Rutgers and its American partner DKT International for the worldwide reduction of unsafe abortions. The Postcode Lottery made this known during the ‘Goed Geld Gala’ in Amsterdam last night. The programme ‘She Makes Her Safe Choice’ will start in Kenya and Ethiopia providing information about contraception and safe abortion and will make safe abortion methods available. It is the first time that Rutgers has received such a large amount to improve access to safe abortion.
My World and My Life (MWML) is an interactive Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) programme with a human rights perspective for primary schools. It targets young people in the age bracket of 9-14 years old
It’s one of the busiest periods for international Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights advocates. In a few weeks time, 13-17 April 2015, the 48th session of the United Nations Commission on Population and Development will take place in New York. Rutgers is intensely involved in this conference. This year with advocate Merel Heilmann in the Dutch government delegation, Yvonne Bogaarts and advocate Rineke van Dam supporting more than 15 partners from Africa, Asia and the Arab region to influence the outcome of the conference. To follow the activities of Merel, Yvonne, Rineke and all the partners in the coming weeks, you better know what’s at stake…
3- 6 November, the 3rd International Conference on Women’s Shelters took place in The Hague. More than a thousand delegates from across the globe gathered to share experiences, increase awareness, and exchange effective approaches for improving safety and support to survivors, and ultimately, ending violence against women and children. 4 members of the MenEngage Europe Alliance who attended the conference were inspired, but an important question remained: Why did so few men attend the conference while most of the violence is perpetrated by men enacting false notions of manhood, power and control? This blog is an open invitiation for further dialogue.
The Worlds Starts With Me (WSWM) combines sexuality education with learning IT skills. This comprehensive programme helps young people to address sensitive issues around love, sexuality and relations. The issues vary from the development of their bodies to pregnancy, contraceptives, HIV and sexual abuse.
On this blog, Kelvin Mokaya reflects on the journey his advocacy work had taken him: from his hometown in Kenya to the UN High-level Political Forum 2016 in New York. Kelvin is currently at New York advocating for meaningful youth participation to make sure that young people reap the full benefits of the SDGs.
Between 8-11 September 2016, Rachel Ploem will be representing Rutgers at the 13th AWID International Forum in Brazil, titled "Feminist Futures: Building Collective Power for Rights and Justice." In her blog, Rachel speaks of her excitement to engage in this global initiative of intersectional learning and exchange: an important step in realising an all-gender inclusive women's rights agenda.
The chances of knowing someone who had experienced sexual violence are high if you live in a small country such as Honduras. Few laws protect our girls and women, and current events show increased levels of impunity that are likely to undermine our rights.