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Sex, relationships and having children are a source of happiness. But only if they are consensual, safe and pleasant. We achieve progress in the Netherlands and beyond, in partnership with our national and international network. Read all about our achievements in our annual overview.

Annual report 2018

In 2018, Rutgers had a very successful year with many highlights. We invite you to learn about our results and challenges in the Annual Report of 2018. 

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We won the Dutch Postcode Lottery Dreamfund of 11.9 million euro for our programme on safe abortion 'She makes her Safe Choice'. 

Mid-term reviews of our three largest international programmes GUSO, Right Here Right Now, and Prevention+ indicate that all three are relevant and well on track. Get Up Speak Out reached 400,000 young people with sex education and 5,5 million with services. 7,000 educators were trained. Prevention+ reached 9 million people and 4,500 religious leaders and other role models.12,200 professionals were trained. And Right Here Right Now created successful platforms in 10 countries and one region to advocate for sexuality education, LGBTI-issues and safe abortion. 

In the Netherlands, we organized a successful action week a year since the start of #MeToo. The ‘Are you Okay’ campaign reached 156,000 young people through social media. We had a very lively debate on the need to focus more on prevention of sexual violence which was picked up by a lot of national media. It led to the further discussion with a Minister and a State Secretary. We are pushing for a pro-active strategy and investments on preventionof sexual violence.

In 2018 we reached 1,9 million young Dutch people through the website Sense.info, together with Soa Aids Nederland and RIVM. We reached 86,000 professionals through online support. We started a new programme on the prevention of gender-based violence. 

And, unfortunately, the pushback on civil society by the Pakistan government has led to closure of our Pakistan country office.

There are many challenges ahead of us in the Netherlands, in the 17 countries in which we work and also worldwide. Together with national and international partners, we will tackle these challenges!

Read the Annual report 2018.

 

Annual report 2017 

2017 was a year with a great deal of issues on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights being  discussed in the public domain: Women’s Marches all over the world after the installation of President Trump, the #MeToo movement on sexual harassment and sexual violence, the new government in the Netherlands immediately withdrawing a proposed law to make medical abortion accessible through the general practitioner, an extra investment of € 53 million in unplanned pregnancies in the Netherlands.

Rutgers also celebrated its 50th Anniversary – by organising an event with many of our partners. We were very honoured that His Majesty the King attended and that he took part in an intergenerational discussion on sexuality education. 
He also participated in discussions with some of our partners involved in local work in the Netherlands, research and international work. 
Rutgers is 50 years young – we are alive and kicking. And there are many challenges ahead in the Netherlands, in our 17 countries and globally. We will take on these challenges together with our many partners!

Please read our annual rapport 2017 for more details.

Overview 2016

Take a look at our online overview 2016. In this online magazine we show you the most important results and progress of last year.  

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Read our official annual report 2016

Overview 2015

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Read our official annual report 2015

Every year Rutgers reports to its donors. Please, browse through our official Annual Report 2015 below. It includes the financial statements of 2015.

Download the Annual Report 2015 (8 MB)

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