Young people are the future leaders of Indonesia and since 1/5 from total of Indonesia’s population consists of young people, we believe that involving them meaningfully will make a difference.Country representative Indonesian office
In the world’s largest Muslim country where the distribution of free condoms incites immediate protest, but four out of ten brides are under-age, better information on sexual and reproductive health and rights is a necessity. Rutgers Indonesia does this through our office in Jakarta.
Cooperation is the key to small breakthroughs in Indonesia. With almost 290 million inhabitants spread over thousands of islands, it is essential to create alliances to work with people in sometimes hard to reach places.
Under the name of ‘Aliansi Satu Visi’ (One Vision Alliance), Rutgers and partners, is trying to combat taboos relating to sexual rights and to encourage the government to implement policy that safeguards Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights.
The One Vision Alliance also supports young people by providing information about relationships and sexuality and offering help to victims of sexual violence.
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Rutgers worked in Pakistan until 2018. We focused on young people by promoting life skills based education and youth friendly health services in our youth policies. Through advocacy and campaigns we provided information hoping to change the behaviour of young people, parents, teachers, journalists, politicians and other facets of society towards the needs of young people.
Rutgers worked in Vietnam for almost two decades until 2013. As Vietnam developed to a middle income country, the country was no longer eligible to be supported to improve sexual and reproductive health and rights.