This grant will enable Rutgers to support sexual and reproductive health and rights organizations in Lebanon, Tunisia, and Morocco. The organization plans to identify partners in these countries and help them to develop effective national and regional advocacy strategies, holding their governments accountable for implementing the Sustainable Development Goals. In addition, Rutgers plans to help their partners develop a fundraising strategy.
About the Grantee
Arthur van Schendelstraat 696, Utrecht, Netherlands
Grants to this Grantee
for support of the YIELD Hub for youth engagement in SRHR
This grant to Stichting Rutgers will support the new YIELD Cross-Stakeholder Action Learning Hub, a field-building entity working toward mainstreaming young people's participation in global sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) organizations and programming. This grant is aligned with the Global Reproductive Equity strategy outcome aimed at solutions to mitigate inequity in access to and use of contraception and abortion care. The Hub aims to utilize collective action learning to overcome persistent barriers to youth partnership in SRHR and to establish itself as a practical, accessible, inclusive resource to the field.
for support of international sexual and reproductive health and rights advocacy
In 2010, the World Population Foundation merged with Rutgers Nisso Groep, a Dutch expert center on sexuality, to create Rutgers WPF. The combined entity brings together strong research and advocacy capabilities, as well as established brands in both the Netherlands and in the international arena. A major focus of the international advocacy team during the grant period will be to ensure that sexual rights and reproductive health priorities are included in the post-2015 development goals. In pursuit of this objective, Rutgers WPF plans to target the Dutch and other supportive European governments as well as key G77 countries such as Kenya and Ghana to take a leadership role in advocating for sexual rights and reproductive health.