News and press releases

  • 25 July 2014 |

    In the fight against HIV many lives have been lost. After every passing, the work of HIV activists and researchers to stop new HIV infections and end needless AIDS related deaths continues with more vigour. At the International AIDS Conference AIDS2014 in Melbourne, the HIV movement continued work, spurred on by the spirit of all those lost in the last two years since the last IAC, including the activists and researchers who fell victim to the MH17 disaster.

  • 21 July 2014 |

    Our Annual Report, Rutgers Magazine 2013, is now online. It is full of inspiring personal stories how people – young and old – in the Netherlands and in wider Europe, Africa and Asia, have been able to change their lives using the comprehensive programmes of Rutgers WPF.

  • 18 July 2014 |

    On July 17 a flight MH17 from Malaysia Airlines departing from Amsterdam for Kuala Lumpur crashed in Ukraine. Rutgers WPF is shocked and saddened by the disaster. Amongst the victims are a group of Dutch and international HIV experts, activists and colleagues from the field of sexual and reproductive health on their way to AIDS2014, the International AIDS Conference in Melbourne. 

  • 17 July 2014 |

    In 2013 Rutgers WPF closed its office in Vietnam and handed its activities to the Sexual Rights Alliance of Vietnam. During thirteen years in the country we were able to support tens of thousands young people to improve their sexual and reproductive health and rights.

  • 16 July 2014 |

    A delegation from Burundi is in Nairobi to learn from their Kenian colleagues about comprehensive sexuality education and how it can best be taught in secondary schools. From 15 to 18 July a group of young people and government and civil society representatives from Burundi are in Nairobi to visit the Centre for the Study of Adolescence (CSA). This Rutgers WPF partner organisation is implementing the comprehensive sexuality education programme the World Starts with Me (WSWM) in schools in Kenya.

  • 14 July 2014 |

    Providing girls and women universal access to affordable female condoms will not only prevent them from contracting STI’s and unintended pregnancies, but also improve their position by giving them control over their own body.

  • 11 July 2014 |

    It will not be much longer before we know how the international community thinks the world should change, and how much we will support each other to do this.

  • 10 July 2014 |

    Rutgers WPF is currently seeking a MANAGER INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMMES for the International Programmes Department (36-hour week). Furthermore, we are seeking a INTERIM MANAGER INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMMES for the International Programmes Department (24-36 hour week)(approximately from August-November 2014).

  • 09 July 2014 |

    “I learned a lot from The World Starts With Me but most importantly I learned about puberty and body changes,” says Hayat, a 15-year-old girl from Jimma in Ethiopia. “I now understand my body better and feel more relaxed and confident.” She is one of twenty young people in West Ethiopia we asked to explain what the programme The World Starts With Me means to them. How has comprehensive sexuality education changed their lives? 

  • 07 July 2014 |

    Important progress has been booked in getting life skills and sexuality education to young and vulnerable people in Indonesia, Pakistan and Uganda. Supporting young people to understand these issues contributes to improved sexual and reproductive health and gender equality.