News and press releases

  • 11 August 2014 |

    About 150 young SRHR leaders from 19 cities across Pakistan participated in the two-day ‘Youth Ask Leadership Conclave 2014’, organized by Rutgers WPF Pakistan. The event allows young people to become the face of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) initiatives at national and international events.

  • 07 August 2014 |

    Mrs Andrée van Es has been appointed chair of our Supervisory Board as of July 2014. Mrs Van Es used to be a politician for the Green Party and councillor of the city of Amsterdam. She succeeds Bert Koenders, who is head of the UN Peace Mission in Mali. We have also welcomed a new member of the Supervisory Board: Laurent de Vries. Both Andrée van Es and Laurent de Vries have been appointed for 3 years.

  • 07 August 2014 |

    Do you agree it is important that you are able to make decisions about your own body? Whether you want to have children, and how many? Whether you use contraception, and which kind? Who you share your life with? And how you shape your own future? Please, sign the petition ‘I Decide’, preferably before 22 September 2014.

  • 04 August 2014 |

    NAIROBI, Kenya — A Ugandan court struck down a punitive anti-gay law on Friday August 1  that has strained Uganda’s relations with the West, but the court ruled on narrow technical grounds, preserving the possibility that the measure could be revived.

  • 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 their 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 |

    Burundi is in the process of developing a national module for sexuality education for youth and adolescents. To learn more about how to implement comprehensive sexuality education (CSE), a delegation from Burundi – young people, UN officials, government and civil society representatives - went to Kenya in July 2014.

  • 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.