Rutgers WPF is a renowned centre of expertise on sexual and reproductive health and rights. Its activities are mainly carried out in the Netherlands, Africa, Asia and South America. Its aim is to improve sexual and reproductive health and rights throughout the world. Rutgers WPF supports partner organisations and professionals in their work, increasing their expertise on sexuality.
News and press releases
- 17 May 2013 | Today, May 17, is International Day against homophobia & transphobia. Homophobia and Transphobia have great impact on the lives of many lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transgenders (LGBT), and their sexual health.
- 22 April 2013 | The 46th session of the (UN) Commission on Population and Development (CPD) is taking place in New York from 22-26 April 2013. Hilde Kroes, advocacy officer at Rutgers WPF is part of the Dutch delegation as advisor sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR).
- 22 April 2013 | On 22 April 2013 the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) will present a manifesto as a new framework for sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) in 2020.
- 31 March 2013 | An event marking the successful completion of an educational project that teaches young girls about personal and social development was held here.
- 28 March 2013 | Islamabad - The Rutgers World Population Foundation (WPF) has announced media excellence awards to acknowledge the commendable efforts of Pakistani journalists in advocating various stakeholders against the harmful consequences of child marriages, particularly in Sindh.
- 27 March 2013 | Nigeria is – as well as Cameroon and Mozambique – one of the countries where the female condom programme is being implemented. At the end of 2012, among others, two members of the UAFC Joint Programme visited the country in order to generate publicity for the programme. The result was seven interviews, for example for the popular radio stations Voice of Nigeria, and Raypower.
- 27 March 2013 | Everyone benefits when men are more involved as fathers and caring partners. The children feel better, relationships become more equal and a positive effect on everyone’s health is noted. This is the thought behind the programme MenCare+, Engaging men in a 4-country initiative, carried out by Rutgers WPF in cooperation with Promundo, Sonke, Mosaic, and RWAMREC.
- 27 March 2013 | Young people from 7 developing countries will receive, among others things, sexual education, access to safe abortion and voluntary HIV testing, and attention will be given to the prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV. As well as this, more than 20 million contraceptives will be distributed among the target group. Rutgers WPF and 7 alliance organisations will make this possible with a subsidy of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
- 27 March 2013 | Warwickshire County Council is going to introduce the teaching package 'Relationships and Sexual Health Education' into the region of Birmingham (UK). The teaching package that was developed by Rutgers WPF has been adapted to the local British situation and translated into English.
- 27 March 2013 | Seven countries in Africa and Asia already use the World Starts With Me (WSWM), our interactive computer-based comprehensive sexuality education programme. Now Ghana has started the programme too. From May to August this year 8 schools have started a pilot with a preliminary version for Ghana. The experiences of the pilot have been used in order to make the final Ghanaian WSWM version.