Rutgers works with people and groups who provide young people with information, education, services and support – including parents, health workers, schools, community members and leaders, government representatives.
We have partnerships with the LGBTQI+ community and the women’s rights movement and work closely with HIV and AIDS and reproductive health organisations.
We combine work on the ground with advocacy, research and social support. We work nationally and internationally, supporting young people to empower themselves through education, improving access to information and services and seeking to build supportive communities and societies.
Engaging with young people, speaking their language and connecting with their interests is paramount. Rutgers works with young people to run projects and training courses, create resources and do research. More on Youth participation
Rutgers has many partnerships in the Netherlands and globally and with networks, from community to governments. We invest time and commitment into these relationships. We focus on the needs of our partners, learning together and from each other. More on Alliance building
Rutgers conducts and learns from scientific research and is always reflecting on what works well and what does not. We put research into practice to shape new programmes. We use it to provide evidence which drives our advocacy and helps bring change. More on Research
Rutgers works from communities to governments to promote values, policies and legislation supporting young people’s sexuality. These should be based on human rights and guarantee freedom of choice. But our advocacy is not just about political change – it’s also about building a social movement. More on Advocacy