What we do
Rutgers works to improve the sexual and reproductive health and rights of young people. We work on sexuality education and information, access to contraception and safe abortion and the prevention of sexual and gender-based violence.
How we work
We want young people to be free to enjoy their sexuality and relationships, while respecting the rights of others in an inclusive society. Our mission is to connect, support and engage with young people and those around them to make this a reality.
“We believe young people should play the principal role in their own empowerment”
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.