Data collection, analysis and reporting is often done by in-country research teams, with young people participating as co-researchers. Rutgers provides training and support throughout the research process.
We lead programmes in which research is central. On others, we serve as a technical partner on research around comprehensive sexuality education, sexual and reproductive health and rights, gender-based violence, safe abortion, LGBTQI+ rights, addressing harmful social norms, gender-transformative approaches and meaningful and inclusive youth participation.
What we research
Rutgers undertakes research into social, psychological and political processes relevant to sexual reproductive health and rights. We investigate sexual and reproductive behaviour and attitudes and their causes and the sexual health needs of particular groups. In the Netherlands, Rutgers collects unique data on the sexual health of the population.