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In January 2011, Rutgers Nisso Groep and the World Population Foundation merged to form Rutgers. Rutgers is dedicated to promoting sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) in the Netherlands and worldwide. The organization is a non-grant-receiving full Member Association of IPPF.
The 3 fundamental principles underpinning Rutgers's work are the promotion of equal sexual treatment, the protection and improvement of SRHR, and the emancipation of specific vulnerable groups, or groups with particular sexual and reproductive health (SRH) needs.
Pro Familia is the country’s leading sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) organization. It delivers a range of SRH services through 182 clinics, including counselling in fertility regulation, interpersonal relationships, sexuality and violence, sexuality and disability, and women’s health issues.
Pro Familia is active in sex education nationwide (particularly for young people and marginalized groups), and it trains SRH professionals.
The Cyprus Family Planning Association (CFPA) was founded in 1971 and became an IPPF Member Association in 1972. It runs a family planning clinic in Nicosia, providing a range of services, including HIV and AIDS testing. The facility draws on the help of a number of volunteer gynaecologists. Hundreds of young people provide peer group counselling, and also run a telephone helpline and workshops on sex education and sexuality awareness on a voluntary basis.
Vassilis is an openly gay man from Cyprus, where he volunteered and worked for the Cyprus Family Planning Association (CFPA). Conservative values have a significant influence over public opinion in Cyprus when it comes to LGBTI rights. Vassilis is an intern at the IPPF European Network office.
Calls for coherent policies on sexual and reproductive health and rights
A new report analysing contraceptive access across Europe reveals serious differences between countries in how they approach access to contraceptive choice.
'The Barometer of Women’s Access to Modern Contraceptive Choice in 10 EU Countries' was developed by the International Planned Parenthood Federation European Network (IPPF EN).