IPPF and Rutgers coordinate the first-ever SRHR pre-conference at AIDS2018

Dutch SRHR

The International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) and Rutgers are leading the coordination of the first-ever pre-conference focussed on sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) ahead of the 22nd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2018) in Amsterdam this year.

With the Netherlands, a long-standing champion and supporter of SRHR, AIDS 2018 provides the perfect opportunity to help guarantee the health, rights, and general well-being of all people, including women and girls, people living with HIV, and key populations. While poor sexual and reproductive health and HIV share common root causes, the respective responses to HIV and to SRHR remain largely unaligned and uncoordinated. Now more than ever there is a need for joint action, but this need remains under-appreciated, inadequately resourced, and insufficiently leveraged for the greater good.

The one-day pre-conference on 21 July 2018 will be organized for up to 100 participants and aims to create a vibrant and inclusive platform on which to:

  • Foster thematic learning and networking focused on this integration
  • Facilitate global connections
  • Further unite HIV and SRHR responses to achieve the ambitious targets set within the Sustainable Development Goals – including lessons learned on the impact of the Global Gag Rule

You can download the Pre-Conference Roadmap.