Working on SRHR in Times of Opposition


Short summary

SRHR and gender equality are under increasing pressure worldwide. Rutgers can support in finding ways to work on SRHR in a context affected by opposition and in strategizing how to be prepared for and respond to possible opposition. We can support through e.g. sharing learnings, connect you to relevant resource persons or (co-)facilitate a workshop.

What capacity strengthening support can we provide on this topic? 

Rutgers can provide support in jointly exploring approaches that limit the effects of the tactics and strategies of those opposing SRHR. We can further facilitate reflection, learning and/or joint strategizing on which approaches would be useful to use or strengthen in your specific context. 

What could the CS look like? 

Rutgers can provide support in a number of ways:  

  • Organise linking & learning on this topic 
  • By sharing our facilitator guide and/ or other materials with the facilitators/organizers of a CS activity;  
  • Co-facilitate a workshop;  
  • By providing support/ advice from a distance; 
  • Contributing to a workshop or meeting as a resource person (either in person or at distance, like via Skype) or getting you in contact with relevant resource persons on this topic. 
  • Share learnings and case studies on this topic 

We will continue our work on learning more on this topic and based on that we have the ambition to develop more tools/ materials, so do not hesitate to reach out to us for more information. 

What tools are available? 

The Facilitator’s guide ‘Working on SRHR in times of opposition’: the guide is designed to support facilitation of a discussion around opposition during a workshop or meeting: its guidance can help to deepen the understanding of opposition in a context-specific manner, to share experience and learning on effective strategies, and support joint application of these strategies in order to prevent or limit the influence of opposition on reaching SRHR-related goals.  The specific country context, knowledge and experience of the participants form the starting point for discussions to ensure that outcomes of the sessions and the action plan are useful and can be integrated in ongoing or planned work. This guide can be used for a facilitated discussion during a 2,5 to 3 day workshop or meeting. If only limited time is available, you can select a number of sessions. 

What languages can this CS support be provided in? 

English and possibly French (dependent on availability of French-speaking staff).

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