Welcome To IRHR
Institute of Reproductive Health & Rights
Established in 2015, the Institute for Reproduc- tive Health & Rights is a not-for-profit profes- sional institution operating as a social enterprise committed to promoting the reproductive & sexual well being of all Sudanese people, with special attention to women, girls, youth and minorities.
Our work rests on a deep understanding of Suda- nese history and location as an African nation strongly influenced by Arabic language with a rich diversity of beliefs, cultures and life styles. We emphasize the reproductive and sexual health and rights (SRHR) of women and girls as they carry the highest burden and risks of repro- duction and are most affected by health systems, laws, policies and social norms. We also believe that all members of society are affected by SRHR which must become issues of public policy.
Our focus on youth acknowledges their special SRHR needs and that 60% of the Sudanese popu- lation is under 25 years of age.
The Reproductive Health Program
▸ Provides skills training for health professionals on the public health aspects of SRHR ▸ Has a major focus on family planning by expand- ing access to quality information and services to fill unmet need which is currently at 40% ▸ Runs the Health Forum on Gender Based Violence working with doctors, psychologists and law enforcement to improve the legal and health services provided to survivors .
Reproductive Justice and Bodily Rights Program
▸ Explores the local context of intimate relations through research and dissemination of informa- tion ► Acts as the secretariat to the Sudan Network of SRHR ▸ Runs a monthly dialogue forum to increase understanding of bodily rights and personal choices
Sudan Free of FGC (Khitan) Program
Coordinator of AnaLan**, The Sudanese Youth Initiative to stop Khitan (FGC) ▸ Runs the "One Million Voices Against Khitan Campaign" launched in February 2018 ▸ Produces crucial scientific information on the physical, emotional and sexual effects of all forms of FGC
Art for Change Program
▸ Produces audiovisual informational material for the Institute's programs to reach a wider audience through radio, TV, and the Internet ▸ Develops theatre performance pieces to trans- late SRHR concepts through dramatized stories ▸ Opens spaces for youth to share their ideas and experiences through creative tools