Established in 2015, the Institute for Reproductive Health and Rights is a not-for-profit- professional institution operation 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 the deep understanding of the Sudanese history and location as an African nation strongly influenced by the 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 reproduction and are most affected by health systems, laws, polices and social norms. We also believe that all members of society are affected by SRHR which must become an issue of public policy.
Our focus on youth acknowledges their special SRHR needs and that 60% of the Sudanese population is under 25 years of age.
We believe in harnessing the energy of youth, by providing them with essential information and services to become more effective leaders in their communities.
We engage face – to- face with various groups in different locations through workshops and discussion forums and make use of conventional and social media to reach diverse population.
Our strategic choices
To balance the enormous need for SRHR against limitations in human and financial resources, our work for the five years 2016-2020 is planned in four phases:
Phase 1: Raise the awareness of leaders of civil society, health and legal profession, and policy makers of the importance of SRHR
Phase 2: Provide skills training in advocacy, service delivery and regulatory, legal and policy reform.
Phase 3: Develop capacities in research and evidence based knowledge production
Phase 4: Provide reproductive health services and products that are affordable, accessible and of high quality