Posted by Hannah Kabelka on May 21, 2021 at 2:58 pm
On the 20th of May 2021, Share-Net Netherlands hosted an online meeting titled “Bridging our Efforts: Moving to the SRHR Partnerships of 2021-2025”. We briefly touched on the key takeaways from the SRHR Partnerships of 2016-2020 which hopefully will be taken along as lessons learned for the new programmes that kick off this year. We then heard a five minute pitch from each of the 7 new partnerships about the scope of their programmes and their aspirations for the coming 5 years.
Share-Net Netherlands will be the SRHR knowledge partner of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the coming 5 years and will work towards strengthening knowledge exchange and learning between the SRHR Partnerships. This event served as an initial kick off which offered the opportunity for partners within the SRHR Partnerships to understand the scope and aim of the other programmes and to already network with partners who they will be coming across again in future events! After the presentations, all participants had the opportunity to connect and network in virtual spaces!
Masarouna will focus on SRHR for young people 18-35, specifically young (unmarried) women and LGBTQI+ in the MENA region.
Partners: OXFAM Novib is leading the Masarouna “Our Pathway” programme with consortium members Arab Foundation for Freedoms and Equality (AFE), RNW Media and local partners.
Countries: Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, the Occupied Palestinian Territory and Tunisia
Break Free aims to support adolescents in exercising their right to live free from Teenage Pregnancy (TP) and Child Marriage (CM), supported by civil society.
Partners: Break Free consists of FAWE, PLAN International, SAT SRHR Africa Trust and together they work with technical partners KIT Royal Tropical Institute and Rozaria Memorial Trust.
Countries: Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Niger, Sudan and Zambia
With a specific focus on people who use drugs, sex workers, LGBTIQ+ people and people living with HIV, the Love Alliance seeks to significantly reduce HIV infections by influencing policies, raising awareness and organising communities.
Partners: The Love Alliance brings together national thought leaders GALZ, SANPUD and Sisonke, regional grantmakers UHAI EASHRI, AFE and ISDAO, with the global network of people living with HIV (GNP+) and the Netherlands-based administrative lead Aidsfonds.
Countries: South Africa, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Kenia, Uganda, Burundi, Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Egypt and Marocco
Learn more about the Love Alliance here.
We Lead will focus its work on SRHR for the most marginalized and left behind adolescent girls and young women.
Partners: Positive Vibes, Restless Development, Marsa, FEMNET, the Central American Women’s Fund, and Hivos as lead party. M&C Saatchi World Services is our technical partner.
Countries: Kenya, Uganda, Nigeria, Niger, Mozambique, Lebanon, Jordan, Guatemala and Honduras
Learn more about We Lead here.
Power to You(th) envisions more adolescent girls and young women from underserved communities making informed choices, enjoying their sexuality, and being free from harmful practices in a gender-equitable society.
Partners: The Power to You(th) partnership unites Amref Flying Doctors, Rutgers and Sonke Gender Justice (Sonke) and is supported by the Royal Tropical Institute and CHOICE for Youth and Sexuality as technical partners.
Countries: Ethiopia, Ghana, Indonesia, Kenya, Malawi, Senegal and Uganda
Make Way aims to break down barriers to SRHR by promoting a new way of looking at, and organising, SRHR issues, through an intersectional lens.
Partners: The Consortium consists of Akina Mama wa Afrika, The Circle of Concerned African Women Theologians, Kenya, Forum for African Women Educationalists, Liliane Foundation, VSO Netherlands, and is led by Wemos.
Countries: Kenya, Ethiopia, Uganda, Rwanda and Zambia
Learn more about Make Way here.
Right Here Right Now (2) aims to ensure that all young people in all their diversity enjoy their sexual and reproductive health and rights in gender-just societies.
Partners: Rutgers leads the consortium together with CHOICE for Youth & Sexuality, RNW Media, AMPF in Morocco, Bandhu in Bangladesh, RHU in Uganda, technical partners IPPF African region and Dance4Life.
Countries: Nepal, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Benin, Burundi, Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya, Morocco and Tunisia