Right Here Right Now (RHRN) I was a strategic partnership between CHOICE for Youth & Sexuality, Rutgers WPF, dance4life, Hivos, ARROW (the regional partner for Asia), IPPF-ARO (the regional partner for Africa), LACWHN (the regional partner for Latin America and the Caribbean), and the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. RHRN was implemented in ten countries in Asia (Bangladesh, Indonesia, Nepal and Pakistan), Africa (Kenya, Senegal, Uganda and Zimbabwe), and Latin America (Bolivia and Honduras) and one sub-region, the Caribbean. The RHRN program aimed to strengthen the capacity and collaboration of civil society organizations (CSOs), including youth-led organizations, working on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) issues in Africa, Asia, and Latin America and the Caribbean, to jointly advocate for young people’s SRHR issues at a national, regional, and international level. At the same time we aimed to strengthen the connections between relevant national, regional and international advocacy processes to create a strong movement of CSOs, push for stronger SRHR outcomes for young people, and ensure greater accountability of governments and follow-up on the ground. RHRN ran from 2016 to 2020.
In 20221 the Right Here Right Now 2 (RHRN2) Partnership was created. This is a strategic partnership between CHOICE for Youth & Sexuality, Arrow, Association Marocaine de Planification Familiale, Dance4Life, Reproductive Health Uganda, RNW Media and Rutgers, and the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. RHRN 2 is implemented in 10 countries, namely Bangladesh, Benin, Burundi, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Kenya, Morocco, Nepal, Tunisia and Uganda. The partnership was created to allow young people in all their diversity to enjoy their SRHR in gender-just societies - gender justice means ending the inequalities between women and men that are produced and reproduced in all parts of society, such as the family, the community, the market and the state. With young people at the forefront, the partnership seeks to unleash the power of youth to increase public support for young people’s SRHR, improve policies and laws and strengthen civil society. Lobbying and advocacy is the main strategy, supported by mutual capacity strengthening.
- See also:
- Flower of Participation,Meaningful Youth Participation