Welcome to the Share-Net website
Share-Net is the network of internationally operating organisations based in the Netherlands, Universities, students and individual consultants working in the field of Sexual & Reproductive Health and Rights, and HIV. Share-Net aims to facilitate exchange of information, knowledge and experience and interaction between the different actors, including the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in the fields of SRHR and HIV, seeking to improve the interventions of its members in the Global South and countries in transition. Share-Net realizes this aim through newsletters, thematic meetings and networking.
The Interim Steering Committee of the Knowledge Platform on SRHR is in the process of identifying a host for the Platform Secretariat for the coming three years (2013-2016). The SRHR Steering Committee invites all parties, who have made a written statement of support to the Knowledge Platform, to consider whether they would be able and willing to host the Secretariat. Other parties who see themselves as suitable potential hosts are not excluded from submitting such a letter. You can read more here.
On 11 December 2012 a civil society consultation was facilitated by Share-Net, WO = MEN, Rutgers WPF and WECF about the post 2015 development agenda. In a short time 40 participants were informed about the different processes around this agenda, such as the International Conference of Population and Development (ICPD), the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Beijing 20 process, specifically looking at gender, human rights, sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) and sustainability. After the presentations, different groups brainstormed on key principles and recommendations for the Dutch Government in these fields and regarding the process itself. These recommendations were further developed into final recommendations by an smaller group. The finalized recommendations were presented and discussed with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs during a round table meeting on 18 February 2013. You can read more here.
Share-Net's Business Meeting 2013 was organised on February 7 at the Royal Tropical Institute in Amsterdam: "HIV/AIDS and TB prevention: why advocacy for new technologies matters". This mini-seminar was organised by The International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI), AERAS and The International Partnership for Microbicides (IPM). The presentations and report can be found here.
On October 16 the first ‘pilot’ meeting of ‘Linking research and practice – students and NGOs’ was organized at the Royal Tropical Institute in Amsterdam. This meeting is a joint initiative of Universities of Amsterdam, Groningen, Nijmegen, the Royal Tropical Institute and Share-Net in order to increase the practical relevance of research outputs and create and encourage knowledge sharing to improve evidence based practice.
Can communities make a change? Conference about community-driven accountability in SRHR and HIVand AIDS.
The Conference was organised by STOP AIDS NOW!, Royal Tropical Institute (KIT), Meshwork, Simavi, Prisma, Cordaid and Share-Net on 20 September 2012. The conference was organized in order to provide Share-Net members an overview of existing knowledge, including evidence and examples from practice, in the field of community-driven accountability on SRHR and HIV. The Conference provided a platform to share experiences, and to discuss challenges, research gaps and implications for implementing community-based interventions for increasing accountability.
SRHR, HIV & the global development agenda
The next years are going to be of crucial importance for the international development agenda. Major programs and initiatives, including the Millennium Development Goals, are officially coming to an end. In the Share-Net business meeting organized on 12 January 2012, some of the main developments and the road towards 2014 and 2015 were presented. How can civil society organizations contribute to these processes and how will SRHR and HIV/AIDS be reflected in the global development agenda beyond 2014 and 2015?
The Medical Male Circumcision Conference was organised by Population Services International (PSI) Europe, STOP AIDS NOW!, Royal Tropical Institute (KIT), Rutgers WPF and Share-Net on 08 November 2011. The conference was organized in order to provide Share-Net members with a comprehensive view of Medical Male Circumcision for HIV prevention. This conference shared and discussed different aspects and perspectives of Medical Male Circumcision, also from experts from South-Africa, Geneva and Zimbabwe.
A symposium organized by Share-Net and MDG5 Meshwork took place at the Royal Tropical Institute (KIT) on 30 May 2011. The afternoon was organized around the question why and how the Netherlands should continue investing in Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) and HIV/AIDS