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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.

On Monday the 3rd of February 2014 a NGO briefing was organised by Wo=Men and Atria for the up-coming 58th Commission on the Status of Women in New York, which will take place from 10-21 March 2014. For more information on the CSW, please find here a factsheet made by Atria (in Dutch).

The main focus of this NGO briefing was to formulate a common position to present to the Dutch government delegation participating at the CSW. A draft document was made and disseminated in advance and participants were able to give their additions or corrections during the session. Please find here the programme of the meeting and a short report.


Share-Net International and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs would like to invite you to a

Dissemination and Feedback Meeting of the IOB Evaluation on SRHR

4th of March 2014, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Hague

The aim of this meeting was to present and discuss the IOB evaluation of 5 years Dutch support to SRHR with the SRHR community in The Netherlands. This session was also a moment of celebration, because the evaluation is rather positive about the impact of the investments in SRHR, in which many Share-Net partners have been involved. In addition, the report adds to the evidence base on successful approaches on aid and raises specific issues for the SRHR policies in the future. The report of this meeting can be found here.


Photographer Stephanie Sinclair

Share-Net International organised

Expert Meeting on
Child Marriage and Teenage Pregnancy

25th of February, 11.00-17.00, KIT, Amsterdam 

The report can be accessed here.

Share-Net participated in The 17th National STI*HIV*Sex conference 2013, Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam, 2 December 2013. The goal of the conference was to make research, policy and practice reinforce each other. Professionals from the field came all together and there was plenty of time to meet with each other. Share-Net was present with a stand through which the network was presented and information could be gathered from the different members and the activities.

In addition, information on the new Knowledge Platform SRHR was available, in which Share-Net will be the Dutch node. The stand was located in the same area as where the social events took place, networking, breaks, drinks. This enhanced the effectiveness of the stand and many people came by to talk and to obtain information. Besides the stand, Share-Net also co-organised 2 workshops in the afternoon. Both workshops took place in track 2.


With some delay, the report of  the Conference on Innovations in Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) is available. This conference was organised by STOP AIDS NOW!, Royal Tropical Institute (KIT), Simavi, Cordaid, PSI Europe and Share-Net on 13 June 2013. The conference was organised to present recent innovations in the field of SRHR, share evidence of innovations that can be applied in member programs and discuss implications for implementation and scaling up of these innovations in SRHR.

To read the entire report, please click here.



Share-Net, Simavi, PSI Europe, Cordaid, KIT and Stop AIDS Now! organised a conference on 13 June 2013 on Innovations in SRHR: Innovations that can make the difference for addressing the urgent development challenges of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR), including HIV and AIDS and maternal health.  During this conference recent innovations in the field of SRHR were presented, evidence of innovations that can be applied in member programs were shared and implications for implementation and scaling up of these innovations in SRHR were discussed. The conference focused on two themes: 1) Technical innovations in SRHR – community level application of Misoprostol to prevent and treat postpartum hemorrhage and 2) M-and E-health innovations in the field of SRHR and HIV and AIDS. Here you can read more and find the presentations of the key note speakers.

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.

After a successful meeting in 2012, Share-Net, the University of Amsterdam, Maastricht University, Radboud University Nijmegen, University of Utrecht, Erasmus University Rotterdam, University of Groningen and the Royal Topical Institute invite you to the second annual meeting "Linking Research and Practice - Students and NGOs" on 2 October 2013 between 13.00 – 17.00hr at the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) in The Hague.

To read the report, please click here

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

Our report of the 20th World Congress for Sexual Health , organized in Glasgow from 12 - 16 June 2011, can be access here. The report details the sessions attended and includes highlights of congress.

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New members!

We would like to welcome Oxfam Novib, Koninklijke Nederlandse Organisatie van Verloskundigen (KNOV), Rotterdam Global Health Initiative (RGHI) and International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) of Erasmus University Rotterdam and Vrije Universiteit (VU) Amsterdam as our new Share-Net members!

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