In January 2011, Rutgers Nisso Groep and the World Population Foundation merged to form Rutgers. Rutgers is dedicated to promoting sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) in the Netherlands and worldwide. The organization is a non-grant-receiving Member Association of IPPF.
The 3 fundamental principles underpinning Rutgers’s work are the promotion of equal sexual treatment, the protection and improvement of SRHR, and the emancipation of specific vulnerable groups, or groups with particular sexual and reproductive health (SRH) needs.
Rutgers contributes to the improvement of education, prevention, counselling and policy by gathering and disseminating knowledge. It does this by conducting scientific research and developing practical and appropriate services and materials for various target groups. It produces teaching packages, websites, books and brochures.
Other work undertaken by the Member Association includes the organization of disciplinary education course for first-time youth sex offenders, training for healthcare professionals, research into (and the prevention of) gender-based violence (GBV), the development of preventive interventions, and monitoring changing sexual issues in the Netherlands.