Launched in 2001 by KIT – Royal Tropical Institute to respond to the needs of different international development stakeholders in the Netherlands who wished to strengthen collaboration and increase the knowledge base informing their work, Share-Net has already in operation for more than two decades as the knowledge platform on sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). At Share-Net, we continue to strengthen linkages between policy, research and practice for better SRHR. We bring to the table SRHR researchers, implementers, policy makers, advocates and media actors to stimulate dialogue and exchange, gather evidence, and make sure knowledge informs policy and practice. We make sure marginalised and excluded voices are actively engaged in the network, with the tremendous effort and active participation of all our members around the globe.
For the period 2023-2027 we have developed a renewed strategic plan, based on findings of the Mid-Term Review executed in 2022, following ample consultations with relevant actors in and outside of our network. In the coming years, we will move towards more progressive conceptions of sensitive SRHR topics and apply a bolder and more intersectional approach to what we do. Specifically, we will focus on five core strategies which are described more into detail in the Strategic Plan 2023-2027.
Our Strategic Plan puts rights-first and embraces a feminist perspective, utilising our Theory of Change. By increasing the number of Share-Net staff and hubs in recent years, we now see the importance of continuing to work on the collective understanding of our values and work from a rights-based and intersectional feminist perspective. We will move towards more progressive conceptions of sensitive SRHR topics by working closely with all Share-Net Secretariats in the Share-Net hubs in Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Colombia, Ethiopia, Jordan, and the Netherlands about how to operationalise our core-values in practise in different country-contexts. Our work further utilises key SRHR actors in all locations – Policymakers, Researchers, Practitioners, Journalists, Activists, Artists, and Private Sector Representatives to influence SRHR policy and practise.
We wish you an enjoyable read in our renewed strategic plan and look forward to collaborating, exchanging and connecting!
You can read the full Strategic Plan here.
French and Spanish translations of the strategic plan coming soon.