All around the world, individuals and organisations stand up for gender equality, for equal rights despite one’s sexual identity or behaviour, for better access to family planning services, etc. With CHanGE we want to highlight and amplify these initiatives.

We strongly believe in the expertise of these local and regional organisations. Under the impetus of our CHanGEmakers, we celebrate their work and show how gender equality and sexual and reproductive health and rights are first and foremost global challenges.


>> The Uganda Youth and Adolescents Health Forum (UYAHF) is an organisation for and by youngsters who campaign for sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), gender equality and the prevention of violence against women and girls.

>> The national centre for sexual education, Centro Nacional de Educación Sexual (CENESEX), is a research and educational institute in Cuba that focusses on gender and sexuality. One of their objectives is to narrow the gap between activists and policy makers.

>> The humanist organisation Arthik Samata Mandal (Union for Economical Equality) is situated in Vijayawada, one of the biggest cities in the southern Indian state Andhra Pradesh. Inspired by the ideas of Gandhi, they assembled as aid workers in 1977 to help victims after a heavy hurricane and tsunami.


>> The Maison de la Laicité de Kinshasa (MLK) is a humanist forum in Kinshasa (DR Congo). It is an umbrella organisation with many members, including different women groups and health organisations.

>> Our partner in Kampala (Uganda) is HALEA (Humanist Association for Leadership, Equity and Accountability), which works around strengthening the life skills of young people and supporting teenage mothers.

>> TARSHI (Talking about Reproductive and Sexual Health Issues) is an Indian NGO based in New Delhi. Through trainings, publications, and awareness raising, they enable people to expand their sexual and reproductive freedom of choice from a rights-based perspective.

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