Rutgers awards half a million euro from SheDecides to Kenyan women
28th February 2020Exactly one year after SheDecides was founded by former minister Lilianne Ploumen, we awarded the public donations to health workers in Kenya. In 2017, private individuals donated 500,000 euro to SheDecides.
The Reproductive Health Network Kenya works towards reducing maternal mortality and morbidity caused by unsafe abortion. Thanks to the contribution, the organization can help 33,000 girls and women annually.
Rutgers has chosen the Reproductive Health Network Kenya after consultation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and partners in the field. Through our international work we know the situation in Kenya well. “During our talks, it was soon obvious that care for women and girls in Kenya would be greatly threatened if we didn’t act. We chose the Reproductive Health Network because this organization focuses on abortion care and contraception. With the reinstatement of the Mexico City Policy the organization stood to lose no less than 70% of its half-yearly income. Our support is therefore badly needed,” according to Rutgers director Ton Coenen.