Together with our partners and allies, we are engaged in five dimensions of change that are organised into five thematic programmes with interventions at local, national and international level.

Crosscutting the five thematic programmes is a fundamental focus on strengthening civil society in the Global South to drive real and sustainable change for poor, marginalised and vulnerable groups and to push for the realisation of the SDGs.

The five thematic programmes represent a synthesis of areas where the opposition from conservative religious and political forces are strongest, where rights violations are most severe and widespread, where the potential for creating a wider impact through improvements in SRHR is the greatest – and our value added is most robust when it is done in collaboration with our partners.

We work in a mutual process with partners who are best equipped to identify individual paths of change according to context. Partner progress reports encourage reflection on changes in context and their effect on interventions. Our programme and advocacy staff constantly analyse significant changes in governance, civil society space and human rights in addition to relevant thematic areas with subsequent internal and partner level discussions of adjustments as needed.

The five thematic programmes form the backbone of how we can contribute to change with our partners and feed directly into our results framework.

Crosscutting all five programmes, we work with capacity development of local and international partners in order to ensure sustained capacity and competences at an organisational, governance, management and staff level.

With our 2016-2020 organisational strategy cycle, we have strengthened our focus on learning and knowledge management across the organisation. This includes setting up five crosscutting learning teams where national and international staff exchange knowledge and new learning. This includes both successes and non-achievements in implementation, evaluations, operational research and external collaboration on a range of topics from enhancing popular foundation to comprehensive sexuality education. This ensures that international interventions build on learning and knowledge harvested across the organisation.

The five thematic programmes are:

1) SRHR and Gender Equality (SDGs 3, 4, 5, 16, 17)

2) SRHR and Youth (SDGs 3, 4, 5, 8, 16)

3) LGBT+ Rights (SDGs 3, 5)

4) SRHR and Sustainable Development (SDGs 1, 3, 4, 5, 13, 16)

5) SRHR, Gender Equality and Private Sector Engagement (SDGs 1, 3, 5, 8, 17)