300a Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

Part 1: March 2-27, 2015
Part 2: September 13-19, 2015
Part 1: Malmö, Sweden
Part 2: Siem ReapCambodia
Number of participants
Target Region
Closing date for applications


The International Training Programme in Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) is designed for individuals holding positions in organizations in the area of SRHR and who are qualifi ed to participate in reform processes at various levels. The programme offers participants the training necessary to help their organizations defi ne and achieve

both short- and long-term goals. Participants will discuss the latest developments in their field with colleagues and experts, develop a network of colleagues from other countries and acquire enhanced knowledge and practical skills in working methods in the SRHR area.

Participation in the programme assumes your organization wishes to carry out changes and invest its resources in the process.

The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) has commissioned Lund University (LU) to carry out an advanced training programme in SRHR between 2014 and 2018. We are seeking participants who are able to promote sustainable and equitable

development in their countries through their positions in governmental organizations, teaching hospitals, medical facilities, civil society organizations, and the private sector. Sida and LU invite you to nominate such candidates.


The long-term objective of the programme is to contribute to the improvement of the living conditions of poor women, children, youth and men by:

• Increasing their access to adequate sexual and reproductive health care

  • • Promoting sexual education
  • • Increasing the awareness and demand for SRHR services


The programme aims to initiate an organizational change where the participants will become “agents of change” by using new knowledge and tools acquired through the programme, thus contributing to the long-term objectives described above. The immediate goals of participants will be to:


  •  Increasing the awareness and demand for SRHR services SRHR within the organization
  • • Report on the change project’s progress and results
  • • Develop an action plan for continued work on the project
  • within the organization

Target Group

The programme encourages applicants to apply as ‘country teams’, that is, they may come together from single organizations, such as those shown below, and join to work on a mutual challenge. Please note that even in the case of team applications each individual must fi ll out a separate application. Preference will be given to country teams consisting of 4 to 6 (maximum) participants who represent a range of professions listed below. Individual applications are also welcome. Ideally, participants will be individuals working in the fi eld of SRHR on the following levels:


Midwives, nurse/midwives, and obstetricians who are able to influence decision making in their respective clinical settings

• Intermediate

Professionals responsible for education, training, or other project activities in the fi eld of SRHR at the district or provincial level

• Central

Policy makers in Ministries of Health or Education and SRHR professionals at national teaching institu
The programme is also open to national NGO staff members and to individuals from the private sector working in the field of SRHR.


The guiding principles of the programme are its four pillars:

1) human rights values, 2) a context-based approach,3) participatory learning, and 4) national and international networking, which form the programme’s educational framework. Using a rights-based approach to sexual and reproductive health, it will cover:


• Youth sexual health

• Maternal and neonatal health, including fertility and abortion

• STIs, HIV/AIDS and cervical cancer

• Sexual identity

• Sexual coercion and violence


The programme will also focus on leadership, management, and policy change in SRHR. Participants will strengthen these skills through the use of information and communications technologies. Each participant will be provided with tools to facilitate their learning process, such as access to an online learning platform and a tablet computer for the duration of the programme.



Soc Med Global Health LUND


Lund University


Social Medicine and Global Health
Dept of Clinical Sciences Malmö
Jan Waldenströms gata 35
205 02 Malmö, Sweden


+46 40 391336



Fax no.

+46 40 391339