International Centre for Reproductive Health and Sexual Rights (INCRESE)
The International Centre for Sexual Reproductive Rights (INCRESE), is a non-governmental, not-for-profit organization, founded with the aim of creating an enabling environment for expanded access to sexual reproductive rights and health information and services.
Their objectives are:
- To promote sexual and reproductive rights at the national, regional and international levels
- To provide sexual and reproductive health care services to women and adolescents
- To promote pleasurable and safer sex behaviour among community members
- To set up support mechanisms for people living under abusive conditions, especially people living with HIV/AIDS, survivors of sexual violence and sexual minorities.
Their strategies include:
- Research to provide databases on the levels of non-discourse, resistance, and denial of issues of Reproductive and Sexual Rights.
- To employ Behavioural Change Communication (BCC) for the purpose of increasing awareness on sexual and reproductive rights issues, as well as empowering disadvantaged groups with life-competency skills, hence ensuring that they enjoy their Sexual Reproductive Rights.
- Advocacy to influence policies and laws to be gender sensitive and to protect Sexual and Reproductive Rights principles
- Linkages to make legal services accessible and affordable to individuals and groups, especially adolescents, women living under Shari’a law and sexual minorities
- Support line services, including virtual-support services, to provide information, counselling and support by telecommunications media (GSM, CDMA networks, Land line/local telephone)
- Capacity building for Sexual Reproductive Rights activism, focusing on women