Strategic Dialogue

Strategic Dialogue

Bridging the gap between research, policy and advocacy, and linking the local to the global, SRHM convenes and participates in discussions with stakeholders from diverse regions and disciplines, ensuring that the voices and perspectives of researchers, advocates and policymakers, with special attention to the Global South, are included in global policy discussions on SRHR.

Battling Misinformation and Disinformation: SRHR in the Digital Age

26 January, 2024

This one-hour virtual event brought together key actors who discussed how they address misinformation and disinformation impacting sexual and reproductive health and rights, including strategies to ensure that the transformative potential of technology can support agency, bodily autonomy and decision-making for all individuals.

Digital Justice and Sexual and Reproductive health and rights

14 December, 2023

What measures are needed to safegueard human rights for SRH in the digital space? Which mechanisms can advance legal, social and health systems accountability?  The webinar, held on 6 December 2023, brought conversations together around evidence and policy considerations for a strong call for the adoption of social justice and rights-based frameworks related to the development, adoption, […]

Webinar: Donor funding for SRHR advocacy

30 September, 2023

On 27 September 2023, SRHM hosted a webinar to launch the special journal issue ‘Donor funding for SRHR advocacy’. We were joined by over 100 participants from around the world. Expert speakers discussed effective resource mobilization for SRHR movement-building and advocacy, giving overviews and insights from their papers published in the special issue. While recent […]

The Personal is Political: Re-imagining Data Governance in the context of Digital Health

20 April, 2023

While digital technology has the potential to revolutionise healthcare, it can also exacerbate gender inequalities, deepen marginalisation, and enable human rights violations. In a world where our physical and digital identities are increasingly intertwined, bodily autonomy must include control over personal data. However, this remains elusive to women, girls and those identifying as other genders, especially […]

Challenging the notion of evidence: bringing rights into SRHR research

10 May, 2022

In May 2022, SRHM held a symposium in New Delhi and online with the aim to create space for dialogue on: Deconstructing the notion and hierarchy of evidence Pushing methodological boundaries in SRHR research Questioning what constitutes “evidence-based”, a “researcher”, and what is “scientifically appropriate” Questioning power in research and ensuring participation Topics covered included […]

Poetry for sexual and reproductive justice

10 March, 2022

Following a call for poetry, SRHM launched a poetry fair on sexual and reproductive justice. Of the 107 submissions, our Selection Committee invited 57 poets to publish their poems in SRHM’s anthology. To celebrate the release of the complete collection, on 8 March 2022 five guest poets shared their poems and how they came to […]

Launch of SRHM’s poetry collection on sexual and reproductive justice

11 December, 2021

Following our recent call for poetry, we launched a poetry collection with sexual and reproductive health experts, professionals, and activists who are also poets. The panel talked about how poetry can be a powerful means of expression and can serve as a bridge between personal experiences and political activism and advocacy for the advancement of […]

Texas abortion ban: what it means and what happens next

21 October, 2021

On October 20, SRHM hosted a webinar where we discussed the Texas abortion ban, the strategies being pursued to stop its enforcement and the ban’s implications for sexual and reproductive health and rights in the US and beyond. Context On September 1, the state of Texas implemented Senate Bill 8 (SB8) banning abortion after six […]

Accountability in sexual and reproductive health and rights research

18 May, 2021

On May 17, 2021, we hosted a webinar on accountability as part of a dialogue series on rights-based research and knowledge creation for sexual and reproductive health. Sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) laws, policies and programmes across the world are increasingly influenced by ideologically-inspired politics and rhetoric, which lack any basis of evidence, […]

Exporting Harm: Impact of the expanded Global Gag Rule on sexual and reproductive health and rights

21 October, 2020

On October 21, 2020, we launched our latest special issue in collaboration with Columbia University: Exporting Harm: Impact of the expanded Global Gag Rule on sexual and reproductive health and rights. The webinar included presentations from Center for Research on Environment Health and Population Activities (CREHPA) in Nepal, African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) […]

L’Afrique Francophone: Quelles priorites en sante sexuelle et reproductive?

8 October, 2020

Le 8 octobre, Sexual and Reproductive Health Matters (SRHM) et l’association Ensemble pour la Santé de la Reproduction (ESR) ont organisé un webinaire pour le lancement de la nouvelle édition de la revue SRHM francophone « Questions de Santé Sexuelle et Reproductive ». Le thème de cette dernière est : L’Afrique Francophone : Quelles priorités […]

Ethics in Sexual and Reproductive Health Research during COVID-19

14 September, 2020

The COVID-19 crisis has exacerbated the need to collect most up to date and evidence-based information on sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), that can help governments and others to respond to the challenging and emerging situation. However, ethical considerations in SRHR research, such as setting priorities, respecting confidentiality, privacy, informed consent, being inclusive […]

Sexual Pleasure in Times of COVID-19

4 September, 2020

For World Sexual Health Day on September 4, SRHM, in collaboration with the World Association for Sexual Health (WAS) and The Pleasure Project, co-organized a webinar on sexual pleasure in times of COVID-19. Watch the recording below. SPEAKERS Anne Philpott, The Pleasure Project Dr. T Mofokeng, UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health Vithika […]


7 April, 2020

Written by Shreshtha Das, Consultant for SRHM Sexual and Reproductive Health Matters (SRHM, formerly Reproductive Health Matters) has long been considered as a truly global open access peer-reviewed Journal.  It has, however, always been much more than a journal. A broader commitment has been manifested in the translation of selected papers into seven language editions […]

Early Abortion Bans: A new wave of anti-abortion strategy and tactics

19 January, 2020

On Thursday 16 January 2020 SRHM held a webinar to discuss a new wave of anti-abortion strategy and tactics that has been sweeping across the United States and has begun influencing anti-abortion strategy globally. In this webinar, we welcomed Dabney Evans and Subasri Narasimhan to introduce their paper, “A narrative analysis of anti-abortion testimony and legislative debate […]

Forum on SRHR and Disability during the Nairobi Summit on ICPD25

18 November, 2019

2019 marks the 25th anniversary of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD). SRHM joined ministers, thought-leaders, grassroots organizations, academics and others at the Nairobi Summit on ICPD25 between 12 and 14 November. This-Ability Trust, in partnership with Sexual Reproductive Health Matters and Humanity & Inclusion’s Making it Work project, with support from the United […]

International Surrogacy Forum 2019

19 August, 2019

SRHM has participated at the International Surrogacy Forum held in Cambridge on 27 – 28 June 2019. The Forum explored a range of issues and challenges surrounding the law and practice of national and international surrogacy from a practical perspective. Practitioners, lawmakers, academics and other participants discussed the legal consequences of the rise in surrogacy […]

Strategy meeting on UHC and SRHR

8 July, 2019

SRHM held a dialogue meeting on Universal Health Coverage (UHC) and sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) with a focus on rights on May 30th 2019 in New York. The aim of this meeting was to provide a platform for dialogue, joint thinking, analysis, generation of  knowledge  and  action  on the rights based perspectives […]

Sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) and universal health coverage (UHC)

27 March, 2019

On 20 March 2019, Sexual and Reproductive Health Matters co-organised a lunch meeting alongside the the World Health Organisation Policy and Coordination Committee (PCC) meeting with the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health (PMNCH) and colleagues at the Human Reproduction Programme of WHO (HRP) to discuss sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) and […]

The Politics of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

10 January, 2019

RHM co-hosted a panel discussion and reception on the Politics of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights on 6 December 2018 at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. The event, which included a celebration of RHM’s 25th anniversary, was well received and attended by a crowd of cheerful, interested people, all eager to learn […]

Gestational Surrogacy in the Context of Human Rights

12 October, 2018

A two-day forum on Gestational Surrogacy in the Context of Human Rights was held from 11 – 12 October 2018 in London, convened by the Yale Law School and Reproductive Health Matters (RHM), with support from Open Society Foundations. Aware of the incredible work happening in the world, the multi-disciplinary forum brought together medical experts, […]

Contextualising Populism and its Effects on SRHR

6 November, 2017

On September 27th 2017, RHM’s Director, Dr Shirin Heidari, participated in the panel discussion “Contextualising Populism and its Effects on SRHR” during the 2017 EuroNGOs Conference in Brussels, Belgium, where she talked about the causes and consequences of rising right-wing populism, particularly in Europe, and discussed the political implications for SRHR. 

Addressing violence against women as a barrier to SRHR

22 June, 2016

RHM participated in and co-sponsored a panel discussion, alongside United Nations Population Fund, the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and member states Canada, Sweden, and Uruguay, organised by the World Health Organization’s Department of Reproductive Health and Research, during the 32nd session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva in June 2016.