HRDF is a leading non-profit, non-governmental and autonomous organization
in Turkey working to promote reproductive health and family planning
education, information, training and services as well as the empowerment
of the human resource.
Since its establishment in 1988 by 40 founding members, the HRDF
has developed, executed, implemented, and also participated in,
a number of projects and activities at national and international
levels on wide and versatile range of issues. They include STIs
& HIV/AIDS training and Information, Education and Communication
(IEC), community-based reproductive health services, development
of technical training materials for service providers, promoting
children's rights, improving the socio-economic status of women,
orientation programs for refugees and post earthquake programs.
Through these projects and activities, the HRDF has accumulated
a remarkable experience and know-how in project development, implementation
and assessment, and also partnership and coordination skills with
various international organizations. Since 1997, HRDF is one of
the internationally accredited executing agencies of UNFPA.
HRDF is a member of the National AIDS Commission starting with its
establishment. HRDF has participated in the preparation process
of National AIDS plan of Turkey and has played an important role
in the protection of human rights in the prevention process. HRDF
has been appointed as the head of Action Group which
has been established in 1998 to overcome the problems in the implementation
of National AIDS Plan.
HRDF is a member of Advocacy Network for Women (KIDOG). KIDOG was
established in 1995, consisting of 20 non-governmental organizations
with activities in different fields, seeking to elevate womens
quality of life and social status.
The HRDF has also been a participant in the International Program
on the Elimination of Child Labor (IPEC) since 1994.