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 women’s 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.