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Lincie Kusters

Department
Global Health
Title
Senior Advisor
Phone
+31205688520

Lincie Kusters, is a social scientist who wants to contribute—through research and education—to evidence informed programming on adolescents & women’s sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR).

Lincie has 18 years’ experience working in international development. She was at Oxfam for 11 years where she was responsible for policy and programme development, and knowledge management focusing on SRHR, gender, HIV, and AIDS. At KIT Royal Tropical Institute, she combines SRHR and gender training, operational research, curriculum development and capacity strengthening in collaboration with a variety of African institutes and organisations. Her energy goes out to reinforcing the self-autonomy and decision making of women and girls. She focuses especially on their SRHR in the complex mix of cultural, religious and global development paradigms in fragile and less fragile settings.

Projects

  • Power To You(th)

    • Institute
    • Project

    The Power to You(th) programme focuses on harmful practices, such as female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) and child marriage, sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) and unintended pregnancies. All of these are persistent ‘key issues’ where insufficient progress has been made in recent years. Funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the programme is led by […]

  • Extending Safe Abortion Advocacy with the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics

    • Institute
    • Project

    Since April 2019, the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) has worked with ten of its member associations – that is, national societies of obstetrics and gynaecology – to become key actors in safe abortion advocacy and national leaders in sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) for women. The project envisioned reaching its […]

  • Sexual Violence in Humanitarian Settings: Nigeria, Yemen and Haiti

    • Institute
    • Project

    This project aims to increase the ability of humanitarian actors to identify and respond to the needs and rights of victims of sexual violence. It also aims to improve the availability of services for sexual violence survivors. The study will generate evidence, identify good practices and disseminate lessons learnt about sexual violence in six different […]

  • RESPECT (Recherche, Enseignement en Santé et Droits Sexuels et Reproductifs et Plaidoyer pour l’égalité)

    • Institute
    • Project

    Le Mali, le Niger et le Burkina Faso sont confrontés à des défis complexes, sociétal, sécuritaire, et de santé. Les conséquences sont surtout visibles chez les femmes et les filles avec un risque plus élevé de violence et de plus grandes difficultés d’accès aux soins de santé, à l’éducation et à l’emploi. Compte tenu des […]

  • FORCE (Education on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights) – Mali

    • Institute
    • Project

    Education on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights: A collaboration of public and private education for the integration of adolescent and youth reproductive health into the basic curriculum of health technicians and senior health technicians. In Mali, specifically in Mopti and Sikasso, young people and adolescents have difficulty exercising their sexual and reproductive health rights […]

  • FORCE (Formation Santé et Droits Sexuels et Reproductifs) – Mali

    • Institute
    • Project

    Formation Santé et Droits Sexuels et Reproductifs : une collaboration de l’Enseignement Public et Privé pour l’intégration de Ia santé reproductive des adolescents et jeunes dans le curriculum de base des techniciens de santé et techniciens supérieurs de santé. Au Mali, spécifiquement à Mopti et Sikasso, les jeunes et les adolescents éprouvent des difficultés à […]

  • RESPECT (Research, Education on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights and Advocacy on Equality)

    • Institute
    • Project

    Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso face complex societal, security, and health challenges. The consequences of which are most visible among women and girls, who have a higher risk of violence and greater difficulties in accessing health care, education and employment. Given the difficulties in accessing quality sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) information and […]

  • PARADISS: Enhancing Sexual and Reproductive Health Education in Mali

    • Institute
    • Project

    KIT Royal Tropical Institute is supporting the National Institute of Training in Health Sciences (INFSS) in Mali to strengthen its educational capacity in Sexual and Reproductive Health. INFSS is Mali’s reference institute for Bachelor- and Master-level training of paramedics. After their graduation these paramedics provide Sexual and Reproductive Health services throughout Mali. Altogether, INFSS trains […]

  • Yes I Do: Reduce Child Marriage, Teenage Pregnancies and Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting

    • Institute
    • Project

    This project aims to reduce child marriage, teenage pregnancies and female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) related practices. Its work covers seven countries: Pakistan, Indonesia, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique, Zambia and Malawi. The Yes I Do project is a joint collaboration with Plan Netherlands in the lead, along with CHOICE, Rutgers and Amref. It is funded by the […]

  • Get Up Speak Out! Improve Access of Young People to Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Services

    • Institute
    • Project

    The aim of the ‘Get Up Speak Out!’ (GUSO) project is to improve access to Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights information (SRHR), education and services for young people and empower them to claim their rights, make decisions and participate meaningfully in society. The project is implemented in 7 countries – Pakistan, Indonesia, Ethiopia, Kenya, […]

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