RFSU was founded in 1933 and is a pioneering Swedish organisation working in the field of sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR).
RFSU is a non-profit, non-governmental organisation without party-political, trade union or religious affiliation. We run projects and programmes to promote access to sexual and reproductive health and rights — both in Sweden and internationally. We also have a sexual health clinic in Stockholm that serves the community, as well as providing an invaluable source of learning for the organisation. In addition, we own a company that makes and sells condoms, lubricants, sex toys and pregnancy tests.
RFSU plays a leading role in shaping the political agenda on gender equality (as well as SRHR) in Sweden and internationally. The International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) was founded by RFSU and other actors, and RFSU remains IPPF's Swedish member association.
RFSU advocates and influences Swedish and international agreements on SRHR. Much of this work is done with partners — for us, partnership is a fundamental way of working. We channel support to civil society organisations in a number of countries. We also work with organisations and networks in Brussels, Geneva and New York to secure strong support for SRHR in international agreements, and to ensure their implementation.