History of ICRH

ICRH was established in 1994 by Professor Marleen Temmerman in response to the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD, Cairo, 1994), where sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) became an important focus point on the international agenda. In the light of the ICPD recommendations, ICRH defined its vision as contributing to sexual and reproductive health and promoting it as a human right, and its mission as being an interdisciplinary academic centre of excellence for SRHR.