"what rain is for nature, knowledge is for you!"

We are com­mit­ted to pro­vi­ding infor­ma­ti­on regar­ding fami­ly plan­ning, mater­nal and child health, sexu­al and repro­duc­tive health, HIV/AIDS pre­ven­ti­on and edu­ca­ti­on on fema­le geni­tal mutilation/FGM
WHEN WAS AKTION REGEN ESTABLISHED?

Akti­on Regen was foun­ded by the Vien­nese gyne­co­lo­gist Dr. Maria Hengst­ber­ger in 1989. After under­ta­king a vol­un­teer trip to pro­vi­de medi­cal ser­vices in Ethio­pia with Karl­heinz Böhm, she beca­me awa­re of the impact fami­ly plan­ning can have in enab­ling peop­le to escape the pover­ty trap. Her book “Water to the Roots” descri­bes her expe­ri­ence in Ethio­pia in 1989, which led her to estab­lish Akti­on Regen.

WHAT DOES AKTION REGEN MEAN?

Oft­en­ti­mes we recei­ve the ques­ti­on whe­re the name of the orga­ni­za­ti­on Akti­on Regen (Eng­lish: Rain Initia­ti­ve) comes from. The word rain sym­bo­li­zes the con­ti­nuous sup­port pro­vi­ded through know­ledge trans­fers. We belie­ve know­ledge gives peop­le the oppor­tu­ni­ty to lead a self-deter­mi­ned life. Many small rain­drops in the form of edu­ca­tio­nal initia­ti­ves form a river and achie­ve a las­ting effect.

WHAT DO WE OFFER OTHER NGOs?

We offer other NGOS to train their employees and cer­ti­fy them as Rain Workers. Sustainab­le deve­lop­ment, envi­ron­men­tal pro­tec­tion and the future of the pla­net are all impac­ted by popu­la­ti­on dyna­mics. The­re­fo­re, initia­ti­ves to pro­vi­de peop­le with edu­ca­ti­on and choices in fami­ly plan­ning can have a signi­fi­cant impact on other deve­lop­men­tal pro­jec­ts.

WHAT ARE OUR GOALS?

The main goals of Akti­on Regen are pro­mo­ting women’s health and mater­nal-child-health and empowering women in less deve­lo­ped coun­tries, ther­e­by redu­cing pover­ty. The­se goals are achie­ved by pro­vi­ding edu­ca­ti­on in fami­ly plan­ning, sexu­al health, mater­nal and child health, FGM (fema­le geni­tal muti­la­ti­on) and HIV / AIDS pre­ven­ti­on.

HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT US?

Akti­on Regen is lar­ge­ly finan­ced by dona­ti­ons and sustai­ned through the sup­port of dedi­ca­ted vol­un­te­ers. You can sup­port us with sin­gle or mon­th­ly dona­ti­ons, spon­sor a Rain Worker, vol­un­teer in our office in Vien­na with fund­rai­sing, PR or soci­al media tasks, spon­sor us as a com­pa­ny, or if you are trai­ned as a doc­tor or mid­wi­fe, help con­duct trai­nings in our pro­ject coun­tries.

Fami­ly plan­ning is the key to a self-deter­mi­ned life. Pas­sing this mes­sa­ge on to all women and girls and rai­sing awa­reness regar­ding fami­ly plan­ning is at the core of our mis­si­on at Akti­on Regen.