'Mary' felt she had no choice but to risk a back-alley abortion in Nairobi [Amanda Fisher/Al Jazeera]

Dangerously cheap: Kenya's illegal abortions

An upcoming battle in Kenyan courts could determine future access to safe, legal abortions for women there.

In 2010, a new constitution was passed, heralded globally as a progressive foundational document for its principles of gender equality in parliament; freedom of media; and formation of an independent Human Rights and Equality Commission to investigate human rights abuses. The trouble is that much of what was included has met resistance and debate.

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Conference on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Policy Research
Gent, Belgium
Dec 1-2, 2016
Symposium on Gender Studies
Warsaw, Poland
Dec 3, 2016
Researching Gender-Based Violence: Methods and Meaning
London, United Kingdom
Feb 13-17, 2017
23rd Congress of World Association for Sexual Health
Prague, Czech Republic
May 28 - 31, 2017
International Conference on Sexuality 2017: Health, Education and Rights
Bangkok, Thailandd
July 17-19, 2017
 
 
 
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SEXUALITY IN THE NEWS
Chad’s Fertility Rate is Rising to Dangerous Levels
Financial Times
‘We don’t want our condoms’ – Malawian Women Say, Claiming They Kill Pleasure
Malawi 24
Young African Women Are Especially Vulnerable to HIV/AIDS
Science Magazine
Is Comprehensive Sexuality Education a War on Children?
Standard Media

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NIGERIA: Eliminating female circumcision for improved sexual, reproductive health
According to a UN report, Nigeria has the highest number of FGM cases in the world; this accounts for about a quarter of the 125 million cases identified worldwide. Yet, experts say that this common practice has no health benefits.MORE
How should sexual violence be reported by humanitarian organisations?
Policies around reporting sexual assault in NGOs need to be carefully managed. There is an argument to speak out, but pressurising victims to report won’t help.MORE
 

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Lagos State Government Plan of Action to Empower Marginalised Adolescent Girls 2016 – 2015

Lagos State Government Plan of Action to Empower Marginalised Adolescent Girls 2016 – 2015  
The Plan of Action makes the case for enhanced inter-sectoral and multi-stakeholder collaboration in efforts to ensure that marginalized adolescent girls are not left behind, in alignment with international commitments and national commitments towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) especially in Lagos State.download


Daring To Dream: Listening to Out-Of-School Adolescent Girls

Daring To Dream: Listening to Out-Of-School Adolescent Girls 
This report is based on interviews conducted with out-of-school adolescent girls in Makoko, Lagos by Action Health Incorporated. It highlights the lived realities of adolescent girls within urban slum communities in Nigeria.DOWNLOAD

Family Life and HIV Education for Junior Secondary Schools: Students' Handbook

Family Life and HIV Education for Junior Secondary Schools: Students' Handbook, 2nd Edition
This handbook aims to empower young people with the knowledge and skills to live happy and healthy lives. It provides answers to many of the questions young people usually have about the physical and emotional issues they face during adolescence.download
 

"I Will Never Be Cut": Kenyan Girls Fight Back Against Genital Mutilation

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