Uganda and Anti-gay Bill Push LGBT Activists Into Action

Sexual violence in conflict – what use is the law?

Through conflict after conflict, sexual violence persists, not just as individual crimes but as a weapon of war, from the Balkans to the Congo, from Liberia and Sierra Leone to present day Iraq. It persists, says Madeleine Rees, the secretary general of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, because it’s effective.

Working to prevent it and cope with its effects is a dauntingly wide-ranging task, which entails tackling deep-seated attitudes at the core of societies, as well as the provision of medical help, emotional support and legal advice to the victims.

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Mbonimpa, 27, a gay man from the Democratic Republic of Congo shows one of the death threats a friend of his, a Ugandan LGBT refugee named David, has received on his cell phone why ending child marriage should be a target
Organisational Change for Gender Equality: Practical Skills and Approaches
Norwich, United Kingdom
Jul 13 - 17, 2015
22nd Congress of World Association for Sexual Health
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Jul 25 - 28, 2015
International Conference on Public Health Governance in Africa
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Nov 12 - 13, 2015
Global Female Condom Conference
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7th Africa Conference on Sexual Health and Rights
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Inside the nightmares of Africa's LGBT refugees
Gay Ugandans fleeing a wave of homophobia have been covered widely in the international media. But LGBT people are fleeing countries across East and Central Africa, where religious crusaders are pushing forward anti-gay laws. The most common reason for flight isn't violence by strangers - although that sometimes occurs - but threats of violence and estrangement by their own families.MORE
Sustainable Development Goals: Why Ending Child Marriage Should Be A Target
When you have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to shape the face of global development, you want to make sure you make the most of it. Curbing child marriage will reduce poverty and improve rates of nutrition, health and economic growth. It needs to be an explicit target in the SDGs.MORE
 

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

Family Life and HIV Education for Junior Secondary Schools: Students' Handbook, 2nd Edition 
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Sexual Health, Human Rights and the Law

Sexual Health, Human Rights and the Law 
This report demonstrates the relationship between sexual health, human rights and the law. It shows how states in different parts of the world can and do support sexual health through legal and other mechanisms that are consistent with human rights standards and their own human rights obligations.DOWNLOAD

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Diversity in Human Sexuality: Implications for Policy in Africa
This report examines the extent to which science supports arguments that proponents of laws criminalising sexual and gender diversity make. The report concludes that it is evident that contemporary science increasingly recognises the wide range of natural variation in human sexuality, sexual orientations and gender identities.DOWNLOAD
 

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