One of Femi Kuti and the Positive Force dancers

They can’t stop the dance: The Trouble with Limiting African Pleasures

The different expressions of pleasure through the African body in colonial and post colonial Africa have been strongly regulated and silenced.

Before the disruption that was colonialism, there were traditional spaces, both public and private, that allowed for the discussion of sexual matters and the expression of its pleasure. However, African sexual pleasure and dance are now being reclaimed as powerful forms of communication and expression.

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1st International Women Multidisciplinary Conference
Ogun State, Nigeria
11 - 12 September, 2018
Women Leaders in Global Health Conference
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2018 International Conference on Gender Studies: Gender (Mis)Representations
Cambridge, UK
1 - 2 December 2018
Sexuality and Technology: An Inclusive Interdisciplinary Conference
Vienna, Austria
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International technical guidance on sexuality education

International technical guidance on sexuality education: An evidence-informed approach 
The guidance on was developed to assist education, health and other relevant authorities in the development and implementation of school-based and out-of-school comprehensive sexuality education programmes and materials.download

Turning promises into action: Gender equality in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Turning promises into action: Gender equality in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development 
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Ending child marriage: Child marriage Laws and their limitations
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