Call for Applications - 2017 Sexuality Leadership Development Fellowship

July 16 - 29, 2017

The Africa Regional Sexuality Resource Centre (ARSRC) – project of Action Health Incorporated, announces the 14th edition of its annual Sexuality Leadership Development Fellowship (SLDF) training programme. The two-week course is scheduled to take place in Lagos, Nigeria from July 16th -29th, 2017.

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'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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FEATURES
 
EVENTS
 
WHAT'S NEW & ANNOUNCEMENTS
1st Global Meeting on Sexual Violence
Lisbon, Portugal
Apr 1-3, 2017
3rd World Conference on Women’s Studies
Colombo, Sri Lanka
May 4-6, 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
 
 
 
 
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
First National Conference on Inclusivity, Equality and Diversity in University Education in NigeriaMORE
SEXUALITY IN THE NEWS
African Women Have Made Significant Gains, UN Rights Report Shows
Pambazuka News
Legalisation of Sex Work Associated with Lower Prevalence of HIV in Sex Workers
Aidsmap
Malawi Constitution Will No Longer Allow Child Marriage
Girls Not Brides
Egypt's Religious Institutions to Offer Couples Premarital Sex Ed
Al Monitor

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'The exorcism was over in 15 minutes but nothing changed' - LGBT life in Nigeria
"I was so tired of feeling rejected by God. I just wanted peace. I was so conflicted. You go to church and keep hearing about how lesbians and gay people are an abomination, how they are going to hell, and you don't understand why God is rejecting you before you even had a chance to say, 'I don't want this'."MORE
We need to talk about the 'taboo' of women's health in South Africa
Women's healthcare in South Africa is steeped in stigma and misinformation, and Donald Trump's Global Gag Rule does nothing to clear the misunderstanding. There is a severe lack of education locally surrounding women's health, particularly surrounding reproductive and family planning services.MORE
 

PUBLICATIONS SPOTLIGHT
 
 
 
VIDEO SPOTLIGHT

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


Technical Guidance for Prioritizing Adolescent Health

Technical Guidance for Prioritizing Adolescent Health 
This technical guidance aims to support countries to both advocate for increased investments in adolescent health and to guide strategic choices and decision-making for such investments to be reflected in national development policies, strategies or plans.DOWNLOAD

Report on Human Rights Violations based on Real or Perceived Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in Nigeria

Report on Human Rights Violations based on Real or Perceived Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in Nigeria
This report outlines the legal framework governing human rights in Nigeria, discusses and gives case studies of frequent forms of violence against LGBTQI people in Nigeria to LGBTQI human rights organizations.download
 

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

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