Resource Library

ARSRC's library is a clearinghouse of sexuality resources in Africa. Its collection includes over 1000 gray literature, research findings from work done in the field of sexuality, and gold standard publications. The literature is diverse, sourced from regional and international sources, but with particular emphasis on Africa. The online library provides information similar resources available electronically.



The websites listed below are just a sampling of the vast resources online. It is not meant to be an exhaustive list.

DISCLAIMER: ARSRC is not responsible for the content of external websites. Links are for information purposes only and do not imply endorsement of site or content.

Libraries and Information Portals

Electronic Newsletters

Online Discussion Forums


Libraries and Information Portals

AIDS Education Global Information System (AEGiS)

AEGis is a free-go to website virtual AIDS library consisting of more than 1.3 million articles, covering the world from 1981 to the present. go to website

Behind The Mask

Behind The Maks publishes a news website covering news about lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people in Africa. go to website

Eldis AIDS Portal

Supports the documentation, exchange and use of evidence-based development knowledge. go to website

Gender and HIV/AIDS Portal

This comprehensive web portal offers up-to-date information on the epidemic from a gender perspective, a full range of resources, personal stories and commentaries, and multimedia advocacy tools. go to website

HIV InSite

HIV InSite is a source for comprehensive, in-depth HIV/AIDS information and knowledge. go to website

Knowledge for Health

K4Health disseminates health information using traditional and new media mechanisms and facilitates information use through dynamic learning and exchange programs. go to website

Magnus Hirschfield Archive for Sexology

Magnus Hirschfield Archive for Sexology collects, analyzes and disseminates scientific information on human sexuality and sexual health from other sources. go to website

Royal Tropical Institute

KIT Library offers one of the world's largest collections of scientific and popular books, periodicals, articles and maps concerning developing countries. go to website


Siyanda is an on-line database of gender and development materials from around the world. go to website


WHOLIS indexes all WHO publications from 1948 onwards and articles from WHO-produced journals and technical documents from 1986 to the present. An on-site card catalogue, organized by subject headings, provides go to website to the pre-1985 technical documents.

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Electronic Newsletters and Magazines

AIDS Analysis Africa Online

AIDS Analysis Africa Online is a bi-monthly electronic newsletter focusing on the wide-ranging impact of HIV and AIDS on Africa. subscribe

Exchange Magazine

Exchange is a quarterly magazine on HIV/AIDS, gender and sexuality published in English, French and Portuguese. subscribe

Guttmacher Update

Keep current with the Guttmacher Institute’s latest work. This electronic mailing list updates subscribers with the newest sexual and reproductive health research and policy analysis. subscribe

NAM Newsletters

NAM has a range of email bulletins to keep you up to date and in the loop with the latest research, news and developments in HIV. subscribe

Perspectives on Prevention

Perspectives on Prevention is a newsletter of the Gender-Based Violence  Prevention Network. subscribe

Religious Institute Newsletter

Monthly newsletter on sexuality and religion, highlighting new resources, upcoming events and presentations, and ways to take action for positive change in sexual justice. subscribe

Sexual Violence Research Initiative Newsletter

Weekly circular providing information on resources, publications, events, jobs and other related activities on sexual violence. subscribe

Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality SSSSTALK

The listserv is designed to disseminate professional, sexual health-related information to the SSSS member community. subscribe


Online Discussion Forums

eForum: The Nigeria AIDS Discussion List

The Nigeria-AIDS eForum is the online, email-based news and discussion network on HIV/AIDS in Nigeria. join the discussion


Participate in current discussions on topical gender issues, post your announcements and information requests. join the dicsussion

Knowledge Gateway for Reproductive Health

Knowledge Gateway for Reproductive Health is a virtual knowledge network of over 15,000 people from 195 countries.join the discussion

Sexual Violence Research Initiative Discussion Forum

The SVRI Discussion Forum provides a platform for networking with others, sharing research ideas, methodologies, approaches and to engage in debate on relevant and topical issues within the field of sexual violence.join the discussion



ATHENA Network

ATHENA Network is a global network that works to advance gender equity in the response to HIV and AIDS. go to website

BAOBAB For Women's Human Rights

BAOBAB promotes women's human rights principally via improving knowledge, exercise and development of rights under religious laws, customary laws and statutory laws. go to website

Centre for AIDS Development, Research and Evaluation

CADRE is committed to fast-tracking appropriate and effective responses to HIV/AIDS through informing policy and developing coherent strategic models for interventions. CADRE works in sub-Saharan Africa with a primary focus on southern Africa. go to website

Global Coalition on Women and AIDS

GCWA is a worldwide alliance of civil society groups, networks or women living with HIV, women’s organizations, AIDS service organizations, and the United Nations system, committed to strengthening AIDS programming for women and girls. go to website

International HIV/AIDS Alliance

The Alliance builds the capacity of local civil society groups (providing technical support, encouraging knowledge sharing, supporting fundraising & policy and advocacy work) in order to enable them to reach some of the communities most at risk of HIV with prevention, care and support services, and improved access to treatment. go to website

International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission

IGLHRC is dedicated to human rights advocacy on behalf of people who experience discrimination or abuse on the basis of their actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity or expression. go to website

International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Intersex Association

ILGA promotes the equality of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex people and their liberation from all forms of discrimination. go to website

International Network on Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Concerns and Transgender Issues in Psychology

INET aims to increase cross-cultural collaboration among psychological researchers and practitioners who are concerned about the mental health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender populations. go to website

International Network to Analyze, Communicate and Transform the Campaign against FGM/C

INTACT is an international group of researchers, scholars, and activists committed to bringing scientific evidence to bear on the campaign to end FGM/C. INTACT serves as a forum for FGM/C debate and helps bridge gaps in knowledge and information relevant to FGM/C on the local and the international levels. go to website

Journalists Against AIDS Nigeria

JAAIDS provides innovative communication interventions that will facilitate positive behavior change to reduce the spread of HIV/AIDS.go to website

Society for Women and AIDS in Africa

SWAA works to empower women to address the causes and consequences of HIV/AIDS on Women in Africa. go to website

South Africa HIV/AIDS Information Dissemination Service

SAfAIDS promotes effective and ethical development responses to the epidemic and its impact through HIV and AIDS knowledge management, capacity development, advocacy, policy analysis and documentation. go to website

The Initiative for Equal Rights

TIER was established in 2007 as a response to the continuous discrimination and marginalization of sexual minorities in health programs such as HIV prevention program and human rights advocacy in Nigeria.TIER's activities include Sexual health programming, skill acquisition programs, capacity building development and legal aid program.go to website

Wits Reproductive Health and HIV Institute

WRHI is a leading African academic research institution working in the fields of reproductive health, HIV, and broader arenas of infectious diseases. go to website

Women's Global Network for Reproductive Rights

WGNRR is a global network that builds and strengthens movements for sexual and reproductive health, rights and justice. go to website

Women Living Under Muslim Laws

Women Living Under Muslim Laws is an international solidarity network that provides information, support and a collective space for women whose lives are shaped, conditioned or governed by laws and customs said to derive from Islam. go to website

World Association for Sexual Health

WAS promotes sexual health throughout the lifespan and through the world by developing, promoting and supporting sexology and sexual rights for all. go to website