14th Annual Sexuality Leadership Development Fellowship Training

July 14 - 27, 2019

The Sexuality Leadership Development Fellowship addresses historical and contemporary sexuality issues and emerging best practice in policy and programming for sexual well-being in Africa. The curriculum focuses on sexuality, sexual health and rights, sexual diversity, pleasure, HIV/AIDS and vulnerabilities, gender and violence against women.

Course Content

Sexuality Leadership Development Fellowship

The Sexuality Leadership Development Fellowship (SLDF) is designed to:

  • Provide exposure to cutting-edge conceptual, theoretical, policy and programming issues in sexuality, sexual health, sexual rights and reproductive health and rights by beaming contextual lenses on adolescents and youth, girls and women, boys and men in all settings including humanitarian settings and the aged and people living with disabilities;

  • Enhance a better understanding of the interaction between sexuality, development and social justice thus reflecting on implementation of global and regional documents including the International Conference on Population and Development Programme of Action (ICPD PoA)/ICPD Beyond 2014, Fourth World Conference on Women Programme for Action and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs);

  • Facilitate the emergence of a new generation of leaders in the field through knowledge management, leadership development, networking, public speaking and advocacy skills to advance sexual wellbeing.

Faculty and Training Methodology


Liesl Theron

Liesl Theron, who works daily to protect the rights of transgender, transsexual, and nonconforming persons in South Africa. Liesl co-founded Gender DynamiX, the country’s first civil society organization focusing on the needs of trans persons.


The Faculty for the Fellowship is composed of a multidisciplinary team of experts in the field of sexuality, human rights, gender, policy engagements, demography, program management, communication, advocacy and public health. The training approach incorporates a variety of participatory facilitation methods that enable participants to acquire hands-on skills to start making a difference in their organizations and communities. The sessions are conducted in English.


This course is designed for entry to middle level development professionals in sexual and reproductive health across. Women, youth and people desiring to serve as advocates are encouraged to apply. Applicants must demonstrate experience/interest in the area of sexuality, sexual health and rights.