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4th Africa Conference on Sexual Health and Rights

Event Date: 
February 9, 2010 (All day) - February 12, 2010 (All day)

The purpose of the 4th Africa Conference on Sexual Health and Rights is to examine the interrelationship between sexuality and HIV & AIDS. In particular, to open up discourse on sexuality in Africa and how this might lead to new insights in reducing the spread of HIV & AIDS in Africa. The focus will be on identifying new and emerging vulnerabilities and vulnerable people using the concept of sexual rights and sexuality in the fight against HIV & AIDS; explore how the application of human rights framework to sexuality might provide new insights in developing interventions to reduce the spread of HIV & AIDS and map out new and innovative strategies, programming and funding best suited to deal with those most vulnerable to HIV & AIDS infection.

The Conference will focus on critical issues like gender based violence including female genital mutilation, rape as a weapon of war etc, child marriages, masculinity, sexual orientation, gender equality and sexuality, sexuality of people living with HIV & AIDS – all factors that are critical to any interventions focusing on sexual health, rights and HIV & AIDS. It will provide a framework of how sexuality and the application of sexual rights would lead to lead to openness, responsibility and choices for all people, and in particular for young people, on sex, sexuality and sexual behaviour.

This conference is part of a long-term process of building and fostering regional dialogue on sexual rights and health that leads to concrete action to influence policy particularly that of the African Union and its bodies.

For questions about the conference, including participation, sponsorship, and exhibition, contact:

Funmi Balogun-Alexander
fbalogun@ippfaro.org

Yvette Kathurima
ykathurima@ippfaro.org

Uwemedimo Esiet
u.esiet@actionhealthinc.org

Location:
Addis Ababa
Ethiopia

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