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5th Africa Conference on Sexual Health & Rights - Namibia

Event Date: 
September 19, 2012 (All day) - September 22, 2012 (All day)

The 5th Africa Conference on Sexual Health and Rights is being hosted by the Namibia Planned Parenthood Association (NAPPA), an affiliate member of the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) under the auspices of the African Federation for Sexual Health and Rights. The conference theme is "Sexual Health and Rights in Africa: Where are We?" This conference will interrogate the status of sexual health and rights in Africa and in particular focus on women, girls, adolescents and youth.

Efforts will be made to ensure that many constituent groups and stakeholders engage in learning exchange around policy and programme management including financing for sexual health.

Objectives

- To take stock of responses to sexual health and rights on the continent since ICPD
- To explore sexual health and rights of women, girls, adolescents and youth in Africa

The conference presentations, papers and posters will explore the conference theme and the sub-themes “Sexual and Reproductive Rights-Legal, Policy and Programme Issues (including financing sexual and reproductive health)” and “Sexual and Reproductive Rights of Adolescents and Youth” through the following thematic areas:

- Adolescent and Youth Sexuality

- Women’s and Girls Sexuality

- Disabilities and Sexual Rights

- Sexual Rights and Sex Work

- HIV/AIDS and Sexuality

- Sexuality, Culture and Religion

- Sexual and Reproductive Rights (Legal, Policy and Programme Issues- financing, equity, access, implementation, enforcement and redress)

- Sexual Orientation, Sexual/Gender Identity and Sexual and Reproductive Rights

- Capacity building and Knowledge Management

Desired Outcomes

- Alliance building, capacity enhancement and learning exchange for improved Policy, Legal and Programme management on sexual and reproductive rights.
- To disseminate relevant international declarations, charters and guidelines to civil society organizations to enhance their role in promoting sexual and reproductive rights.
- To plan and conduct a communications strategy, around the conference in order to produce dialogue on issues of sexuality, sexual health and sexual rights.
- To produce a conference technical report/publication that can be publicized for use by various institutions working in the field of sexual and reproductive rights.

Location:
Windhoek
Namibia

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