Uganda and Anti-gay Bill Push LGBT Activists Into Action

Sexual violence in conflict – what use is the law?

Through conflict after conflict, sexual violence persists, not just as individual crimes but as a weapon of war, from the Balkans to the Congo, from Liberia and Sierra Leone to present day Iraq. It persists, says Madeleine Rees, the secretary general of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, because it’s effective.

Working to prevent it and cope with its effects is a dauntingly wide-ranging task, which entails tackling deep-seated attitudes at the core of societies, as well as the provision of medical help, emotional support and legal advice to the victims.

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Mbonimpa, 27, a gay man from the Democratic Republic of Congo shows one of the death threats a friend of his, a Ugandan LGBT refugee named David, has received on his cell phone Sexuality Leadership Development Fellows 2015
7th Africa Conference on Sexual Health and Rights
Accra, Ghana
Feb 8 - 12, 2016
7th Annual Women's Leadership and Empowerment Conference
Bangkok, Thailand
Mar 1 - 3, 2016
Women Deliver 4th Global Conference
Copenhagen, Denmark
May 16 - 19, 2016
Abortion and Reproductive Justice - The Unfinished Revolution II
Belfast, Northern Ireland
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1st South African National Conference on Violence
Johannesburg, South Africa
Aug 15 - 17, 2016
 
 
 
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Inside the nightmares of Africa's LGBT refugees
Gay Ugandans fleeing a wave of homophobia have been covered widely in the international media. But LGBT people are fleeing countries across East and Central Africa, where religious crusaders are pushing forward anti-gay laws. The most common reason for flight isn't violence by strangers - although that sometimes occurs - but threats of violence and estrangement by their own families.MORE
Meet the Sexuality Leadership Development Fellows of 2015
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. ARSRC is pleased to present the Fellows Class of 2015.MORE
 

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Family Life and HIV Education for Junior Secondary Schools: Students' Handbook

Family Life and HIV Education for Junior Secondary Schools: Students' Handbook, 2nd Edition 
This handbook aims to empower young people with the knowledge and skills to live happy and healthy lives. It provides answers to many of the questions young people usually have about the physical and emotional issues they face during adolescence.download

Partners & Allies

Partners & Allies: Toolkit for Meaningful Adolescent Girl Engagement 
The goal of this toolkit is to enable institutions, programs, and project teams to strategically and meaningfully engage girls as equal and active participants in the leadership and development of their communities, nations, and the world.DOWNLOAD

The Role of Parliamentarians in Ending Child Marriage

Universal Access to Reproductive Health: Progress and Challenges
This report seeks to identify areas where reproductive health has advanced or not according to four main indicators: Adolescent birth rate, contraceptive prevalence rate, unmet need for family planning rate, proportion of demand for contraception satisfied.DOWNLOAD
 

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

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