2016 Sexuality Leadership Development Fellowship

July 10 – 23, 2016

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) addresses historical and contemporary issues and emerging best practice in policy and programming for sexual wellbeing. The fellowship is designed to:

  • Provide exposure to cutting-edge conceptual, theoretical, policy and programming issues in sexuality, sexual health and sexual rights;

  • Create a better understanding of the interaction between sexuality, development and social justice including reflections on the International Conference on Population and Development Programme of Action (ICPD PoA)/ICPD Beyond 2014,  and the emerging Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs); and

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

Faculty and Training Methodology

 
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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.

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The faculty for the fellowship is composed of a multidisciplinary team of experts in the field of sexuality, community leadership, advocacy and public health. The training approach incorporates a variety of participatory training methods that enable participants to acquire hands-on skills to start making a difference in their programmes and organizations.   The sessions are structured to promote the sharing of ideas, team building and collaborative work amongst participants with the goal of nurturing relationships that last beyond the fellowship period.

Participants

This course is designed for young professionals in public service, civil society activists, programme officers/ managers in health and social development organizations including media practitioners. Applicants should be aged 35 years or below. Minimum educational qualification required is a Bachelor's degree or its equivalent and demonstrable experience/interest in the area of sexuality, sexual health and rights.

Download the SLDF Brochure