Sexuality and HIV & AIDS IN Africa Report of the 4th Africa Conference on Sexual Health and Rights

Published: February 24, 2011

TABLE OF CONTENTS
 List of Abbreviations and Acronym____________________________________ 4
 Executive Summary_________________________________________________ 5
Objectives and Expected Outcomes____________________________________ 7
Objective I_______________________________________________________________________ 7
Objective II ______________________________________________________________________ 7
Objective III _____________________________________________________________________ 7
Expected outcomes ________________________________________________________________ 7
Opening Ceremony _________________________________________________ 8
Day 1____________________________________________________ 10
 State of SRHR in Africa Focusing on Sexual Rights, FGM, HIV/AIDS and
Maternal Mortality – PLENARY 1 ____________________________________ 10
 Implementing the MPoA, a Key Factor to Achieving SRHR in Africa –
PLENARY 2_______________________________________________________ 13
Panel Discussion: Choice, Sexuality, Vulnerability and HIV & AIDS –
PLENARY 3_______________________________________________________ 16
Achieving Sexual Rights: A Mirage? _________________________________________________ 18
Strengthening African Institutions and Capacity by Investing in Africa: Taking
the Principles of the Paris Declaration to the Civil Society – PLENARY 4 ____ 19
Official launch in Africa of the IPPF Sexual Rights Declaration ____________ 21
Day 2____________________________________________________ 23
Co-Chair Lecture – Josina Machel ____________________________________ 23
SGBV, Sexuality and HIV/AIDS: Exploring the intersections – PLENARY 5 _ 24
 Concurrent Sessions ________________________________________________ 27
Gender, Youth, Poverty and HIV/AIDS_______________________________________________ 27
Sexuality, HIV and the Most Vulnerable persons _______________________________________ 28
Emerging Issues on Youth SRHR in Ethiopia with a Focus on Young Girls___________________ 29
 People Living with Disabilities, Sexuality and HIV/AIDS – PLENARY 6_____ 30
 Concurrent Sessions ________________________________________________ 32
Skills Building Session: Steps to Transforming Evaluation Practice for Social Change (A rights-based
social justice approach to program planning, monitoring and evaluation) ______________ 34
 Book Launch : A Tapestry of Human Sexuality in Africa. _________________ 36
 DEBATE: Is the Media Fuelling the Spread of HIV/AIDS in Africa?________ 37
 Panel Discussion and Film Presentation – Courage and Hope: African teachers
living with HIV/AIDS _______________________________________________ 39
Day 3____________________________________________________ 40
Co-Chair Lecture – Dr. Musimbi Kanyoro______________________________ 40
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 Where is the Money for Sexuality, Sexual Rights & HIV/AIDS in Africa –
PLENARY 7_______________________________________________________ 41
 Concurrent Sessions ________________________________________________ 43
Masculinities, Sexuality and HIV & AIDS_____________________________________________ 43
Skills Building Workshop__________________________________________________________ 45
Redefining Feminism: No ifs, ands or buts ____________________________________________ 45
Criminalization of Same Sex Union in Africa – Implications for sexuality and
HIV/AIDS – PLENARY 8____________________________________________ 47
 Concurrent Sessions ________________________________________________ 49
Sexuality, HIV and AIDS: Lessons from Ethiopia_______________________________________ 49
Sexual Rights, the Law and Legal Reforms ____________________________________________ 50
Skills Building Session: ___________________________________________________________ 50
It’s all One Curriculum: Integrating Gender and Rights into Sexuality and HIV & AIDS Education.50
Skills Building Session: ___________________________________________________________ 51
‘Photovoice’: A Visual Participatory Methodology – A tool in Engaging Marginalized Groups in
Voicing and Analyzing Issues that Affect Their Lives and Taking Action. _____________ 51
Day 4____________________________________________________ 52
 Book Launch: Happy, Healthy and Hot!________________________________ 52
 Exploring Positive Sexuality, Sexual Health and Pleasure within the Context of
HIV and AIDS – PLENARY 9 ________________________________________ 53
 What is the Way Forward for SRHR, HIV and Sexuality Integration in Africa?
– PLENARY 10 ____________________________________________________ 55
 Closing Ceremony __________________________________________________ 57

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