The African Federation for Sexual Health and Rights (AFSHR) was established in June 2002, as an outcome of meeting in Pretoria, South Africa where sexual and reproductive health advocates and organizations from across Africa met.  The primary mandate of AFSHR is to advance sexual health and rights on the Africa continent through knowledge management specifically by convening the Africa Conference on Sexual Health and Rights.  AFSHR has done this through a partnership model that enables the host organization take significant responsibility for the conference including securing partnership with the host government whilst AFSHR holds the convening right and oversight for the conference.

The conference schedule is as follows:


City, Country

Host Organization


Johannesburg, South Africa

South Africa Sexual Health Association


Nairobi, Kenya

Planned Parenthood Federation of America International -Africa Regional Office


Abuja, Nigeria

Action Health Incorporated


Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

International Planned Parenthood Federation- Africa Regional Office


Windhoek, Namibia

Namibia Planned Parenthood Association


Yaoundé, Cameroon

Women in Alternative Action


Accra, Ghana

Curious Minds


Johannesburg, South Africa

Youth Lab



AFSHR works with governments, civil society organizations and other stakeholders.  The maiden AFSHR Lifetime Awardee is Professor Fred Torgbor  Sai


For further enquires contact Dr. Uwemedimo Uko Esiet, Convener, AFSHR,;