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The African Federation for Sexual Health and Rights (AFSHR)

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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:

Year

City, Country

Host Organization

2004

Johannesburg, South Africa

South Africa Sexual Health Association

2006

Nairobi, Kenya

Planned Parenthood Federation of America International -Africa Regional Office

2008

Abuja, Nigeria

Action Health Incorporated

2010

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

International Planned Parenthood Federation- Africa Regional Office

2012

Windhoek, Namibia

Namibia Planned Parenthood Association

2014

Yaoundé, Cameroon

Women in Alternative Action

2016

Accra, Ghana

Curious Minds

2018

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, esietuwem@gmail.com;  www.africasexuality.org

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