The 10th African Conference on Sexual Health and Rights on Monday commenced in Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone, with delegates from 41 countries in attendance.
The conference, which is supported by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), is themed “Accelerating the Elimination of Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV)”.
The conference focuses on knowledge sharing, consciousness raising, and coalition building to prevent and mitigate SGBV across settings, including in fragile and crisis contexts and online.
Meanwhile, the conference will utilize a range of innovative methodologies, traditional plenary, and workshop sessions to focus on programmatic policy practices in ending SGBV. A total of 900 delegates aged from 13 to 75 will participate in over 45 curated sessions.
The conference is part of a long-term process of building and fostering dialogue on sexual and reproductive health and rights in Africa with the aim of advancing universal access to sexual and reproductive health and rights information and services for all. Enditem