AIDS Foundation of South Africa and Accountability International release ‘Accountability on African SRHR Instruments’ Toolkit

The AIDS Foundation of South Africa and Accountability International are pleased to announce the launch of the ‘Accountability on African SRHR Instruments’ Toolkit on 17 November 2020.

The toolkit, covering issues of accountability, “aims to unpack a complex narrative by providing analysis, discussions on SRHR, intersecting issues, and further navigating into the various SRHR instruments.”

The toolkit also aims to share information and raise awareness of SRHR issues and their related strategies, mandates and protocols, which can be used to hold leaders and individuals who may have indicated – through ratification or otherwise – that they intend to uphold them, accountable. Additionally, this serves to help people advocate towards better standards and quality of living.

The toolkit focuses on unpacking the complex narratives that exist for a variety of communities of which 12 groups of people are identified within the toolkit, and how cross cutting social, political and economic issues such as Human Rights, Gender Inequality, COVID-19, Access to Safe Abortion, Comprehensive Sexuality Education, Poverty, Environmental Health, Economic Development, and Peace and Security impact these groups. 

People left behind in making access to SRHR real for all include adolescent girls and young women, children and pregnant women living with HIV, displaced persons, gay men and other men who have sex with men, migrants, people aged 50 years and older, people living with HIV, people who inject drugs,  people with disabilities, prisoners, sex workers, and transgender people.

Other themes within the toolkit include ‘What is Accountability’, what commitments are, what commitments entail, as well as various commitments, both Global and African, pertaining to the 12 groups of people above.

The toolkit can be used in trainings, workshops, seminars and discussion sessions on SRHR in order to assess accountability.

Interested Parties may email SexRightsAfricaNetwork@aids.org.za or marisacraig@aids.org.za to request access to the toolkit.