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Call for Papers on Abortion and Human Rights

Call for Papers on Abortion and Human Rights

The Health and Human Rights Journal is calling for papers to be published in a special section on abortion from a human rights perspective. The special section will be published in June 2017.  Papers must be submitted by 31 ...

No prize for leadership in Africa

No prize for leadership in Africa

The Mo Ibrahim Foundation announced on 16 June that there was no winner of the Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership for 2015. What does this have to do with sexual and reproductive health rights? The Ibr...

Seychelles decriminalises homosexuality

Seychelles decriminalises homosexuality

In a victory for LGBTI rights and inclusive SRHR, the Seychelles government has repealed homophobic colonial legislation. Iranti Media has produced a video interview with Ronny Arnephy describing the history and significance ...

Model law brings hope of ending child marriage

Model law brings hope of ending child marriage

The Southern African Development Community (SADC) has approved a Model Law on Eradicating Child Marriage and Protecting Children Already in Marriage. Although rates of early and forced marriage are believed to be declinin...

Zimbabwe students fighting GBV on campus

Zimbabwe students fighting GBV on campus

When female students at tertiary colleges and universities in Zimbabwe call for action against gender-based violence (GBV) and sexual harassment (SH) on campus, they need up-to-date statistics to back up their claims that thi...

Sexual rights database – mapping SRHR law and policy

Sexual rights database – mapping SRHR law and policy

The Sexual Rights Initiative has created a National Sexual Rights Law and Policy Database to document and compare the status of law and policy related to sexual rights issues in different countries around the world. The D...