THE IMPACT OF THE PRO-FAMILY MOVEMENT IN SOUTHERN AFRICA
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Date: 26 November 2020 Time: 12h00 –14h30
Emerging evidence across Eastern and Southern Africa (ESA) region shows that Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) improves adolescents and youth Sexual Reproductive Health (SRH) knowledge, attitudes and behaviour when implemented well and completely. However, there is an emerging evidence of a global movement against Sexual Reproductive Health Rights in the ESA region that is using variety of strategies to roll back gains made in recent years in relation to CSE and SRHR, including an attempt to undermine the work of the United Nations development partners.
This countermovement appears to be focusing in the ESA region given that the ESA commitments to implementing SRHR and CSE is up for renewal in December 2020. While there is an extensive anecdotal and growing research evidence pointing to the activities and worldviews of this evidence against SRHR in ESA, less is known about the specific impact of these networks and campaigns in ESA including the recent removal of CSE in schools in Namibia and the debate in the Zambian Parliament of a private member's motion to urging government to suspend CSE.
Prof. Finn Reygan, Acting Strategic Lead, Human and Social Capabilities, HSRC
Dr Haley McEwen (PhD), Researcher and Research Coordinator, Wits Centre for Diversity Studies
1. Womba Wanki, Executive Director, Generation Alive
2. Priscilla Nabatanzi, Project Officer, Reproductive Health Uganda
3. Risto Mushongo, Project Manager, Namibia Planned Parenthood Association (NAPPA)
4. Pepe Onziema, Head of Programmes, Sexual Minorities Uganda
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