Certificate of Achievement

Kamel Marzouki

has completed the following course:

Religion and Sexual Wellbeing: Pleasure, Piety, and Reproductive Rights

University of Groningen

This course explored the role of religion in sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) and sexual wellbeing. With the help of case-studies from the Philippines, Zimbabwe, and the Netherlands the course investigates what the consequences of cultural polarisation around reproductive rights are, and how people become sexually knowledgeable.

4 weeks, 3 hours per week

Kim Knibbe

Associate Professor Sociology and Anthropology of Religion

University of Groningen

Brenda Bartelink

Assistant Professor

University of Groningen


Learning outcomes

  • Explore the dynamics of current polarization in cases on sexual health and reproductive rights you observe in the media in relation to their local, national and global histories.
  • Investigate the differences and interactions between ‘grand schemes and everyday life’ concerning religion and sexuality.
  • Identify the context of religion and sexuality in specific cultural and gendered contexts.
  • Reflect on all the different contexts through which people become sexually knowledgeable.
  • Investigate the consequences of the polarizing dynamics between religious and secular actors concerning possibilities to improve sexual wellbeing.
  • Reflect on how to position yourself in a way that supports people’s sexual wellbeing and health.


  • Polarisation and the role of religion in reproductive politics at the global level.
  • Religion and sexuality as grand schemes and in everyday life.
  • Navigating sexual wellbeing and gendered forms of violence.
  • How do people become sexually knowledgeable?
  • Case studies from the Philippines, Zimbabwe, and the Netherlands.

Issued on 14th April 2023

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Free online course:

Religion and Sexual Wellbeing: Pleasure, Piety, and Reproductive Rights

University of Groningen