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Wrapping up the Dutch “success story”

In this week we were introduced to the importance attached to talking openly about sex in the public domain in the Netherlands. The stories we read at the beginning of …

Fourth World Conference on Women, Beijing 1995

In this step and the following you will watch clips from the documentary Makers: Once and for all with some guiding questions. This documentary reflects on the Fourth Women’s Conference …

Engaging religious leaders

In this short video, Vusi Cebekhulu, Activist and Training Coordinator at Sonke Gender Justice in South Africa, explains why they work with religious leaders to challenge and transform gender inequality …

From property to care

In the previous step you gained insight into how gender inequality between men and women in marriage is tied to religiously legitimized practices of bride price, lobola. Bride price emphasizes …

What is sexual wellbeing?

In this video lecture, Dr Rachel Spronk further explains the approach to sexual wellbeing you saw in the article “Beyond Pain”. In particular, in this video she discusses sexual wellbeing. …

Beyond pain

Following the global Aids epidemic, sex has come to be ‘de-eroticized’ in research on sexuality. What this means is that, in studying some of the ‘painful realities’ and health concerns …

Grand schemes and polarization

You have browsed newspapers and online news in your own context, or the context in which you work, for examples of polarization around sexual health. You may have found news …

Working with religious resources

In the previous step you have investigated how the Sexuality, Gender and Faith Toolkit draws on Bible texts to raise awareness about gender based violence and the importance to transform …

Polarization around sexuality

On Monday January 23 2017, the then US president Donald Trump signed the Mexico city policy, an executive order banning international NGOs from providing abortion services or offering information about …

Religious leaders and SRHR

In this video you are introduced to the work of SAFAIDS with the Faith Gender and Sexuality toolkit in Zimbabwe. Nakai Godfrey Nengomasha, development advisor at SAFAIDS, explains the challenges …

The triangle of religion, tradition and SRHR

In the previous steps you have explored men’s perspectives, roles and experiences in GBV. You have learned how men develop their understandings of masculinity and femininity in a patriarchal context …

Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

In the previous steps you have explored what Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights are in your perspective, and explored how these terms become meaningful in the policies of the …