WINDHOEK: Namibia will host the fifth Africa Conference on Sexual Health and Rights in the capital from 19 to 22 September this year.
The conference will take stock of responses to sexual health and rights on the continent since the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) was held in Cairo during 1994.
A statement issued by the Namibia Planned Parenthood Association (NAPPA) on Wednesday said the conference will explore the sexual health and rights of women, girls, adolescents and youth in Africa.
NAPPA, an affiliate of the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF), is organising the conference under the theme “Acknowledging Milestones: Accelerating Access to Sexual Health and Rights in Africa”.
The conference will also discuss, among others, Sexual and Reproductive Rights – Legal; Policy and Programme Issues (including financing sexual and reproductive health); and the Sexual and Reproductive Rights of Adolescents and the Youth.
About 500 local and international delegates are expected to converge at this highly-anticipated conference, which will be preceded by a two-day Youth Sexuality Institute Meeting from 17 to 18 September.
It is a youth capacity-building forum feeding into the main conference.