Sexual and reproductive rights of
young African women:
A discussion and launch of The State of World Population Report
Time: 11 May 2023 16:30 - 17:30 (GMT+2)
In Africa, the Covid-19 pandemic exacerbated the challenges for already vulnerable groups and during school closures, teenage pregnancies increased. Many young mothers, victims of written as well as unwritten rules, were not allowed to continue their education.
Sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) are central to sustainable development as linked to gender equality, women’s empowerment, and poverty reduction. Yet, it is not universally accessible or globally accepted. What can be done to further these rights in Africa?
The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the Swedish Association for Sexuality Education (RFSU) and The Nordic Africa Institute (NAI) host this panel discussion on women, minorities and sexual and reproductive health and rights in Africa as part of the launch of “The State of World Population Report”.
Watch the recorded webinar here:
Welcome & Introduction:
- Moderator: Therese Sjömander-Magnusson, Director, Nordic Africa Institute (NAI).
- Dr. Natalia Kanem, Executive Director, the United Nations Population Fund.
- Helen Eduards, Director General and Head of Department for International Development, Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Sweden.
- Dr. Viola Nilah Nyakato External link., NAI Associate and Senior Lecturer at Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST), Uganda.
- Hans Linde, President of the Swedish Association for Sexuality, Sweden.
- Professor Eleanor Fisher External link., Head of Research, the Nordic Africa Institute, Sweden.
- Dr. Sarah Thomsen, Lead Policy Specialist for Health and SRHR, Sida, Sweden.