News & Updates
End of Year Message from the Conference Convener
Dear friends, I bring you very warm greetings of the season and thanks for your various efforts at promoting universal access to sexual and reproductive health and rights for all in Africa. Despite the many worthy accomplishments of the year 2015 especially the successful negotiations of the global goals for sustainable development, African Girls Summit…
Child marriage cases in Ghana alarming – UNAIDS
The UNAIDS Country Coordinator for Ghana, Girmay Haile, has revealed Ghana has potentially one of the world’s highest cases of child marriage. Speaking at the launch of the 7th Africa Conference on Sexual Health in Accra on Wednesday, December 22, Mr. Girmay Haile expressed concern about rising reports of child marriages, describing it as “alarming”….
Sexual Health and Rights Conference Launched in Accra
Accra, Dec 23, GNA – Mr Girmay Haile, United Nations AIDS (UNAIDS) Ghana Programmes Coordinator has said the exposure of adolescents to sexual issues, population and development is very essential to broaden their knowledge. He said adolescents constitute important component of the population that needs to be invested in for national development. Mr Haile announced…
Flight and Hotel Reservations
The official conference flight and hotel partners will be announced in the first week of January. Delegates are encouraged to book via these partners as to obtain relatively cheaper rates through discounts that have been arranged with them.
First Lady of Ghana, Conference Patron
The National Organizing Committee of the 7th Africa Conference on Sexual Health & Rights is pleased to announce that the First Lady of the Republic of Ghana and the current President of the Organization of African First Ladies Against HIV and AIDS (OAFLA) Her Excellency Lordina Mahama will be the Official Conference Patron. Read more
Early Bird Registration Extended
In this season of giving, we are extending the early bird registration deadline to 31st December, 2015. This means you have more time to make paid registrations at a lower cost (US$200) before the event. We urge you to take advantage of this extension as registrations or payments made after 31st December, 2015 will attract…
Do you need an invitation letter?
If you need an invitation letter to obtain a visa or secure a sponsorship to attend the conference, please make sure you have registered online. Then send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org requesting for an invitation letter. Please state the following in your e-mail: – Purpose of letter (visa acquisition, to seek sponsorship etc.) – Your…
African Union Adopts Common Position on Ending Child Marriage
Johannesburg, South Africa – 17 June, 2015 – The African Union (AU) today announced that it has formally adopted a common position on ending child marriage in Africa. Under the new agreement, the AU is urging its Member States to establish comprehensive action plans to end child marriage, including establishing and enforcing laws which set…
Addis Ababa Declaration on Accelerating the Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action
Towards a transformational change for women and girls in Africa We, the African Ministers responsible for Gender and Women’s Affairs, attending the Ninth African Regional Conference on Women for the twenty-year review of the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, held in Addis Ababa on 19 November 2014, organized by the Economic…
Statement delivered at the UN General Assembly by the African CSOs Coalition on Population and Development
Mr President, Excellencies, It is a privilege to address you today, on behalf of organisations that make up the Africa CSOs Coalition on Population and Development. At the 20 year anniversary of the ICPD Programme of Action, a paradigm shift that placed human rights and individual dignity at the heart of development, Africa has much…