Cameroon hosts Africa confab on sexual health rights - Yaounde, the Cameroonian capital, will host the sixth edition of Africa's Conference on Sexual Health and Rights from 3-7 February, PANA reported Sunday, quoting organisers.
The theme of the conference is 'Eliminating Women and Girls' Sexual and Reproductive Health Vulnerabilities in Africa'.
According to the organisers, the participants will come from the civil society, youths, policy makers and leading Non-Governmental organization in the field of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR), and the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF).
They said Cameroon was selected to host the conference as a result of the many accomplishments of the government and the engagement and leadership of the wife of the Cameroonian president, particularly through her work with the African Synergy in reducing maternal morbidity and mortality as well as the significant contributions of several civil society organisations in promoting sexual and reproductive health of women and girls.
The conference will deliberate on Sexual and Reproductive Health of all categories of women and girls, including women living with HIV, women and girls in conflict situations, and women and girls with disabilities.
It will also focus on excluded and marginalized populations, early marriages, adolescent motherhood, and gender-based violence.
The objectives of the conference are to identify promising/best practices for eliminating women and girls' sexual and reproductive health vulnerabilities.
It will enhance women and girls' programmes in regional and global development agenda, including International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD), beyond 2014 and post-2015 Development Agenda.
The conference will start with a two-day capacity building workshop on sexual and reproductive health and rights for young people.
Various Sexual and Reproductive Health constituencies will also hold expert meetings and consultation during the days.