Africa: Third African Conference on Sexual Health and Rights


Second Call for Abstracts

Sexuality, Poverty and Accountability in Africa

4th -7th February 2008, Abuja , Nigeria

Deadline EXTENDED: September 30, 2007

The Abstract Review Committee for the 3rd Africa Conference on Sexual Health and Rights has extended their deadline in order to give submitters an opportunity to send in abstracts that highlight programmatic experiences in the area of Sexual Health and Rights. The deadline for submission of abstracts will be September 30, 2007. Women and Youth are strongly encouraged to apply.

The conference theme is Sexuality, Poverty and Accountability in Africa and the sub-themes include:

  • Adolescent and Youth Sexuality (Sexuality Education/Life Skills/HIV/AIDS Education, Youth Participation and Leadership, Youth Friendly Health Services, Married Adolescents, Livelihood Skills)
  • Women’s Sexuality (Unsafe Abortion, Maternal Morbidity and Mortality, Sexual Pleasure, Gender and Sexuality)
  • Family Planning and Reproductive Health (Access, Equity, New Technologies, Ethics, Politics, Health Systems, Infertility)
  • HIV/AIDS and Sexuality (HIV/AIDS and Family Planning, Access to Treatment, Sexual Rights of People Living with HIV/AIDS, Poverty and HIV/AIDS, Accountability in HIV/AIDS Programming, Integrating Sexuality into HIV/AIDS Programming,)
  • Sexuality and Religion (Faith-Based Initiatives, Religion and Sexual Rights, Traditional Religion, Gender Roles in a Religious Context)
  • Sexual Abuse and Gender Based Violence (Rape, Intimate Partner Abuse, Legal Frameworks, Childhood Sexual Abuse, Sexual Harassment and Exploitation, Sexual Initiation Practices)
  • Culture, Media and Arts (Cultural Norms and Sexuality, Public and Private Sexuality, Media Accountability, Media and Behavioral Change, FGM, Widowhood, Initiation into Adulthood)
  • Sexuality and Knowledge Management (Research, Training, Capacity Building, New Advocacies)
  • (Im)Mobility and Sexuality (Migration, Forced Migration, Internally Displaced Persons, Trafficking in Persons and Sexual Slavery)
  • Sexuality and the Law (Transactional Sex, Pornography, Sex Work, Conjugal Benefits, Forced Marriage, Sexual Intimacy and the Law)

Abstract Submission Requirements

  • Abstracts must be prepared in a text format
  • Abstracts may be submitted in English or in French
  • Abstracts must indicate the link the presenter will make to the main conference theme
  • Abstracts must clearly indicate the following: -
    • Abstract Title
    • 5 Keywords describing the presentation
    • Preferred presentation type: Oral or Poster
    • Name(s) of Author and Institution(s) with the name of the presenting author appearing first
    • Postal and Email address
    • Required audiovisual equipment. When the use of videotape is required, submitter should specify video system and format.
  • Abstracts must include separate paragraphs on: -
    • Background and Objectives
    • Issues and methods
    • Findings
    • Conclusions and Recommendations
  • Abstracts must not exceed 400 words
  • Abstracts should be submitted via email to the Conference Coordinator at and will be acknowledged upon receipt.

Abstract Acceptance Notification

All abstracts will be submitted to the Abstract Review Committee. Once reviewed, the Conference Secretariat will notify you of your abstract status (accepted or not accepted and final session format). If your abstract is accepted for presentation, you will be required to confirm your participation and register for the conference. Please note that the conference organizers are not offering scholarships for participation or presentation of papers.