KENYA – Criminalizing Adolescence: A Call to Reform the Sexual Offences Act in Kenya

A joint publication of the Center for Reproductive Rights and the Federation of Women Lawyers, Kenya. Conceptualized by Evelyne Opondo, Senior Regional Director for Africa, and Lucy Minayo, Capacity Building Manager, CRR Africa. The Sexual Offences Act (SOA) does not make any distinction between sex between adolescent minors and sexual acts between adolescent minors and adults — all of which are classified and/or have been interpreted as criminal offences. The SOA also does not make … Continued

WEBSITE – 2+ ABORTIONS WORLDWIDE

This website carries personal stories from those who have had 2+ abortions, with the aim of showing that this is a common experience, for the same reasons that women use contraception over many years – to prevent and end unintended and unwanted pregnancies. It also includes personal stories of abortion providers responding to the fact that some of the women they help have come back a second time, and how they felt about it. The … Continued

IRELAND – Lights Out: A Sense of Quietness

by Falling Tree Productions A radio programme focusing on the history of the movement to legalise abortion in Ireland and women’s experiences finding abortions. The programme follows a line of connection through four women across two referendums to explore the unexpected consequences of talking about abortion. Starting on live television at a beauty pageant, you will hear from a journalist, a radio producer, the founder of a woman’s clinic and a woman travelling from Ireland … Continued

SEXUALITY EDUCATION: READING FOR CHILDREN

This website, from Sex Positive Families in the USA, contains a list of books about sex and sexuality grouped accordingly to children’s age. It is a great resource for anyone working with sexuality education or simply a parent who wishes to teach their children about human body, consent, sexual orientation, gender identity and more. The featured read for this month is Wait, What?: A Comic Book Guide to Relationships, Bodies, and Growing Up is the … Continued

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