Open Air Lecture: Sexual and Reproductive Rights in Uganda
Thursday 13 August, 18:00 - 19:30
The right to sexual and reproductive health forms an essential part of a variety of human rights. Nevertheless, their protection and safeguarding in many countries is far from optimal. Teaching about sexual and reproductive health involves touching sensitive topics, often stigmatised in cultures, traditions or religious beliefs.
How can sexual and reproductive health be taught effectively and in harmony with local cultures and beliefs? What makes the Ugandan case special?
Dr Billie de Haas is an assistant professor of Population Studies at the University of Groningen. As a freelance researcher, she specialises in sexual and reproductive health rights, including HIV and AIDS. Her PhD research focused specifically on school-based sexuality education in Uganda, paying attention to the role of personal and cultural experiences regarding sexuality. She is an active member of Share-Net Netherlands, the Dutch knowledge platform on sexual and reproductive health and rights.
The lecture will take place around the gazebo in the park Noorderplantsoen, everyone is encouraged to bring their own blanket to sit on. Hand sanitiser will be provided and it will be made sure to keep at least 1.5 metres distance between different participants.
Important: The set-up of the event may change following rules from the municipality. Please therefore check this page regularly for the latest version.
In case of bad weather, the lecture will take place online.