Applying human rights principles to selected sexual rights and sexuality issues in Africa 805

Module code HRA 805
Qualification Postgraduate
Faculty Faculty of Law
Module content

The focus of this module is on the application of human rights principles to selected issues related to sexual and sexuality issues in Africa, with a view to developing human rights responses to related contemporary challenges in the African region.
Topics include:

  1. Overview of relevant concepts
  2. The foundation of sexual rights in international human rights instruments
  3. Sexual norms and gender stereotypes
  4. Sex work and human rights
  5. Sexual coercion and abuse
  6. Sexually transmitted infections including HIV and rights relating to information and prevention
  7. The right to comprehensive sexual education
  8. Harmful traditional practices that violate sexual rights
  9. Link between sexual rights and reproductive health rights
  10. Advocacy strategies for sexual rights
Module credits 15.00
NQF Level 09
Prerequisites No prerequisites.
Contact time 30 contact hours per semester
Language of tuition Module is presented in English
Department Centre for Human Rights
Period of presentation Semester 1

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