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[afro-nets] Call for Applications: Sexuality Leadership Development Fellowship 2010

Call for Applications

2010 Sexuality Leadership Development Fellowship

"Addressing the Sexual Vulnerability of Young Women in Africa"

July 18th - 30th 2010

The Africa Regional Sexuality Resource Centre (ARSRC) announces the seventh 
edition of its annual Sexuality Leadership Development Fellowship (SLDF) 
Programme. The two-week course is scheduled to take place in Lagos, Nigeria 
from July 18th- 30th, 2010.

About The Fellowship

The SLDF addresses contemporary issues and emerging best practice in policy and 
programming for sexual wellbeing. The fellowship is designed to provide 

Exposure to cutting-edge conceptual, theoretical and programmatic issues in 
sexuality, sexual health and sexual rights.Better understanding of the 
interaction between sexuality, development and social justice; andDevelopment 
of  essential leadership, teamwork, public speaking and advocacy skills to 
advance the sexual well  being of the communities they serve.

2010 Fellowship Theme and Structure

The theme for the 2010 fellowship will be - "Addressing the Sexual 
Vulnerability of Young Women in Africa"  Participants on the programme will 
examine the social, cultural and economic factors that prevent young women from 
making healthy decisions and contribute to their vulnerability to poor sexual 
and reproductive health outcomes, exposure to HIV, sexual violence and 
undesired pregnancy.  Focus will be on: 

Identifying strategies to challenge social stigmas that prevent services from 
meeting the needs of youth;  Exploring how to bring to scale promising 
initiatives that address gender and economic inequalities; and  Applying an 
integrated approach to HIV/AIDS and sexual and reproductive health. Fellows 
will be instructed by a multidisciplinary faculty of experts in the field of 
sexuality, community leadership and advocacy and public health. The fellowship 
is structured to promote sharing of ideas, team building and collaborative work 
amongst participants in order to nurture relationships that last beyond the 
fellowship period. 


This course is designed for young professionals in public service, civil 
society activists, programme officers/ managers in social development 
organizations or media practitioners. Applicants should be aged 35 years or 
below.  Minimum educational qualification should be a Bachelor's degree or its 
equivalent and demonstrable experience/interest in the area of sexuality, 
sexual health and rights.

Tuition/Course Fee

Tuition for the two-week course is US$2,500 (This covers administrative and 
instructional costs, text materials, supplies, field trips, health Insurance 
and group lunch on training days.  The fee does not cover round-trip travel to 
Lagos, visa fees, accommodation or living expenses. The ARSRC offers a limited 
number of highly competitive scholarships on a cost-sharing basis. This 
scholarship covers tuition, accommodation and living costs while airfare and 
transport expenses are the responsibility of the selected awardees.

For more information and application procedure; 

Application Deadline;
April 30, 2010


Application forms download:

Sponsorship forms download:

O Sangowawa
Africa Regional Sexuality Resource Centre
17 Lawal Street, Off Oweh Street, Jibowu,  Lagos, Nigeria   

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