Religious actors working for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) and specifically LGBTQ

Charlene van der Walt

University of KwaZulu-Natal

Professor in Gender and Religion

Religious actors working for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) and specifically LGBTQ

03:00 PM 20 september, 2017

UN agencies with particular responsibility for SRHR issues show increased interest to engage in dialogue with faith-based actors. There are religious leaders who want change and therefore are important actors in the work of SRHR in development cooperation and for everyone’s human rights. This seminar highlights the strategic role of young prospective religious leaders (informal and formal) and experiences from networking between activist groups and theological seminaries to create scope for marginalized voices to address SRHR issues.

Facilitator:
Policy Adviser SRHR Emilie Weiderud, Church of Sweden

Speakers:
Professor Charlene Van Der Valt – University of Kwazulu natal (UKZN) and 
Regional Process Coordinator Arnold Motsau – Inclusive and Affirming Ministries (IAM)

Organizers:
Church of Sweden

Key/search words for this session:
SRHR, democratic space for civil society, faith-based actors, young religious leaders, marginalized voices, methods to create space for change processes, dialogue, networking, theological seminaries