ACSHR 2020 Thematic Areas

  • Accountability in Health Services Transforming Relationships and Contexts in bringing attention to neglected issues and marginalized groups.
  • Accountability in supporting more responsive policies and effective service and mechanisms like consumer charters, hospital boards and urban informal settlements health committees
  • Accountability between service providers and patients, different levels of health care service delivery, health and finance ministries, donors and funding recipients and elected representatives and health officials and elected representatives and voters.
  • Accountability in the field of health care, knowledge, whether traditional or biomedical, is specialized and at times uncertain when addressing sexual reproductive health and rights for women and girls in urban informal settlements.
  • Accountability frameworks in ensuring that human rights are promoted and protected in the context of self- care interventions, women and girls in urban informal settlements have access to information, autonomy and the agency to make decisions about their own lives and health.
  • Accountability that supportive systems around any new technology or product needs to be based upon the 3AQ: availability, accessibility, acceptability, and quality. For the women and girls in urban informal settlements (the rights holder), have the ability to engage in self-care interventions with products that are available, accessible, acceptable
    and of good quality is a core component of promoting and protecting their right to health.
  • Accountability on the six dimensions of well-being is: health, personal security, reasoning, respect, attachment, and self-determination.
  • The voice of the media; airing out sexual and reproductive health challenges and the solution.
  • Women of influence to share out power stories for inspiration and many more.
  • Engage the voice of Africa Union, First Ladies Forum; Regional, Council of Governors and Women Parliamentarians Association in addressing the issue of sexual health and rights of women and girls living in urban informal settlements.
  • Air the voices of women and girls in urban informal settlements in all levels and stages of design, implementation and evaluation of every program, policy, campaign and initiative development that directly affect their lives including their sexual and reproductive rights.
  • Women and girls sexual and reproductive health voices to be heard from urban informal settlement across public life

The following categories of women and girls to be engaged in the conference;

  • Heterosexual
  • Lesbians
  • Adolescent girls
  • Trans-women
  • Women in sex work
  • Women with disability
  • Pastoralists women
  • Intersex
  • Young women
  • Elderly women
  • Women in prison
  • Migrant women
  • Mentally-ill women
  • Women living with HIV
  • Adolescent girls with HIV
  • Adolescent mothers
  • Women GBV Survivors
  • Military women
  • Orphaned and vulnerable girls
  • Pregnant women
  • Women in media
  • Women in small scale trade
  • Women in sports
  • Women traditional leaders
  • Working women
  • Peri-menopause women
  • Lactating women
  • Women in tertiary institutions
  • Infertile women/child-less women
  • Women who survived cancer
  • Women of reproductive age; fibroids, endometriosis
  • Early marriage survivors
  • Women in conflict
  • Divorced women
  • Women who use/ inject drugs
  • Breaking the cycle of vulnerability: responding to their sexual and reproductive health and rights ‘need.
  • Breaking the cycle of human rights violations; stigma and discrimination; and restrictive, inadequate, or absent services on sexual health and rights of women and girls in urban informal settlement.
  • Breaking the perceptions and stereotypes held against women and girls.
  • Advocate/strengthen community security/ policy/ community dialogue on sexual health and rights policies
  • Strengthening women and girls voices on sexual and reproductive health issues.
  • Increasing access to sexual and reproductive health and rights via new innovations and technologies.
  • Use innovations and technology to enable young people to access accurate, credible and unbiased Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) information in stigma free environments.
  • Implementing innovative work in SRH by translating knowledge, engaging with policy makers and building capacity for evidence informed policy in urban informal settlements.
  • Promote innovations that provide solutions to the challenges of access to information and services on reproductive health for women and girls in urban informal settlements.
  • Use technological, service or activity-based innovations (either conceptual or proven) that help girls and women from urban informal settlements which meet their sexual and reproductive rights and health, while leveraging their own agency and enabling them to gain confidence, learn and be empowered.