African identities

Does culture preclude the right to safe sex on the continent?
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African identities Does culture preclude the right to safe sex on the continent?

Culture and tradition have long been used as a means of shutting down debate on Sexual Reproductive and Health Rights on the continent even as the most vulnerable members of our society continue to suffer because of our chronic inability to engage with these matters. The context we live in has made it clear that regional bodies can no longer ignore issues such as abortion, safe sex and violence against sexual minorities as these are issues facing the majority on the continent today

A reflection on African ‘apathy’ and #Blacklivesmatter
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African identities A reflection on African ‘apathy’ and #Blacklivesmatter

Black people simply have not learned enough about each other’s struggles. Most of what we know of each other has been filtered through mainstream white media images that have never depicted us with any real agency or nuance. While Black History Month has come to a close, we must continue to take time to reflect, learn, share and teach each other and the larger society about who we are and who we have been.