Sexual rights are the rights of all people to decide freely and responsibly on all aspects of their sexuality, including protecting and promoting their sexual health, being free from discrimination, coercion or violence in their sexual lives and in all sexual decisions, expecting and demanding equality, full consent, mutual respect and shared responsibility in sexual relationships. Reproductive health rights concerns the complete physical, mental and social well-being including the concerns of persons with disabilities (PWDs), in all matters related to the reproductive system including a satisfying and safe sex life, capacity to have children and, freedom to decide if, when and how often to do so.
ACT Alliance is committed to continuous dialogue, based on love, trust and transparency, within the alliance itself, with partner organizations and churches, to strive towards a change in societal norms, harmful attitudes about gender roles, including masculinities, reproductive choices, human sexuality, bodily autonomy, child marriage and stigmatization of HIV and AIDS, among other issues. ACT Alliance is supporting members to address the realisation of reproductive justice and access to sexual and reproductive health services by challenging inequitable attitudes on gender roles in relationships associated with risk such as increased sexual risk behaviour, low rates of contraceptive use, increased unwanted pregnancies and higher rates of HIV infection.
World YWCA | Rise Up! Guide
Act Church of Sweden | Theology and HIV and Aids in Latin America
Finn Church Aid | Briefing Paper: Faith Perspectives and gender
ACT Ubumbano | Interfaith Brief on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
UNFPA, Church of Sweden | Women, Faith and Human Rights
Church of Sweden | Position on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR)
Christian Aid | Faith leaders and family planning