8. Aug, 2017

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An award-winning feminist blogger says growing religious fundamentalism is restricting women's access to reproductive health services across much of Africa.

"The biggest challenge to sexual rights on the continent comes from an increasing alliance between religious fundamentalists of all stripes," writes Nana Darkoa Sekyiamah.

She adds that "a range of Christian, Muslim and civil society fundamentalist actors, including states such as the Vatican, work together to resist the idea that human rights are universal."

But she adds that increasing activism, on issues such as HIV-AIDS, women's sexual liberation and homosexuality, gives her grounds for hope.

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Stigma and growing religious fundamentalism are preventing women from fully accessing a range of reproductive health services.
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