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This month, we have focused on the problem of the "Maiden's Bursary", where young girls are required to be and remain virgins in order to gain access to university through a scholarship which enforces invasive virginity testing.
Our focus here ties in with our mission at IAM, and that is to encourage people of faith to integrate their sexuality with their spirituality. Thus we need to deeply reflect on the gift of sexuality and the courage needed to journey authentically, as a full human being.
Critical reflection is needed on how our interpretations based on culture, tradition and faith regarding “female sexuality”, virginity, autonomy etc. empower or prescribe to us how we journey with human sexuality, as well as sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI). It is important to understand the issues at play in our country and sparking thoughtful and critical debate. The only way forward is through dialogue. Read our view here.