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NEW! Sexuality Policy Watch presents the final outcomes of the  regional Dialogues in Asia, Latin America and Africa and of one inter-regional meeting that took place  between 2009 and 2011 to critically reflect on Sexuality and (Geo) Politics. These rich and diverse exercises are now compiled in a two-volume publication in e-book format edited by Sonia Corrêa, Rafael de la Dehesa and Richard Parker.  Click in the banner below to access the publication!


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NEW! SPW recommends the book LGBT Activism and the Making of Europe : A Rainbow Europe?, edited by Phillip Ayoub (Drexel University) & David Paternotte (Université libre de Bruxelles). Click here to buy it.linha3
The report The Role of Global-Level Advocacy in Addressing HIV among Key Population details strategies used and outcomes achieved by five constituency-led global network organizations focused on key populations, providing numerous case study examples illustrating the concrete impact of advocacy at the global level. Download it here.

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Our publications

capa1As SPW presents the final publications of the Regional Dialogues on Sexuality and (Geo) Politics, we also recommend as an additional reading (in Spanish and Portuguese) the e-book Sexualidade e Política na América Latina: Histórias, interseções e paradoxos that compiles the debates of the Latin American Regional Dialogue that took place in Rio de Janeiro (August, 2009).linha1

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NEW! Kenya Legal and Ethical Issues Network on HIV (KELIN) and Africa Gender and Media Initiative Trust (GEM) together with five women living with HIV have filed two petitions in the High Court of Kenya against their forced sterelization. Learn more.
ARC International has launched two reports in 2014: one assessing SOGII advocacy at the UN over the past 10 years and one assessing ARC’s own roleClick here to read them.
SPW has gathered the main facts on sexual and reproductive rights global landscape in November 2014. Click here to read it.

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NEW! BuzzFeed LGBT editor Saeed Jones joins journalists Steven Thrasher and Dave Tuller to discuss sex, gay men, and what we are (and aren’t) doing. “Marriage and wedding registries are much easier to talk about than fucking”. Click here.
Read Scott Long's article about the recent raid Egyptian police carried out against a bathhouse at Cairo, in which dozens were arrested. Click here.

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NEW! Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society invites submissions for a special issue titled "Pleasure and Danger: Sexual Freedom and Feminism in the Twenty-First Century," slated for publication in the Autumn 2016 issue. The deadline for submissions is April 1, 2015. Click here to learn more.
Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID) is calling for a new Program Coordinator. The deadline is December 14. Learn more.

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