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SPW Activities

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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WE RECOMMEND

NEW! 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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SPW recommends Transnational LGBT Activism, by Ryan Thoreson, in which the author discusses how the idea of LGBT human rights is defined by international activists who establish what and who qualifies for protection. Click here to buy it.
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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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AROUND THE WORLD

NEW! SPW has gathered the main facts on sexual and reproductive rights global landscape in October 2014. Click here to read it.
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SPW presents its Working paper n. 9, in which Justin Perez (Univesity of California, Irvine) procedes to a critical understanding of lesbian and gay tourism, as well as comments on the increasingly significant role that calculative technologies play in how rights can be claimed and legitimized. Read it here.
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Members of the Indian LGBTQI community issued an open letter to the editors of Bangalore Mirror, after the journal reported the arrest of a married man for violating Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, a British colonial-era law that criminalizes “carnal intercourse against the order of nature with a man, woman or animal". 
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AROUND THE WEB

NEW! Read Manuela Picq's article published on CLAM website in which she reflects about abortion's restrictive laws on Latin America as feminicide. Read it here.
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Read Reality Check's article about study that points how stigma makes people reluctant to share with loved ones their abortions. Click here.
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CHECK IT OUT

NEW! The X IASSCS Conference, hosted at Dublin City University, Ireland, proposes to investigate the politics, nature, roles and effects of sexual (and gender) literacy in the cultural, fictional, real and virtual worlds. Deadline for submission of abstract proposals: 24th November 2014. Learn more.
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