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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 article Transwomen’s Navigation of Arrest and Detention In Beirut: A Case Study, by Ahmad J. Saleh and Adriana A. Qubaia, in which the authors discusses the context of transwomen's arrest and imprisonment in Lebanon. Read it here.linha3
United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and the Danish Institute for Human Rights has launched Reproductive rights are human rights - A handbook for national human rights institutions. Click here to access 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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NEW! SPW has gathered the main facts on sexual and reproductive rights global landscape in January 2015. Click here to read it.
Chilean lawmakers have approved same-sex civil unions. The text goes now to President Michelle Bachelet, who is expected to sign it. Click here and here to learn more.
A Cairo court acquitted 26 men of charges of participating in a gay “sex party” at a public bathhouse in December. Click herehere and here to learn more about the importance of the decision.

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NEW! Read Reality Check's article considering offensive Pope Francis's remarks abouth birth control methods. Here.
Read Scott Long's article about the recent killings carried out by Islamic State. Here.

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NEW! One of the few academic journals on gender and sexuality based in the MENA region, Kohl: a Journal for Body and Gender Research is calling for papers for its first issue. Deadline: March 8, 2015. Learn more.
Sogns: 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.

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