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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! The Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID) has launched a new publication: Sex Workers Transforming Economic Power to Advance Women’s Rights and Justice: Post 2012 AWID International Forum Innovation Seed Grants, available in English, French and Spanish.
SPW recommends Georgetown Law School’s O’Neill Institute study (co-authored by Women’s Link) Conscientious Objection and Abortion: A Global Perspective on the Colombian Experience. Click here to access it in English. And here in Spanish.

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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 in sexual and reproductive rights global landscape in March 2015. Click here.
The International Sexual and Reproductive Rights Coalition (ISRRC) launched a statement highlighting that many of the gains that women and girls have made since Beijing 1995 are under threat and face unprecedented challengesRead it here.
Kenyan High Court has declared unconstitutional a section of the HIV and Aids Prevention and Control Act that sought to criminalise reckless spreading of the disease. Read more.

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NEW! Read New York Times article Swedish Prostitution Law Targets Buyers, but Some Say It Hurts SellersHere.
Read Reality Check's article Why I’m Disturbed by Screening for Intersex Traits in Utero, by Claudis Astorino. Here.

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NEW! Reproductive Health Matters Journal is calling for papers to its volume 23, number 46. The issue will be Sexuality, sexual rights and sexual politics. Submissions until May 31 2015. Learn more here.
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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