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SPW Activities

logo_trainingspw_2012NEW! Immediately before the 9th IASSCS Conference, a second round of the Sexuality Research and Political Change Training Program was held in Buenos Aires, from August 23rd to 27th, 2013. Check more information and the album of workshop pictures.
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From March 18th to 22th, 2013 SPW organized the Sexuality and change – a new training program, in Rio de Janeiro. This was the first training program offered by SPW and this initiative prompted participants to examine how theory, research and policy can shape meaningful social change. Read the training report and check pictures.

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WE RECOMMEND

NEW! Women Living Under Muslim Laws (WLUML) released its latest publication, Dossier 32-33: Sexualities, Culture and Society in Muslim Contexts, available in paperback hard copy and as a free electronic version on the WLUML website.
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Sex workers organizations from Canada are mobilizing supports to battle against a bill aimed at criminalizing prostitution and a wide range of activities related to it. Click here to read Reckless Endangerment, a collaborative public education effort intended to highlight the danger of the bill.
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Our publications

preservativo_feminino_capaABIA/SPW, NEPO and UNFPA launched Preservativo feminino - das políticas globais à realidade brasileira (Female condom – from global policies to the Brazilian reality), on the female condom in the local and global contexts, and its meaning for the exercise of sexual and reproductive rights of women. linha1

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AROUND THE WORLD

NEW! Sexual Rights Initiative hosted, during the 26th session of the UN Human Rights Council, an event examining the interplay of the criminalization of sexuality and reproduction with the international human rights framework. Click here to learn about the discussions.
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Read the joint statement delivered at the 13th session of the Open Working Group on the Sustainable Development Goals on behalf of 58 countries, focusing on SRHR in the health, education and gender equality goals. Click here.
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The Brazilian Interdisciplinary AIDS Association (ABIA) looks cautiously at the WHO recommendation regarding the use of antiretroviral medicines among men who have sex with men. Click here to read its statement.
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AROUND THE WEB

NEW! USA Today brings an article on the anti-gay laws passed in countries like Nigeria and Uganda and its effects on fueling HIV infections. Read it here.
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Read article by Maya Mikdashi, published on Jadaliyya, about the gender bias of the actual Israel's campaign at Gaza Strip. Here.
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The Guardian's article underlines a series of research papers demanding sex work to be decriminalised if the world is to stand a chance of controlling the Aids pandemic. Read here.
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CHECK IT OUT

NEW! Troubling Prostitution: exploring intersections of sex, intimacy and labour Conference is calling for papers until 1st October 2014. Learn more.
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Check about International Call for Application to Master of Public Health (MPH/Institute of Global Health at BRAC University) for the academic year 2015-16. Deadline: October 20.
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Learn more about magazine Q'zine next edition which will bring a special issue exploring the politics and practice of love as a revolutionary force. Deadline: August, 10, 2014. Click here.
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