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Argentina uncategorized: Debates about human trafficking, prostitution and sex work
In this article, Carolina Justo von Lurzer and Santiago Morcillo present the main points debateted during a meeting organized by the Sexualities Studies Group of the Gino Germani Research Institute of the University of Buenos Aires to discuss the public policies related to prostitution.


Sexual Rights and Trade

Read the article Sexual Rights and Trade, written by Magaly Pazello and published at Peace Review: A Journal of Social Justice (2005).

Are Women’s Rights on Obama’s Agenda in Latin America?
Read Are Women’s Rights on Obama’s Agenda in Latin America?, an article by Luisa Cabal and Lilian Sepúlveda on RH Reality Check.

The Body and the State: How the State Controls and Protects the Body
Read this short report, written by Rafael de la Dehesa, about the 23rd Social Research Conference, held on February 10-12, 2011 at the New School University, New York City. The text brings a brief description of some of the speeches and presentations at the Conference.

Abortion in the United States’ bible belt: organizing for power and empowerment
Read the article Abortion in the United States’ bible belt: organizing for power and empowerment, written by Mary Ann Castle, from the Planing Alternatives for Change.

“Same-Sex Africa and the Fantasy of Global Participation”: Brief notes
In this article, Rafael de la Dehesa, Professor of Sociology at the City University of New York , present brief notes about the debate on the Ugandan anti-gay law, organized by the Center for the Study of Women and Society of the Graduate Center, at the City University of New York, on November 11, 2010.

The Sudden Rise of a Pro-Gay Foreign Policy in the United States
Read the article The Sudden Rise of a Pro-Gay Foreign Policy in the United States, written by Javier Corrales, analyzing the Obama administration regarding gay rights.

The meaning of the Kampala Court Decision
In this article, by Kasha Jacqueline, from the Freedom and Roam Uganda (FARUG), analyzes the Uganda’s high court decision permanently prohibiting the tabloid Rolling Stone (no relation to the venerable U.S. publication by the same name) from continuing its public vigilante campaign against that country’s LGBT community.

Operating logic
In this article, Mauro Ï Cabral,  Member of the Global Advocates for Trans Equality (GATE) and the Mulabi - Espacio Latinoamericano de Sexualidades y Derechos, writes on medical interventions or mutilation in intersex people.

Emergency Contraception: Catholics in Favor, Bishops Opposed
The Catholics for Choice and the International Consortium for Emergency Contraception released a new briefing paper entitled Emergency Contraception: Catholics in Favor, Bishops Opposed, detailing how Catholic bishops continue to oppose access to emergency contraception and lead opposition efforts, going against the beliefs of the majority of Catholics.

Six Reasons Why Argentina Legalized Gay Marriage First
In this article, Javier Corrales and Mario Pecheny analyze the change in the Argentine civil code, incorporating same-sex couples into civil marriage, with the same rights and obligations, including adoption. Argentina became the first nation in Latin America and the second nation in the lower three-quarters of the planet to permit gay marriage and adoptions.

Can Financial Transaction Taxes help finance Development in line with Human Rights?
Due to the financial and economic crisis, renewed attention has been placed on Financial Transaction Taxes (FTTs), which have been lauded by proponents for both their revenue generating potential and regulatory effects. In this article,  Natalie Raaber with Masum Momaya, analyzed this crisis – which has disproportionately impacted women – has reversed many development gains of the last 10 years.

Abortion and HIV at the AIDS Conference
In this article, the Assistant Professor of Law at Northeastern University School of Law Aziza Ahmed analyzes the debates on abortion and HIV held during the International AIDS Conference in 2010 and its relevance  in relation to discussions around criminalization.

Gender Equality Position Paper (PDF)
The World AIDS Campaign has written a Gender Equality Position Paper. The purpose of this paper is to share with its stakeholders, including constituencies, partners, policy makers and donors, the ideas, commitments and standards of the World AIDS Campaign in relation to promoting gender equality, women’s rights and sexual and reproductive health and rights.

Informal learning and promising practice within global LGBT and allied movements (PDF)
In this paper, Kim Vance analises recent global advancements in human rights related to sexual orientation and gender identity that have lead organizations to seek reflection and analysis about informal learning and promising practice.

Back to the Future? Beijing +15 and the UN Commission on the Status of Women Only Partly Delivers on SRRH
In this article, Cynthia Rothschild,  a sexual rights and human rights activist based in New York, analyzes the 54th Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) from March 1-12, 2010.

In three steps
In this article, Mauro Cabral writes about the February 6th, the International Day of Zero Tolerance against Female Genital Mutilation, calling the attention to the the compulsive practice of surgical intervention on intersex genitals in order to “normalize” them.

Sela 2009
Read some papers in Spanish and English presented during the SELA 2009 that took place in Paraguay, in last June. This is an annual gathering in the Southern Cone organized by Yale Law School Projects in South America, which brings together scholars from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Paraguay, Perú, Puerto Rico, Spain and the United States. 

Conceptualising abortion stigma (PDF)
Abortion stigma is widely acknowledged in many countries, but poorly theorised. Although media accounts often evoke abortion stigma as a universal social fact, in this, article written by Anuradha Kumara, Leila Hessinia and Ellen M.H. Mitchellb, they suggest that the social production of abortion stigma is profoundly local.

There must be a limit (PDF)
In this article, published at CLAM’s website, Paula Vianna analyzes the case of the 9 year old girl who had an abortion after being raped by her stepfather and impregnated with twins. Paula Vianna (Grupo Curumim) is the nurse who helped the girl and her mother find a hospital where they could be assisted.

El derecho a la vida y la salud
Artículo de Paulina Vidal Pollarolo, progénero, de la Universidad Academia de Humanismo Cristiano. Según el principio de autonomía, la mujer no puede ser percibida como un medio para dar vida a otro ser humano, sino como lo que es: una persona a la que se adscriben derechos fundamentales.

James Kirchick’s “Queers for Palestine?”, by Haneen Maikey and Jason Ritchie

Right’s Rubber Fetus Dolls, Scare Tactics at Commission on Status of Women, by Ariana Childs Graham, SIECUS

Reflexive Research and Sexual Stories - by Natalie Hammond
This is paper was produced by Natalie Hammond, from the Department of Sociological Studies, University of Sheffield, UK, based on her presentation at the 7th IASSCS Conference in Hanoi, Vietnam, April 2009.

377 - And the unnatural afterlife of British colonialism - by Douglas Sanders (PDF)
Article produced by Professor Douglas Sanders (Chulalongkorn University, Mahidol University) for the 5th Asian Law Institute Conference, National University of Singapore, May 22 and 23, 2008.

Yogyakarta Principles - by Douglas Sanders (PDF)
This paper was originally written for a presentation at a public meeting organized by the National Commission on Human Rights here in Thailand, organized to ‘launch’ the Thai language translation of the Principles. The main objetcive is to explain what this document represented.

Challenges for the universal access to medicines - by Gabriela Chaves and Renata Reis (PDF)
Read article by Gabriela Chaves and Renata Reis of Brazilian Interdisciplinary Aids Association (Abia), presented at the International Conference on Compulsory Licensing: Innovation and Access for All (Thailand, Nov 2007)

HRC 4 - Right to Education (PDF)
Joint statement delivered during the HRC 4th Session by Global Rights, Partners for Justice and Center for Women’s Global Leadership on report of the Special Rapporteur on the right to education.

Stockholm Workshop Report (PDF)
Report of the Workshop, “Making the Linkages - Sexuality, Rights and Development”, hosted by the Expert Group on Development Issues (EGDI), in Stockholm, Sweden, April 2006.

Sexuality Matters (PDF)
IDS published a special issue of its bulletin with the outcomes of the Seminar “Realizing Sexual Rights”.


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