Around the world
Since its launching, in 2006, the Sexuality Policy Watch website has circulated relevant information on sexual politics trends, events and actors around the world. This investment has resulted in a rich archive of global and national sexual politics.
One main feature of this database is that it is not confined to specific areas or issues. It encompasses information on abortion, sexual and reproductive rights, sex work, sexual violence, gender and women’s rights, HIV and AIDs; and emphasizes materials and analysis that contribute to locate these issues in relation to the political economy of sexuality. Since 2013, key facts, events and trends are selected and highlighted in monthly announcements.
Changing the world with posters from ’68
The exhibition at MIMA Museum entitled “May ’68 and protest movements in posters” recollects legendary posters used as protesting political vehicles from the sixties. The images, large, colorful, strong show the power they still have, before social media allowed sharing images so freely. The elements are printed or drawn in paper. For its inexpensiveness, posters […]Read more
Global action for abortion rights in 2018: a day in pictures
Articles Escalating global effort for safe legal abortion – HRW Joint Letter read at the 39th Session of the Human Rights Council – AWID How To Write (And Not Write) About Abortion – Youth Ki Awaaz Southern Africa Development Community NGOs Call for Safe & Legal Abortion – allAfrica “I’ve seen with my own eyes, safe […]Read more
#MeToo reaches US Supreme Court
Kavanaugh and #MeToo – The Economist McConnell and Grassley Have Prevented Proper Scrutiny of Kavanaugh. That Has to End, Now. – The Nation Grassley Knows Exactly What He Was Doing 35 Years Ago—Scheming to Ban Abortion – The Nation How #MeToo has changed the D.C. power structure — so far – Washington Post Don’t Forget […]Read more
QueerMuseum: In Defense of Difference
Curator Gaudêncio Fidelis on Queermuseum, his exhibition that was closed down because of pressure from the far-right. INTERVIEW SERIES: ON CENSORSHIP A visual art exhibition became the focal point of political polarization in Brazil last fall. The exhibition, called Queermuseu: Cartografias da diferença na arte brasileira (Queermuseum: Cartographies of Difference in Brazilian Art), opened at Santander Cultural in Porto […]Read more
Festival ‘For Women’s Lives’ gathered feminists across the country
by Angela Freitas Feminists, networks and organizations engaged in the struggle for the right to abortion in Brazil had two months to prepare a mobilization and communication strategy around the Supreme Court public hearing on ADPF 442 on August 3 and 6. This way, the campaign #NeitherKilledNorJailed was thought of, to resound on social media […]Read more
Abortion finally legalized in Algeria
On August 14, after much debate, controversy and anti-Islamic accusations by the conservative sectors of Algerian society, the 2018 Health Act finally came into force and promulgated three permissive cases for abortions: 1) when the physiological, psychological and/or mental balance of the woman is at serious risk. The text is not explicit as to the […]Read more
International Campaign – Argentina: no turning back
PRESS RELEASE 9 August 2018 – Argentina: no turning back by International Campaign for Women’s Right to Safe Abortion Argentina’s Senate voted last night – after a 15-hour “debate”, during which the room was mostly empty of Senators – to reject a bill on abortion passed by the House of Deputies in June. The tone […]Read more
Homoeroticism of the common man
Last year, in London, I have seen, a superb retrospective of Bhupen Khakar the Indian painter who died in 2003. I was fascinated with his biography of a modest art professor living in Baroda, visting friends, walking aroud the city, feeding a gigantic alligator kept captive by one of his fellows. I was also very […]Read more
Solidarity statement in support of Professor Maria Clara Dias
We, the undersigned, members of the academic community and civil society organizations, denounce the persecution suffered by advocates of the LGBTI+ community and demonstrate our support for Professor Maria Clara Dias, at the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, who has been victimized by terrifyingly offensive and untruthful accusations. The attacks are directed at […]Read more
2018 Pride Day in Iran
July 27 is Pride Day in Iran. It’s been the 9th following year that the 4th Friday of July (1st Fri of Mordad in Persian calendar) is named & celebrated as Iran Pride Day. Although being queer is officially illegal & same-sex sexual conduct could be punished by death in Iran, LGBTIQs inside the country […]Read more
Indian Anti-Traficcking of Persons Bill 2018
The Trafficking of Persons (Prevention, Protection and Rehabilitation) Bill, introduced in 2016 by the Minister for Women and Child Development and approved in February 2018 by Prime Minister Modi and the Union Cabinet, was tabled in Congress with the support of sexual trafficking victims in a public letter addressed to female Members of Parliament on July […]Read more
What will be of US Supreme Court pending to the conservative?
Trump ‘Very Close’ to Supreme Court Decision, but May Wait Till Final Hours – The New York Times In Making His Second Supreme Court Pick, Trump Has a Model: His First – The New York Times Retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy Often the Man in the Middle – The New York Times Without Kennedy, the Future of Gay […]Read more
ICD-11: media compilation
The World Health Organization will stop classifying transgender people as mentally ill – CNN Being Transgender Is No Longer Considered A Mental Disorder By World Health Organization – HuffPost A shameful history comes to a close – Equal eyes on our world World Health Organisation moves to end classifying trans identities as mental illness – TGEU Depathologisation […]Read more
Being trans is not a mental disorder anymore: ICD-11 is officially released.
The World Health Organization has just announced the completion of the ICD-11 and released the official online version. The announcement does not mark the end of the ICD-11 process, but the beginning of a new phase focused on implementation and assessment at the country level. The new ICD version will be presented for final approval at World Health […]Read more
Puta Dei goes international in 2018: US events and news
New York’s Sex Workers rally to take back International Whores Day: ‘Let us survive’ – The Daily Beast Puta Dei in NYC and New Jersey – Best Practices Policy Sick of going to jail: the roots of Puta Dei – NoHumanInvolvedFilme Performance ‘Whore in a box’ – NoHumanInvolvedFilme What Is International Whore’s Day? Sex Workers Are […]Read more