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.
QAnon and pedophilia: compilation of analysis
Pedophilia – more of the same? – SPW Monsters Under The Bed – SPW How Covid-19 myths are merging with the QAnon conspiracy theory – BBC QAnon in Europe: How the COVID pandemic helped promote a dangerous conspiracy theory – EuroNews No One is Immune: The Spread of Q-anon Through Social Media and the Pandemic […]Read more
COVID-19 and contradictory contestations: anti-lockdown protests
Berlin protests against coronavirus rules divide German leaders – The Guardian Neonazistas, conspiracionistas e antivacinas marcham an Alemanha pelo fim do isolamento – El País Trauma do lockdown fará surgir nova geração de liberais, diz economista americano – Folha de São Paulo Germany’s protests against coronavirus restrictions are becoming increasingly radical – Washington Post The […]Read more
“Shecession”: COVID-19 and gender inequality
From insight to action: gender equality in the wake of covid-19 – UN Women Recession With a Difference: Women Face Special Burden – NY Times Clare Wenham et al. Women are most affected by pandemics — lessons from past outbreaks – Nature Sophie Cousins. COVID-19 has “devastating” effect on women and girls – The LancetRead more
COVID-19 and Inequality: corruption and profit-seeking
COVID-19 to Add as Many as 150 Million Extreme Poor by 2021 – World Bank What crisis? Billionaires rack up record fortunes, survey shows – Al Jazeera Can widening income inequality ever be bridged? – Al Jazeera US charges 57 with stealing $175m from pandemic aid programme – Al Jazeera En Amérique latine, le Covid-19 […]Read more
Bolsonaro’s Brazil Falls Behind on COVID-19 Vaccine Race
Brazil Hits 7 Million Cases With Infections Picking Up Speed – Bloomberg Brazil’s president rejects COVID-19 vaccine, undermining a century of progress toward universal inoculation – The Conversation ‘Playing With Lives’: Brazil’s Covid Vaccine Plan Is Mired in Chaos – NY Times Bolsonaro branded ‘homicidally negligent’ over Brazil’s vaccine planning – The Guardian COVID cases […]Read more
COVID-19: Re-Capturing Concept of Syndemic
Offline: COVID-19 is not a pandemic – The Lancet The COVID-19 syndemic is not global: context matter – The Lancet One stillbirth every 16 seconds, and COVID-19 could make it worse – Al Jazeera Women grieve stillborn babies as COVID-19 spreads in India – Al Jazeera World caught in “syndemic” of chronic diseases and COVID-19, […]Read more
Pope Francis discursive games
Since 2013, Pope Francis I has been making unexpected comments about homosexuality, which usually call for compassion and tolerance. While these speech acts erupt here and there, the flow of water to the mill of Catholic conservatism follows its course. A few months after his election and subsequently to World Youth Day in Rio de […]Read more
Bergoglio and Inclusive Capitalism: A New Front for the Vatican?
The Council for Inclusive Capitalism with the Vatican, A New Alliance Of Global Business Leaders, Launches Today – PR Newswire Council for Inclusive Capitalism launches partnership with Vatican – Catholic News Agency Introducing the Council for Inclusive Capitalism with the Vatican – Coalition for Inclusive Capitalism The Pope Blesses Business Plans – NY Times Pope […]Read more
Offline: COVID-19 – a crisis of power
Read Richard Horton’s essay on biopolitics during COVID-19Read more
Pope Francis and civil union “support”: compilation
Vatican says Pope’s comments on same-sex civil unions were taken out of context – CNN Vatican clarifies pope’s comments on homosexual unions – DW Vatican breaks silence, explains Pope Francis’ civil union comments – NBC News The intrigue behind Pope Francis’ “bombshell” comments on same-sex civil unions – CBS Pope Francis Supports Same-Sex Civil Unions, […]Read more
Protect Trans Kids: Bar Dr Sybrand de Vaal from psychiatric practice
Investigate Dr. Sybrand de Vaal with regards to promoting harmful psychiatric practices with respect to Trans (including non-binary) children. This includes: * Examine his competency to practice as a registered health professional; * Restrict his practice in relation to where judgement is required and influences his biases; and * In particular, affirm that he should […]Read more
Brazil’s review by the CEDAW: contributions
Contributions to the List of Issues Prior to Reporting of the review of Brazil by the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) Date of submission: 12 October 2020 Submitted by: Associação Brasileira Interdisciplinar de AIDS (ABIA) / Sexuality Policy Watch (SPW) Centro pela Justiça e o Direito Internacional (CEJIL) […]Read more
Brazil in the UPR: Shadow Report presented in 2019
The SPW is pleased to offer the part-time report produced by civil society regarding the country’s assessment in the UN Universal Periodic Review 2017. The report presented here responds to the partial report presented by Brazil at the 42nd Session of the UN Human Rights Council. The document has been extensively criticized by organizations in […]Read more
US Supreme Court Succession: what’s at stake and comes next after RBG?
Majority says winner of presidential election should nominate next Supreme Court justice, Post-ABC poll finds – Washington Post Trump’s Selection of Amy Coney Barrett for the Supreme Court Is Part of a Larger Antidemocratic Project – The New Yorker There Should Be No Doubt Why Trump Nominated Amy Coney Barrett – New Yorker Barrett Clerked […]Read more
Amnesty International’s Updated Abortion Policy: FAQs
We have updated our position to align with evolving international human rights law and standards, to make it as inclusive as possible, and to ensure it addresses the full range of barriers that impede access to safe abortion and the full range of human rights violations due to criminalization of abortion.Read more