Internet Regulation and Sexual Politics in Brazil
The issue 55(2) of Development – Citzenship for Change assesses the potential and unpacks the myths around new modalities of mobilization including social media. You also can read Internet Regulation and Sexual Politics in Brazil, written by Sonia Corrêa, SPW Co-chair, and Horacio Sívori and Bruno Zilli, from CLAM.
Biopolitics at the Crossroads of Sexuality and Disaster: The Case of Haiti
An argument for rethinking public health crises through a double lens, integrating the perspective of Foucauldian biopolitics with that of feminist intersectionality.
Reflecting on 2011: incomplete notes on how sexual politics intersect with a shifting landscape
In this brief essay published in the Newsletter n.10, Sonia Corrêa, SPW’s Co-chair, explores the intersections between sexual politics and the intense political and economic shifts underway.
Brazil: abortion at front line
The abortion issue is being exploited in the current Brazilian electoral period. To know more on this context, read the article Brazil: abortion at front line, written by Sonia Corrêa, SPW’s Co-chair.
Internet and sexuality from IGF 2010
Read the article Internet and sexuality from IGF 2010 (also in Portuguese) written by Marina Maria, a SPW’s project assistant, describing her experience and some aspects on the association internet and sexaulity.
Abortion and Human Rights in Brazil – Part 2
In this article, SPW’s Co-chair Sonia Corrêa analizes that the debate on abortion has continued to interweave with the complex political dynamics of the electoral period in Brazil. As she highlighted, even before the campaign was in its full fledge mode after August, abortion had already become one main issue.
Abortion and Human Rights: Will Brazil be the Next Nicaragua?
Read the article “Abortion and Human Rights: Will Brazil be the Next Nicaragua?”, written by SPW’s co-chair Sonia Corrêa and published at RH Reality Check website. This article is an updated and expanded version of a paper originally published in the SPW’s Newsletter n.8.
Homophobia, Africa and Evangelical Neocolonialism
Read the article “Homophobia, Africa and Evangelical Neocolonialism” on the Uganda’s anti-homophobia Bill, written by Rosalind P. Petchesky, Member of the SPW’s Steering Committee and Distinguished Professor of Political Science at Hunter College and the Graduate Center at the City University of New York.
Rethinking the War on Drugs: The Impact of US Drug Control Policy on Global Public Health
Read this paper, written by SPW’s co-chair Richard Parker, and co-authored with Joanne Csete and Nancy Worthington, which develops a critique of US policies on drug control and harm reduction under the Bush and Obama administrations.
Abortion and Human Rights: the current Brazilian controversy
Read the article “Abortion and Human Rights: the current Brazilian controversy”, written by Sonia Corrêa, on the important setbacks in regard to abortion that Brazil has been experiencing in recent years.
Draconian laws against homosexuality in Africa
In this article, Cesnabmihilo Aken’ova discusses on the state homophobia that has swept over the African continent. She analyses the draconian laws against homosexuality proposed by some leaders and positions that have placed the human rights of same sex loving people and people who are perceived to be gay under attack.
Sexual diversity and human rights in Nigeria (PDF)
Read the report of the survey on Sexual diversity and human rights in Nigeria published by the International Centre for reproductive health and Sexual rights (INCRESE) in September 2009. ICREASE is the leading Nigerian NGO working for a favourable environment and expanding access to sexual health and rights information and services.
Unintended consequences: evaluating the impact of HIV and AIDS on sexuality research and policy debates
This article, written by Richard Parker, adresses the HIV epidemic, evaluating the impact on how we think about, talk about, and carry out research on sexuality. The author seeks to briefly evaluate some of these important changes and the article suggests that recent advances have decelerated or become more timid, while emphasizing the continued importance of seeking to address sexuality as a central issue within the context of HIV and AIDS. Although such developments may have been unintended, the ways we respond to the epidemic can have a significant impact (for better or worse) on how issues related to sexuality and sexual health are addressed.
Fact sheets (ZIP)
The Fact Sheets was prepared for the Review of the implementation of the Program of Action adopted in the International Conference on Population and Development (Cairo Plus Ten) in Latin American and the Caribbean organized by the Committee on Population and Development (CELADE) of the Economic Commission of Latin America ECLAC in San Juan, Puerto Rico (June, 2004).
One World, One Fight (PDF)
Extract of Rosalind Petchesky’s article was published in DAWN Informs, April 2003, you can download this document in PDF file here.
Reforming the Penal Code in Turkey from a Gender Perspective: The Case of a Successful Campaign (PDF)
This paper, written by Pinar Ilkkaracan, was prepared for the project on Citizen Engagement and National Policy Change, and presents the campaign for the reform of the Turkish Penal Code from a gender perspective.
Review of Legal Frameworks and the Situation of Human Rights (PDF)
“Review of Legal Frameworks and the Situation of Human Rights related to Sexual Diversity in Low and Middle Income Countries ” is a study Commissioned by UNAIDS. The authors are: Carlos F. Cáceres (MD, PhD, Cayetano Heredia University, Lima, Peru); Mario Pecheny ( PhD, University of Buenos Aires and CONICET, Buenos Aires, Argentina); Tim Frasca (MPH New York City, USA); and Roger Raupp Rios and Fernando Pocahy ( both PhD, Porto Alegre, Brazil).
Rights of the body (PDF)
“Rights of the Body and Perversions of War: Sexual Rights and Wrongs Ten Years Past Beijing”, written by Rosalind Petchesky and published by Blacwell publishing Ltd. under UNESCO copyrights, is a wonderfull analytical piece on the recent events in the global arena.
Sexuality, Human Rights, and Demographic Thinking: Connections and Disjunctions in a Changing World (PDF)
Sonia Corrêa and Richard Parker examine the conflictive evolution of the global debate linking sexuality and human rights, dentifies unresolved conceptual problems, and explores the implications of these new policy trends for demographic thinking in the January 2004 issue of Sexuality Research and Social Research.
Sexual practices in youth: analysis of lifetime sexual trajectory and last sexual intercourse
This article, written by Maria Luiza Heilborn and Cristiane S. Cabral, examines the sexual practices of young Brazilians based on data from the GRAVAD Research Project, a household survey targeting males and females from 18 to 24 years of age in three Brazilian State capitals: Porto Alegre, Rio de Janeiro, and Salvador. The set of practices experienced over the course of their sexual careers is characterized by traits of social belonging, elements from individual life histories, and prescribed rules of conduct for men and women.
Sexual rights (PDF)
This presentation was prepared for the 8th International Women’s Health Meeting (Delhi, Sep. 2005), by Sonia Correa.
SPW Annotated Bibliography on Sexual Rights (ZIP)
The Annotated Bibliography on Sexual Rights is an ongoing project of the Sexuality Policy Watch. This version of the bibliography is not exhaustive, but is rather a work in progress, and will continue to be updated every six months. All annotations are written in English, and where available, original abstracts are included in addition to the SPW annotation.
Unstable Marriage of RR and SR (PDF)
“On the Unstable Marriage of Reproductive and Sexual Rights – The Case for a Trial Separation”, written by Rosalind Petchesky, was published by Conscience Magazine (Spring, 2006). The author proposes in this article an analytical task: a trial separation for “RR” and “SR” in order to deeply analyse their differences as well their interlinkages.
Update on ongoing resistance to the Indian anti-sodomy law
This article, written by Radhika Ramassuban, is around the Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code that criminalizes “unnatural offences” and continues to be used by the police and sections of the general public to criminalize, oppress and stigmatize primarily gay men.