The Brazilian 2018 Election: A perfect catastophre?
Read Sonia Corrêa’s article on the antecedents, outcomes and meanings of the 2018 Brazilian presidential elections.Read more
Sexual politics in October 2018
The Brazilian perfect storm We apologize for the delay in the circulation of SPW’s October 2018 monthly announcement due to the stormy process and result of the Brazilian presidential elections. We needed time to begin processing this outcome and to select relevant information that may contribute to a better understanding of this crucial turn of […]Read more
Brazilian 2018 presidential elections in figures
This fact sheet present figures of the results of the second round of the 2018 Brazilian presidential elections. The data comes from different sources: Items 1, 2, and 10 come from the TSE (Electoral Justice) database. Data and maps presented in Items 4, 5 and 6 (cities, income, race, religion) combine data from the Electoral […]Read more
Sexual politics in September 2018
September is the key moment of the year in the global struggle for abortion rights, as the 28th marks the International Safe Abortion Day. In its bulletin, the International Campaign for Women’s Right to Safe Abortion (ICWRSA) shared twenty-eight success stories of abortion struggle around the world in the last year and urged activists to […]Read more
Sexual politics in August 2018
#MourningMuseuNacional: As this announcement was being finalized, the Brazilian National Museum burned in flames. A singular and irrecoverable collection of the country’s historical and cultural memory, painfully accumulated in the course of the last two hundred years, is gone. Devastated and speechless, we join with our hearts and minds the deep mourning of our friends, […]Read more
Brazilian Supreme Court Public Hearing on the Decriminalization of Abortion
Download Sonia Corrêa’s article on the public hearings for abortion decriminalization in Brazil — a landmark event in the feminist struggle for abortion rights.Read more
The diversity in the São Paulo LGBT Pride Parade and the State of Israel
by Marco Aurélio Máximo Prado “I contend that these values all derive from important Jewish sources, which is not to say that they are only derived from those sources. But for me, given the history from which I emerge, it is most important as a Jew to speak out against injustice and to struggle against […]Read more
Sexual politics in July 2018
22nd International AIDS Conference: On July 22, Pedro Villardi, from GTPI-ABIA, participated in the Challenging Criminalization Globally Pre-Conference, one of the more important satellites events in which matters related to gender and sexuality were debated. Other relevant events to be reported are: the Change seminar on the detrimental effects of Trump policies; the debate called […]Read more
Sexual politics in June 2018
Main global trends ICD Reform – On June 18, the Working Group set up by the World Health Organization (WHO), has released the final version of the International Classification Diseases 11 (ICD 11). These parameters have been under review since 2011 and the outcome of this long process means an important victory for transnational trans rights […]Read more
Abortion rights in Brazil: the institutional debate, international effects on the media
By Fábio Grotz and Sonia Corrêa A new chapter of the ongoing institutional debate on abortion rights in Brazil is scheduled for August 3rd and 6th, as a public hearing has been convened by Judge Rosa Weber of the Supreme Court (STF) to discuss ADPF 442/2017 , presented to the March 2017 by the feminist […]Read more
BBC expands the coverage of abortion in Brazil: but at what cost?
By Fábio Grotz Since early June, BBC Brazil — possibly with a view to feeding the national debate around ADPF 442/2017 or perhaps as a reflection of the victorious Irish referendum – began a series of reports on clandestine abortion and abortion policies in Brazil. The series encompassed the following headlines: “Inside a WhatsApp secret […]Read more
Can a subaltern speak?
Can a subaltern speak? No, is the response of the feminist philosopher Gayatri Spivak, when she realizes that to “have the right to a voice” the place of the subaltern must be subverted.Read more