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
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
Violence, the state and gendered indigenous agency in the Brazilian Amazon
José Miguel Nieto Olivar* ABSTRACT The aim of this article is to understand feminine and indigenous forms of agency, especially that of the young women living in a specific Amazonian city, and the ways these forms emerge within and against the grammatical frame of insecurity, fear, death, and segregation that is produced by the Brazilian […]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
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
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
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
Assessing gender and sexuality politics in the Colombia elections
by Sandra Mazo Cardona An inside look from gender and sexuality on the circumstances that led to Duque’s victory in the Colombian presidential elections On June 17, 2018, Ivan Duque, Centro Democrático’s (Democratic Center in English) candidate won the presidential elections in Colombia with 54 percent of votes. The second term election was sharply polarized […]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