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Por el mundo  
In 03/05/2013

Gender, Sexuality and Struggles for Justice in Latin America: Legal, Political and Social Dimensions


The Sexualities, and Gender and Feminist Studies Sections of the Latin American Studies Association – LASA are organizing an pre-conference on the opening day of the Association’s XXXI International Congress, May 29, at the Washington College of Law, American University, in Washington D.C. Entrance is free.
   
América Latina  
In 04/04/2013

SEXUALITY AND LATIN AMERICA


The thirteenth issue of Sexuality, Heath and Society – Latin American Journal explores the ways regulations, conventions and norms about sexuality are specified in Latin America.
   
América Latina  
In 04/04/2013

HEALTH, BEAUTY, AND AUTONOMY


The regulation of esthetic surgery generates debates about personal autonomy over one’s own body and the imposition of a hegemonic model of beauty and femininity, as a response to an increasing demand for such interventions and its evident health impact. Experts discuss boundaries within this field and the issues at stake for feminists and transgender advocates. (In Spanish)
   
Pelo mundo  
In 02/04/2013

Call for papers


Creating new development paradigms to achieve sexual and reproductive health and rights: critical analysis and reflection. Submissions due 1-31 May 2013.
   
América Latina  
In 21/03/2013

Strategic election


The election of Jorge Bergoglio as pope is strategic in terms of religious geopolitical interests. It is no coincidence that the new pope comes from Latin America, where Catholics are a majority, and where yet sexual and reproductive right have made significant headways, said Maria José Rosado, Catholics for Choice chair in Brazil. (Text in Spanish)
   
Por el mundo  
In 21/03/2013

EROTICS Survey


What is the role of the internet in your work to advance sexual rights? What are some of the obstacles, threats or challenges that you have faced online? The Association for Progressive Communications (APC) invites you to participate in a survey on Internet regulation and sexual rights.
   
Brasil  
In 21/03/2013

Waiting for rights


This research report by sociologist Rosa Oliveira (Pagu/Unicamp) maps the sexual rights agenda in the three branches of the Brazilian state. Official responses have increased over the past years, though inconsistently, due to conflicts between the demands on behalf of social movements and the rise of religious actors in state politics. (Text in Portuguese)
   
América Latina  
In 21/03/2013

Suffering birth labor


Suffering birth labor The recognition and sanction of obstetric violence in Argentina and Venezuela illustrate the accomplishments of the movement towards the humanization of birth labor in the region. However, Brazil and Chile still report high rates of invasive and unjustified medical interventions. Specialists urge for cultural changes, restoring women their agency over their bodies.
   
América Latina  
In 21/03/2013

A NEW EVANGELIZATION


The transference of the conservative agenda on the regulation of life, sexuality and the family towards a scientific and rights language reveals new interactions between religion, science and politics. These are key to understand the current scope of religious activism on issues like abortion and the recognition of sexual diversity. (Text in Spanish.)
   
Por el mundo  
In 14/02/2013

II European Geographies of Sexualities Conference: Call for papers


This Conference wants to create a space of debate and questioning to explore beyond normative domains and practices of heteronormativity, Western views, English, globalisation, whiteness and male hegemony. Interested contributors should send an abstract of a paper, or a proposal of a session/panel discussion via online submissions by 28th February 2013 – Sessions and 31st March 2013 – Papers.
   
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