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From: Sexuality Policy Watch
Date: Fri, Jan 21, 2011 at 1:36 PM
Subject: [SPW News] See new updates at the SPW website!
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*SPW News - January, 2011
*AROUND THE WORLD*
>> *Malasya: *Muslim engineer Azman Ismail has sparked a huge storm of
criticism, invited official censure and even death threats by going on
YouTube.com and confessing that he is a gay. Read more.
>> *Mexico: *Susana Chavez, a human rights activist best known for her
poetry and actions to help raise awareness of the violence towards women,
was murdered in Ciudad Juarez, a gritty border metropolis that has become
Mexicos most violent city. Read more.
>> *Brazil:* Brazilian Human Rights and gender equality activists send a
manifesto against the way abortion was treated during the last election
period in Brazil to the President Dilma Rousseff and Ministers. Read more.
>> *Uganda:* Ugandas high court released a ruling permanently prohibiting
the tabloid Rolling Stone (no relation to the venerable U.S. publication by
the same name) from continuing its public vigilante campaign against that
countrys LGBT community.
>> *Mauritius: *Mauritian sex workers marched for human rights in Rose-Hill,
a major town in Mauritius, on January 3, 2011.Their aim was to sensitise the
population, particularly the parliamentarians, to the state of sex workers
on the island.
>> *Global: *On December 21, 2010 the United Nations General Assembly voted
overwhelmingly in favor of restoring reference to sexual orientation in a
high-profile resolution condemning extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary
executions. Read more.
>> *Global: *More than 300 activists from 76 countries attended *25th World
Conference of the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex
Association* in São Paulo, Brazil, and called on collaboration with civil
society to fight homophobia and trans-phobia. Read more.
Read more in the section "Around the
*>> Read the report *Sexuality and Development: Brazilian National Response
to HIV/AIDS amongst Sex Workers *(PDF version), with the main findings of
the case study.
Read more in the section "Our publications / Books and
>> Read *Bringing Together Pleasure and Politics: Sexuality Workshops in
Rural India*, the Practice Paper Volume 2011 Number 6, published by the
Institute of Development Studies (IDS) with the experiences and reflections
that Nirantar, a womens NGO working on gender and education in India,
sought to answer. Nirantar ran a programme of 13 sexuality workshops with
300 participants, including both rural, Dalit women and NGO staff members.
>> In *A Tale of Two Moralities*, published at the New York Times website,
Paul Krugman writes on the American political morality and highlights the
deep intersection of economic and abortion debates in the USA. Read the
>> Read *"Same-Sex Africa and the Fantasy of Global Participation": Brief
notes*, written by Rafael de la Dehesa, Professor of Sociology at the City
University of New York, on the Professor Tavia Nyongo reflections about the
recent efforts by activists in the Global North to promote LGBT rights in
several East African nations.
>> Read *The extraordinary life and death of David Burgess*, on the death of
a brilliant immigration lawyer. Burgess also was Sonia and died under a
London tube train in October 2010. In this article, Burgesss family and
friends tell the complicated story of the loving father, brilliant
colleague, sensitive woman and courageous person they knew.
>> Read *Developing sexual health programmes - A framework for action*,
organized by the World Health Organization, pointing to the importance of
programming for sexual health across the five domains of laws, policies and
human rights; education; society and culture; economics; and health.
>> Read the article *Putting the Universal Back in the Universal
Declaration*, written by John Fisher, Co-Director of ARC International. This
short article focuses on the recent developments at the UN, with an overview
of both progress and challenges on LGBT issues in the international arena.
>> Read the issue number 6 of the* Sexuality, Health and Society - Latin
American publication* (contents in Spanish, Portuguese and English),
published by the Latin American Center on Sexuality and Human Rights (CLAM).
Read more in the section "We recommend"
*AROUND THE WEB
*>> Over the past two weeks, three travestis have been murdered in separate
incidents in Honduras. In two of the incidents, the victims were set on fire
either before or after their deaths. Join the IGLHRC and the Honduran LGBTI
organization Red Cattrachas, *sending a online message to Honduran
Read more in the section "Around the
*CHECK IT OUT*
>> The *Safe Abortion Action Fund (SAAF) *is launching a new call for
proposals in 2011, in response to the urgent need for funding to improve
womens access to safe abortion. SAAF will provide grants of a maximum of
US$200,000 for a maximum of three years. The deadline for applications is
January 31, 2011. Read more.
>> The fifty-fifth session of the *Commission on the Status of Women *will
take place at United Nations Headquarters in New York, USA, from 22 February
to 4 March 2011. Read more.
>> The *LGBT and Human Rights training programme* is designed for
participants working in organisations giving them an influence on issues
concerning LGBT and human rights. The training is open only for candidates
from some countries in Africa. The closing date for application is April 8,
2011. Read more.
>> Applications for the* CREAs 5th Sexuality, Gender and Rights Institute:
Exploring Theory and Practiceare* due on or before February 15, 2011. The
course will take place in Istanbul, Turkey, from June 18-26, 2011, focusing
on a conceptual study of sexuality. Read more.
>> The issue 6 of the *Interface: a journal for and about social movements*invites contributions on the topic of feminism and womens movement(s). The
deadline for submissions is 1 May 2011. Read more.
>> The *1st HIV Social Science and Humanities Conference* will take place at
Durban ICC from 11 - 13 June 2011, aiming to discuss and support
contributions of the social sciences and humanities to HIV research and
action. Registrations are open. Read more.
Read more in the section "Check it out"
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