Right to Love: India’s Decriminalization of Homosexuality Understood in Light of Contact

New article by LawTransform’s affiliate Vikram Kolmannskog On September 6, 2018, homosexuality was decriminalized in India. It was the result of a rights mobilization that started almost two decades ago. From the start, Indian lesbian, gay, bi, trans (LGBT) activists tried to influence society and the judges directly, not least through contact with other judges […]

Abortion and ‘conscientious objection’ in South Africa

Satang Nabaneh (2021)

Abortion and 'conscientious objection' in South Africa. In Advancing Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in Africa. By Ebenezer Durojaye, Gladys Mirugi-Mukundi, Charles Ngwena. Routlege

New book chapter: The 1996 Choice on Termination of Pregnancy Act of South Africa is hailed as one of the most exemplary liberal laws on abortion. However, one of the key challenges to the efficacy of the law is the refusal to perform or provide abortion care based on conscience grounds. The Act does not directly […]

Blogpost: “Causa Justa” Movement for the elimination of abortion crime in Colombia

Ana María Méndez, Ana Cristina González Vélez, Catalina Martínez and Mariana Ardila (2021)

“… The event of conception and even its eventual desire do not imply a project, let alone a desire for motherhood” (Pitch, 2003)   The time for the feminist movement to fight for the complete decriminalization of abortion in Colombia has arrived. More than 90 organizations and 150 activists around the country have joined together towards […]

LGBT rights in Africa

Siri Gloppen and Lise Rakner (2020)

Research Handbook on Gender, Sexuality and the Law. Edited by Chris Ashford and Alexander Maine

Across the African continent, homosexuality has since the late 1990s become an issue of political contestation and conflict. When Zimbabwe’s president Robert Mugabe castigated the gay community in 1993, it marked the first incidence of contemporary politicized homophobia on the continent. This incident has been followed by numerous similar attacks, in Botswana, Burundi, Egypt, Ghana, […]

Queer Realness: In Pursuit of Freedom

C. Anzio Jacobs (2020)

Interactive magazine and podcast "Queer Realness: In Pursuit of Freedom"

How are lives of transgender and intersex people in India affected by the momentous legal changes for LGBTIQ+ people that has taken place in the past years, including with the 2018 Supreme Court’s Navtej Johar decision which among other decriminalized homosexuality? And what are the stories behind the story of litigation? In the interactive magazine […]

Den gode «fiende»: Fra flyktninger til seksuelle minoriteter

Lise Rakner (2019)

Rakner, L. (2019). "Den gode «fiende»: Fra flyktninger til seksuelle minoriteter". Agenda Magasin, 09.04.2019.

Hvorfor kjører Polens nasjonal-konservative regjeringsparti LHBT-motstand som viktigste valgkamptema foran Europaparlamentsvalget i mai? Under slagordet «Ikke rør barna» har regjeringspartiet «Lov og rettferdighetspartiet» (PiS) i Polen kritisert forslaget til seksualundervisning i skolen. Det er utviklet av Verdens Helseorganisasjon (WHO), og godkjent i landets hovedstad, Warszawa. PiS sterke mann, Jaroslaw Kaczynski, har valgt å gjøre LHBT-spørsmål […]

Vulnerable populations and the right to health: lessons from the Peruvian Amazon around tuberculosis control

Camila Gianella, M. Amalia Pesantes, Cesar Ugarte-Gil, David A.J. Moore and Claudia Lema (2019)

Camila Gianella, M. Amalia Pesantes, Cesar Ugarte-Gil, David A.J. Moore and Claudia Lema’s article has been published in International Journal for Equity in Health. Access the full article here. Background: In 2014 the World Health Organization (WHO) launched the “End TB Strategy”, setting new ambitious goals for elimination of tuberculosis (TB). In contrast with previous efforts to […]

Water scarcity – A global problem

Mathilde Thorsen (2018)

Bergens Tidende

Vannmangel er vårt problem Mathilde Thorsen:25. mars 2018 07:00, oppdatert 23. mars 2018 12:29 I flere uker i starten av året så det ut som om at den sørafrikanske byen Cape Town, som var rammet av den verste tørken på over 100 år, kunne gå tom for vann. Nå har «Day zero», dagen hvor Cape Town skulle gå […]

Caliban Unleashed: What role for strategic litigation in an illiberal era?

Alicia Yamin (2018)

Author: Alicia Ely Yamin What is the role for strategic litigation of social rights, and in particular health rights, in a world where democratic social practices and institutions are loosing ground and where conservative agendas seek to revoke the rights of minorities? In a recent article in “Open Global Rights”, Alicia  Ely Yamin argue that […]

Hvem har ansvaret for å sikre folk vann? 

Mathilde Thorsen (2018)

Bergens Tidende Debatt 19.07.2018

Mathilde Thorsen has written about water rights and the ongoing water crisis in India in Bergens Tidende. The text ask questions regarding who is in charge of securing people water, and call for global cooperation and respect of the human right to water. You can read the full text in Norwegian below or on Bergens […]