Gender, Sexuality & the Law

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    Special Issue: The limits of the law: Abortion in the Middle East and North Africa

    The Political Determinants of sexual and reproductive health project published in December 2019 a special issue in the Journal of Health and Human Rights. The …

    Special issue: Abortion Lawfare in Latin America: Some Readings Keys For a Changing Scenario

    In 2021, the Abortion Rights Lawfare in Latin America project published a special issue in Revista Direito GV. This special issue brings together novel scholarship …

    Direito e gênero: reflexões plurais sobre teorias feministas

    New publication from researchers affiliated with our partner institution Getulio Vargas Foundation São Paulo School of Law. Our PhD guest researcher Ana Côrtes contributes with …

    Abortion and ‘conscientious objection’ in South Africa

    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. …

    LGBT rights in Africa

    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 …

    Projects

    LawTransform: Effects of Rights & Law

    The project aims to consolidate the Centre on Law & Social Transformation (LawTransform) as a leading hub for scholarship on the use of law as …

    Political determinants of sexual and reproductive health: Criminalisation, health impacts and game changers

      Why is homosexuality (encompassing lesbian, gay, bi, trans*/LGBT) more politicized and criminalized in Africa than elsewhere? Can similar politicization of abortion be prevented? And …

    Abortion Rights Lawfare in Latin America

    Abstract: The project analyses the strategic use of rights and law in battles over abortion rights in Latin America – and the various effects of …

    Sexual and Reproductive Rights Lawfare: Global battles

    Sexual and Reproductive Rights (SRR) are controversial in most societies. Political polarization has been particularly pronounced on to abortion rights and rights of sexual minorities (LGBTIQ …

    Gender (in)justice – Pakistan

    The report review steps taken by the Musharraf government to combat honour killings through an examination of legal reforms in the years between 2003- 2006. …

     

    News

    Video: Constitutional reform process in Gambia

    Satang Nabaneh is a doctoral candidate at the Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria and LawTransform PhD scholar as part of the research project …

    Article: Trans Legalities – Preliminary Study of Files on the Recognition of Trans* Identities in Peru

    By Carlos J. Zelada and Carolina Neyra-Sevilla This is a summary of the article, which was published in The Asian Yearbook of Human Rights and …

    Events

    Looking for dialogue and recognition: transgender persons’ rights

    Date: 8 March 2021 Time: 17:00-18:00 Venue: Zoom Relevant issues for transgender persons, such as the change of name and gender marks on birth certificates …

    Filmmaking and intersectionality – “The Art of Fallism”

    A Norwegian film production team follows the South-African movement #FeesMustFall, documenting the women, queer people and trans people that played a central part in the …