Legal and Political determinants of sexual and reproductive health – effects of lockdown

Date, time: 20th August 2020, 15.00-16.00
Place: Bergen Global, Jekteviksbakken 31
Zoom link:
Health is politics, and sexual and reproductive health and rights are arguably most political of all. It is the subject of politics and severely affected by politics – from criminalization of abortion and same sex intimacy, to provisions for in-vitro fertilization and comprehensive sex education. In the context of the Covid-19 pandemic the political measures taken to deal with the pandemic, including closing of services and lockdowns, have affected groups differently, and in many societies gay, lesbian and trans- (LGBT) people are particularly vulnerable. This seminar present findings from a survey of the LGBT community in Mozambique concerning their experienced during the lockdown, as well as a perspective from Uganda.
Roundtable moderated by Siri Gloppen (UiB) with Carmeliza Rosario (UiB), Camila Gianella (CMI) and Adrian Juuko (HRAPF).
This event is part of the Bergen Exchanges on Law and Social Transformation. It is free and open to all. Please note that according to corona virus regulations all participants must keep a distance of at least one metre from each other and maintain good hand hygiene. Your name and phone number will be registered and kept for 10 days. If you have any respiratory tract symptoms you should stay at home.
According to the infection control measures, we need to have an overview of who is present at all times. You can sign up for the event at our information desk or via this link:
Seating is limited, so first come, first served.