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Emerging Powers, Sexuality & Human Rights: Trends & Developments in Brazil, India and South Africa

10:00 am - 1:00 pm
CB8, Central Block, University of the Witwatersrand, Braamfontein
Free

The Coalition of African Lesbians (CAL), Gay and Lesbian Memory in Action (GALA) and the Centre for Indian Studies in Africa (University of the Witwatersrand) invite you to join us for an engaging and thought-provoking discussion.

EMERGING POWERS, SEXUALITY & HUMAN RIGHTS: TRENDS & DEVELOPMENTS IN BRAZIL, INDIA & SOUTH AFRICA

The BRICS economic bloc (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) continues to grow in strength and influence, but is frequently criticised for its lack of action on sexual rights and other social justice issues. But what is really happening in these countries?

This seminar will explore how sexual rights are being demanded, contested and articulated within three of these emerging powers. It will examine how the fight for sexual rights is being played out, as well as the major issues, trends and challenges for activists, policy-makers, governments and other key stakeholders. It also asks what the implications might be for advancing sexual rights at the regional and global levels, and how we might learn from and build on recent developments.

There will also be a presentation by Paul Amar (University of California) on links between sexual politics and militarism in the Global South.

THE PANELLISTS
The panel is made up of respected academics and activists, all of whom are deeply engaged with sexual politics and related issues. They are also friends and colleagues in solidarity with the many struggles we face on the African continent.

akshay khanna (India)
Laura Waisbich (Brazil)
Paul Amar (USA)
Sonia Correa (Brazil)

Further information about the panellists can be downloaded here.

Please send your RSVP to john.marnell@wits.ac.za by 12.00 pm on Thursday 16 April


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