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Lunch Seminar “Sexual Health and Rights: An Exchange on Global Challenges”

donderdag, 9 maart, 2017 - 12:00 to donderdag, 9 maart, 2017 - 14:00
Campus: Brussels Humanities, Sciences & Engineering campus
Groene Zaal
Lunch Seminar

Women’s sexual, reproductive and health rights are related to multiple human rights including the right to life, the right to be free from torture, the right to health, the right to privacy, the right to education, and the prohibition of discrimination. Nevertheless, violations of these rights are frequent, due to the inaccessibility or denial of access to services, the imposition of societal values concerning women’s sexuality, poverty and power inequalities on the intersections of gender, age, sexual orientation, ethnicity or religion. In this lunch seminar, we present research and projects on sexual health and rights from a variety of contexts and offer a humanist perspective on the global challenges to the realization of these rights.

This seminar is a netwerk event, aimed at people who are professionally or academically involved with the topics of sexual health and rights in a variety of contexts. Places are limited, so please register in time!

With participation of:

  • Bram Cleys (UCOS) presents CHanGE, the new UCOS exchange program for students with global partners working on sexual health and rights
  • Carlos Cuinhane, PhD researcher on “Gender, HIV and Sexual and Reproductive Health in Mozambique” (VUB/Eduardo Mondlane University Mozambique)
  • Maria Chipenembe, PhD researcher on “Female Same Sex Activism and Sexual Identity in Mozambique” (VUB/Eduardo Mondlane University Mozambique)
  • Susan Dierickx, PhD researcher on the VUB/UGent FWO project “Harmful Cultural Practices: A critical analysis of cross-cultural discourses and moral understandings of gender, sexuality and embodiment" (VUB)
  • Kristien Michielsen (ICRH/UGent) presents the VLIR-TEAM project on sexual education in Ugandan primary schools
  • Sonja Eggerickx, former president of IHEU (International Humanist and Ethical Union)
  • Anton Van Dyck, Secretary-General of IHEYU (International Humanist Ethical Youth Organization)

ATTENTION: This event will take place in U-Residence (Green Room) and not in the Van Gogh-Room as announced on the flyer.

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