Sonia Corrêa

Sonia Corrêa
Associação Brasileira Interdisciplinar de AIDS | ABIA · Sexuality Policy Watch

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The Zika outbreak of 2015-7 is a lens to analyse the positioning of abortion within in global health security. The sequelae of the virus almost exclusively affected newborn children, manifested through Congenital Zika Syndrome (CZS), and a focus on women at risk of, planning or being pregnant. At the global level, debate considered whether Zika wou...
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Sexual and reproductive health needs and access are often neglected during health emergencies. The 2015/16 Zika epidemic is an example of priorities shifting to the detriment of women’s health needs. The internet is a key tool for abortion knowledge sharing and seeking in countries where abortion is not legally available and it is also a key resour...
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Background The Zika outbreak provides pertinent case study for considering the impact of health emergencies on abortion decision-making and/or for positioning abortion in global health security debates. Main body This paper provides a baseline of contemporary debates taking place in the intersection of two key health policy areas, and seeks to und...
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En octobre 2012, une nouvelle loi a été approuvée en Uruguay qui autorise l’avortement à la demande pendant les 12 premières semaines de grossesse, 14 semaines en cas de viol, et sans limite de temps si la santé de la femme est à risque ou en présence d’anomalies fœtales. L’article analyse cette réforme juridique. Il est fondé sur 27 entretiens ind...
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Who we are—an important factor in success • The 1970s and 1980s—problem definition and building the base for political action • The 1980s and 1990s-creating intellectual capital, concepts and evidence • Conclusion This paper analyses the emergence of sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) as a cornerstone of global women's rights activism...
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This commentary examines the outcome of the First Latin American Regional Conference on Population and Development, held in Montevideo in August of 2013 to mark the twentieth anniversary of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) and adopt forward-looking recommendations. While highly appraising the outcomes, this article...
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The article examines how emerging powers - namely, Brazil, Russia, India, China and SouthAfrica - have behaved in multilateral debates around human rights, gender and sexuality, especially at Ibsa and Brics fora. Th e arguments presented are derived from the first roundof conversations held in 2013 by the Sexuality Policy Watch, a forum of research...
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In Brazil, the agitation of public anxieties about child pornography has become pivotal for recent legal initiatives to control Internet traffic, which affect Internet users’ privacy and freedom of expression. However, cyber activist protests against those measures and alternative regulation proposals have not reverberated to feminist and LGBT inte...
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Axel Mundigo has been a close working partner even though his intellectual trajectory is situated outside the feminist field. His paper, 'Reconceptualizing Men's Role in the post-Cairo Era', however, draws extensively on feminist conceptual tools. This is not a trivial observation. Studies on masculinity are not always inspired by feminist ideas. C...
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Brazilian women have seen important setbacks in regard to access to abortion in recent years. A clear turning point was September 2005, when a law aimed at reforming existing punitive legislation on abortion – which currently is illegal except in cases of rape or when the mother's life is in danger – was presented to the Congress without the requir...
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Current debates on sexuality and development need to be seen in relation to a longer historical cycle. This contribution provides a pictorial overview of the last three decades, laying out the diverse influences from the 1970s, which produced both the Washington Consensus and Foucault's History of Sexuality, through to the current paradoxes of the...
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This new work surveys how rapid changes taking place at the start of the twenty-first century in social, cultural, political and economic domains impact on sexuality, health and human rights. The relationships between men, women and children are changing quickly, as are traditional family structures and gender norms. What were once viewed as privat...
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No presente artigo busco apresentar as visões teóricas e políticas vigentes no campo que tem produzido um discurso sobre direitos sexuais, no sentido de chamar a atenção para as instabilidades e contradições que caracterizam as esferas nas quais vai sendo tecido um novo discurso "normativo" da sexualidade.The present paper aims to present theoretic...
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This research note discusses the cultural and legal constructs referring to the sexual and reproductive rights of adolescents. Beginning with the expansion of human rights to include the prerogatives of children and adolescents, a veritable change occurred in the way families, society, and communities are expected to deal with these stages in life....
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Esta nota aborda as construções culturais e jurídicas em torno dos direitos sexuais e reprodutivos dos adolescentes. A partir da ampliação dos direitos humanos, no sentido de incluir as prerrogativas de crianças e adolescentes, uma verdadeira mudança foi produzida a respeito do modo como as famílias, a sociedade e as comunidades devem lidar com ess...
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The story of Brazil's evolution in sexual and reproductive health and rights during the 1990s documents not only a decade of change in the population field, but the powerful role of social movements in a democracy. Between October and December 2002, 23 people were interviewed about where they believe progress has been made in Brazil and where there...
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In this roundtable discussion, three long-time international activists in the field of reproductive and sexual rights discuss the challenges facing the feminist women's health movement ten years after the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development in Cairo, and the 1995 Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing. Their conversatio...
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In this roundtable discussion, three long-time international activists in the field of reproductive and sexual rights discuss the challenges facing the feminist women's health movement ten years after the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development in Cairo, and the 1995 Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing. Their conversatio...
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Al comenzar el siglo XXI hemos sido testigos de un replanteamiento del histórico debatesobre ética y demografía, pues se han priorizado los derechos del individuo sobre el bienpúblico y se ha incluido en tal debate un conjunto de nuevos elementos, en particularla sexualidad. Este cambio está intrínsecamente relacionado con la aparición y el im-pact...
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This paper documents the reframing at the start of the twenty-first century of the historical debate on ethics and demography, both in terms of greater emphasis on individual rights, as opposed to the previous emphasis on the public good, and through the inclusion of a variety of new dimensions—in particular, sexuality. This shift is intrinsically...
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Sonia Corrêa reviews the rights debate looking at the geo-political context of the paradoxes around the UN debate on gender and reproductive health. She looks at the paradox of fundamentalist governments positioning themselves against globalization while at the same time they attack women's human rights.Development (2003) 46, 21–23. doi:10.1057/pal...
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In her statement for Development Alternatives with Women for A New Era (DAWN) at the World Social Forum (WSF), Sonia Corrêa argues that it is never a simple task for feminists to engage with and attempt to transform the perspective of progressive social and political movements such as those strongly represented in WSFDevelopment (2002) 45, 68–70. d...
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Based on a much more thorough study conducted between April and September 1998 and sponsored by the Population Reference Bureau (PRB) which will be available at the Cairo +5 conference, Sonia Correa and Sergio Piola look at the change in sexual and reproductive health in Brazil since Cairo. The Brazilian experience is enlightening in many aspects....
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This paper aims to map recent changes in discourse on sexuality and reproduction and identify new conceptual perspectives on gender and sexuality. First, it examines the etymology of recently legitimised concepts - reproductive rights, sexual health, and sexual rights - which are related to, but separate from, the concept of reproductive health. Se...
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Neste artigo as autoras problematizam o conceito de direitos sexuais e reprodutivos, de maneira a retirá-Io do campo do pensamento individualista. Propõem, então, a sua releitura segundo a perspectiva dos direitos sociais, anunciando uma abordagem feminista desta questão.
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The authors wish rethink the concept of sexual rights and reproductive rights, with the theoretical intention to think these concepts outside the individualist tradition. They want to read this subject under the concept of social rights. They propose a femirlism reading of this theoretical field.
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PIP: The meeting of the health network of Latin American and Caribbean women was held in July 1993 and focused on strategies and issues of reproductive health and rights of women on the way to the Cairo conference in 1994. The complexity of the debate in the area of population politics was indicated by the pronatalist views expressed by the Vatican...
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Não é possível examinar a conjuntura global do debate sobre aborto, em 2004, sem situá-la no ciclo histórico mais longo das últimas três décadas. Devemos recordar, e sublinhar, que as leis e definições jurídicas que legalizaram o aborto na Inglaterra, Holanda, Suécia, França, Estados Unidos e Itália, nos anos 1970, constituíram, em si mesmas, um "a...
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Como bem sabemos, o debate sobre população e desenvolvimento tem sido, desde o século XVIII, atravessado por controvérsias agudas. Na própria conferência do Cairo, em 1994, muito embora tenha sido possível construir um novo consenso sobre esta correlação – ancorado em princípios de direitos humanos, igualdade de gênero e promoção do bem-estar –, as...
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As Metas de Desenvolvimento do Milênio (MDMs) constituem hoje o eixo central de debates e investimento das Nações Unidas. Desde 2002, o sistema ONU, pela voz do secretário geral e através de suas agências especializadas, tem feito uma verdadeira ação de persuasão para convencer governos e ONGs a adotar as MDMs como agenda de políticas públicas para...

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