April 18 Wednesday

Building movements to challenge criminalization globally: a roundtable discussion on un-policing identity, sexuality and morality

  • Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at 5:30PM - 7:00PM
  • Yale Law School, Room 127
  • Open To The Public
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Description

The criminalization of non-hegemonic expressions of identities, sexual and reproductive practices, as well as assertions of bodily autonomy curtails liberties and rights and also threatens key global health and development imperatives, particularly in the global South.

This roundtable will feature activists, academics, policy makers, and development experts in an interdisciplinary discussion of how criminal provisions on sexuality, identity, morality, and bodily autonomy imperil human rights as well as restrict the fulfillment of two major global commitments made by States – namely, to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030 and to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 

The event is being organized by the Yale Global Health Justice Partnership with CREA, a feminist human rights organization based in India, and AIDS Accountability International, a research and advocacy think tank based in South Africa that builds state accountability with regards to health needs.

Roundtable Discussants:
Co-Chairs: Rupsa Malik (CREA/India) and Alice M. Miller (GHJP/YLS-YSPH/USA)
Bob Mwiinga Munyati (AIDS Accountability International/S. Af.)
Madhu Mehra (Partners for Law in Development/India)
Melissa Upreti (UN Working Group on Discrimination Against Women)
Alejandra Sarda (Association for Women's Rights in Development/Argentina)

Funded by the Oscar M. Ruebhausen Fund at Yale Law School

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Global Health Justice Partnership


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