Sexuality and political change – A new training program

Sexuality Policy Watch will be hosting a training program focusing on sexuality research. The program differs from other non-academic capacity-building models in this area, as it will not focus strictly on sexuality theory and research per se, but rather aims at exploring the various linkages and gaps that exist between sexuality theorizing and research in sexuality and social and policy change. The content areas covered by course under the general heading of sexuality and sexual rights will potentially encompass a broad range of topics such as: HIV/AIDS, LGBT rights, laws and policies affecting transgender persons, abortion and contraception, sexuality education, and sex work.

The course will examine challenges experienced in connecting theory and practice and translating research into change. The training program will be held in Rio de Janeiro, during the week of March 18-24, 2013, and the resource persons involved in the training program will be members of the SPW Advisory Group and a range of other close collaborators.

Applicants must be fluent in English.

DEADLINE: The deadline for applications is 22 December 2012.

To learn more about the candidate’s profile and to access the application form, visit the training program hot site: