About the center
Latin American Center
on Sexuality and Human Rights
The main purpose of the Latin American Center on Sexuality and Human Rights is to produce, organize, and disseminate knowledge about sexuality from a human rights perspective, in order to help fight gender inequality and to contribute to the struggle against the discrimination of sexual minorities in the region. The Center brings together scholars, activists and other partners from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, México, and Peru, to encourage public debate on sexuality and sexual rights.
Created in 2002, the Latin American Center on Sexuality and Human Rights (CLAM) is a project housed within the Program on Gender, Sexuality and Health, at the State University of Rio de Janeiro’s Institute of Social Medicine (IMS/UERJ). It is part of the larger project linking centers in Asia, Africa, and the U.S., underwritten by the Ford Foundation.
- To develop and encourage research on politics, culture e sexual knowledge;
- To train professionals from fields such as health, law, education, communication, and the social sciences;
- To contribute to the formulation of public policy, by producing and disseminating strategic knowledge;
- To produce comparative data on sexuality.