Searching with a thematic focus on Gender, Heteronormativity
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- DocumentInstitute of Development Studies UK, 2014This report synthesises learning from these audits and is part of a larger project that focuses on understanding the links between sexuality, gender plurality and poverty with the aim of improving socioeconomic policy and programming to support people marginalised because of their sexuality.DocumentObserver Research Foundation, New Delhi, 2015The report highlights how women who take up space online, particularly when it involves politically charged issues, are often treated as trespassers in a male space. In response to gender-based abuse and harassment, some prominent female bloggers and activists have chosen to delete their accounts.Document2006Este informe del Foro Internacional de Mujeres Indígenas (FIMI) realizado en 2006: “Mairin Iwanka Raya: Mujeres Indígenas Confrontan la Violencia”, es un informe complementario al estudio sobre la Violencia contra las Mujeres que realizara el Secretario General de las Naciones Unidas en el mismo año.Document
Joint submission by LGBTI organisations in Nigeria to the second Universal Periodic Review of NigeriaUN Human Rights Council, 2013Homosexual behaviour, expression and activities, is still a criminal offence in Nigeria. Law enforcers systematically arrest persons for same-sex sexual activities deemed an ‘unnatural offense’ under Nigerian penal and criminal codes.Document2013GALANG’s work with lesbians, bisexual women, and trans men (LBTs) living in urban slums indicates that while marriage is of course an important issue, it is hardly foremost in the minds of many Filipino LBTs who are systematically deprived of decent jobs, humane housing conditions, and adequate health care.DocumentBRIDGE, 2007Sexuality can bring misery through sexual violence, HIV/AIDS, maternal mortality, female genital mutilation, or marginalisation of those who break the rules, such as non-macho men, single women, widows who re-marry, sex workers, people with same-sex sexualities, and transgender people. Sexuality can also bring joy, affirmation, intimacy and wellbeing.Document2008The focus of the Pathways of Women’s Empowerment thematic group on Changing Narratives of Sexuality is simultaneously a focus on the multiple changes shaping women’s relations to sexuality and power, and on the ways in which women exercise their agency by taking up particular narratives of sexuality and using them to destabilise restrictive social and sexual norms.Document2013Heteronormativity is considered a very abstract concept by some but it has serious implications for international development. The term heteronormativity grew out of “Queer Theory” and is the assumption that heterosexuality is the norm and any other form of sexual desire, expression or relationship is ‘abnormal’ or ‘wrong’.DocumentUnited Nations International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women, 2010Although Latin America and the Caribbean have not seen interstate conflict for decades, the countries in the region cannot be said to be at peace given the high levels of gun violence.DocumentCentre for Enquiry Into Health and Allied Themes, 2007Recent years of activism around health have brought about a conceptualisation of the relationship between health and various social, economic, political and cultural factors. Unfortunately, for the large part, the politics of sex and sexuality have not figured in these conceptualisations except in so far as they relate to either the HIV/AIDS epidemic or to reproductive health.