Legal and Political determinants of sexual and reproductive health – effects of lockdown

20 aug 2020 15:00 16:00 ENG

Siri Gloppen (UiB), Carmeliza Rosario (UiB), Camila Gianella (CMI) and Adrian Juuko (HRAPF).

Health is politics, and sexual and reproductive health and rights are arguably most political of all. It is the subject of politics and severely affected by politics – from criminalization of abortion and same sex intimacy, to provisions for in-vitro fertilization and comprehensive sex education. In the context of the Covid-19 pandemic the political measures taken to deal with the pandemic, including closing of services and lockdowns, have affected groups differently, and in many societies gay, lesbian and trans- (LGBT) people are particularly vulnerable. This seminar present findings from a survey of the LGBT community in Mozambique concerning their experienced during the lockdown, as well as a perspective from Uganda.
Roundtable moderated by Siri Gloppen (UiB) with Carmeliza Rosario (UiB), Camila Gianella (CMI) and Adrian Juuko (HRAPF). 
Photo of Deseo by Jose Camilo Palacio Constain on Flickr