Sonia Correa and Andrea Cornwall
Date: Wednesday 19th October
Room: Graham Wallas Room, Old Building
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Chair: Naila Kabeer
Sonia Correa and Andrea Cornwall discuss Development and Sexual Justice in the first of this year’s GI Conversations, chaired by Naila Kabeer. If you have any questions about this event, please contact Kate Steward (email@example.com).
Since the late 1970´s Sonia Corrêa has been involved in research and advocacy activities related to gender equality, health and sexuality. Between 1992 and 2009 she was the research coordinator for sexual and reproductive health and rights at DAWN – Development Alternatives with Women for a new Era – a Southern Hemisphere feminist network. In that capacity she closely followed United Nations negotiations directly impacting on gender and sexuality related matters: the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD – Cairo 1994), the IV World Conference on Women (IV WCW –Beijing, 1995) and their respective reviews.
She is currently a research associate at the Brazilian Interdisciplinary Association for AIDS, in Rio de Janeiro. Since 2002, with Richard Parker, she co-chairs Sexuality Policy Watch (SPW), a global forum comprised of researchers and activists engaged in the analyses of global trends in sexuality related policy and politics.
She has extensively published in Portuguese and English. This list includes, among other, Population and Reproductive Rights: Feminist Perspectives from the South (Zed Books, 1994) and Sexuality, Health and Human Rights co-authored with Richard Parker and Rosalind Petchesky (Routledge, 2008), Development with a Body (co-authored with Andrea Cornwall and Susan Jolly ( Zed Books, 2008) and Emerging powers, sexuality and human rights: Fumbling around the elephant (2015), co -authored with akshay khana. She has also lectured in various academic institutions.
Andrea Cornwall is a political anthropologist who specializes in the anthropology of democracy, citizen participation, participatory research, gender and sexuality. She has worked on topics ranging from understanding women's perspectives on family planning, fertility and sexually transmitted infection in Nigeria and Zimbabwe, public engagement in UK regeneration programs, the quality of democratic deliberation in new democratic spaces in Brazil, the use and abuse of participatory appraisal in Kenya, domestic workers' rights activism in Brazil and sex workers' rights activism in India.