Calls, Events, News & Resources


February 9, 2012


Canada: National Health Law Conference 2012, May 4-5, 2012, Toronto. Registration discount until March 1. Register here.

Conference: Women, The Charter, and CEDAW in the 21st Century:Taking Stock and Moving Forward, Feminist Legal Studies, Faculty of Law, Queen’s University, Kingston Ontario, March 2-3, 2012. More info.

Brandeis Visiting Scholar opportunity for Seminar series in “Gender, Culture Religion and the Law.” Apply by March 15, 2012. Information

Call for Papers: Social Justice Feminism, University of Cincinnati College of Law, USA. Oct 26-27, 2012. Keynote speakers: Patricia Hill Collins, Anika Rahman. Abstracts due April 1, 2012. Call for papers.

Call for “Top 50” inspiring ideas and solutions – most innovative, impactful, and promising advancements in overcoming gender inequality.  Call for nominations

FIGO World Congress of Gynecology & Obstetrics, Rome, 7-12 October 2012. conference info


abortion, Ireland:  Anniversary overviews of the infamous X case of 1992 and court rulings since then.
Crisis pregnancy- news article by Ivana Bacik
Case that convulsed nation- news article by Kathy Sheridan.

abortion: Mifepristone to be distributed for medical abortion in 7 European and 7 African countries. Press release.


Abortion:  New data suggest abortion is less risky than childbirth. News article.

Conscience and conscientious objection: List of resources on International Reproductive and Sexual Health Law Programme website, online here

Conscientious objection, Hong Kong: “Freedom of Conscience and Religious Belief” chapter in The Law of the Hong Kong Constitution, ed. Johannes M. M. Chan & Lim Chin Leng, Sweet & Maxwell, 2011.  Abstract

Emergency contraception – advocacy resource in Spanish: Argumentos para la defensa legal de la anticoncepción de emergencia en América Latina y el Caribe  (Arguments for the legal defense of  emergency contraception in Latin America and the Caribbean) ICEC/CLAE, Nov. 2011, 27-pages online.

Europe: Advancing Women’s Rights Worldwide- Council of Europe’s new 20-page report

Maternal mortality: Alyne da Silva Pimentel v. Brazil- Maternal mortality and human rights: landmark decision by United Nations human rights body, by Judith Bueno de Mesquita & Eszter Kismödi, 90.2 WHO Bulletin.  Article online here.

Reproductive ethics: Survey of physicians’ approach to severe fetal anomalies [Objective standards of care not defined.] by Cara C Heuser, Alexandra G Eller, Janice L Byrne, Journal of Med Ethics doi:10.1136/medethics-2011-100340  Abstract and article online

“Stereotyping Update” (new monthly newsletter) subscription instructions are at end of current issue online.

US:   Reproductive Rights Prof Blog provides US-focused scholarship and news. Subscribe here.


Project Director, Public Health Program – Law & Health Initiative, Open Society Foundations, New York USA  apply by Feb 15, 2012.  Job info

Links to other employers in the field of Reproductive and Sexual Health Law, online here.

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