CfP Deadline: 1st November
An international conference to be hosted by the Institute of Research in Social Sciences (IRISS) Ulster University, Northern Ireland. The conference seeks to build on inter-disciplinary learning about access to abortion, activism and abortion politics by posing the question “how does abortion sit within the reproductive justice framework?”
The lives, bodies and sexuality of women, people who are transgender, intersex, lesbian, gay and bi-sexual, people who are incarcerated, especially people of colour, those without economic resources and those with disabilities, are controlled, regulated and stigmatized, and politically and culturally policed in many societies. Reproductive justice is an integral part of the global human rights framework, with access to sexual and reproductive health services having long been recognised as crucial to a person’s health and well-being. Academics addressing matters related to reproductive justice and abortion including sexual and reproductive health are invited to make theoretical and empirical contributions from across disciplines from both historical and contemporary perspectives.
Abstract submission: 10 September to 1 November 2015
Early bird registration: available until 14 February 2016
Provisional programme: available after 1 March 2016
Conference: 2nd and 3rd June 2016
For further information visit http://www.socsci.ulster.ac.uk/irss/070915.html or contact RJConf@ulster.ac.uk