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Laxman Belbase l.belbase at
Mon Jan 17 06:28:28 EST 2011

Dear respected ones,

The following call for application from CREA might be of interest to many of

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*CREA's 5th Sexuality, Gender and Rights Institute:    *exploring theory and

*June 18 - 26, 2011, Istanbul, Turkey     *

Applications are due on or before February 15, 2011. To apply online, click
here <>. If you experience
difficulty with the online method, download the application from CREA's
website ( <>) and email
the completed form to Sushma Luthra at sluthra at Send any
queries to Ms. Luthra as well.

CREA's Sexuality, Gender and Rights Institute is an annual, week-long,
residential course - begun in 2007 - that focuses on a conceptual study of
sexuality. It examines the links between sexuality, rights, gender, and
health and their interface with socio-cultural and legal issues.
Participants critically analyze policy, research and program interventions
using a rights-based approach.

*Course Content***

Sexuality is a complex field of study that spans multiple disciplines and
areas of work. Accordingly, the course content of the Sexuality, Gender and
Rights Institute will focus on a conceptual and theoretical study of
sexuality drawing from different social science disciplines and the
intersections between them. Activists and academics will teach the course
using classroom instruction, group work, case studies, simulation exercises,
fiction and films.

   - Sexuality theory
   - Sexuality and human rights
   - Sexuality and gender
   - Sexuality and legal systems
   - Sexual and reproductive health and rights
   - Representation of sexuality
   - Sexual diversities and rights
   - Sexuality and disability
   - Sexual rights advocacy
   - Case studies of program interventions


CREA is an international, feminist, human rights organization based in New
Delhi. CREA promotes and advances women's human rights and sexual rights of
all people by strengthening feminist leadership, organizations and
movements; influencing global and national advocacy; creating information,
knowledge and scholarship; changing public attitudes and practices; and
addressing social exclusion.


25-30 participants will be selected based on their application forms and
their ability to demonstrate how they would apply the lessons of the
Institute. Individuals working on issues of sexuality, LGBT rights, sexual
rights, HIV/AIDS, violence against women, health or gender are eligible to
apply. Preference will be given to participants working in the global south
at the national/local levels to advance sexual rights.Participants are
required to stay for the duration of the course.For application form, *click
here <>* or go to

*Venue and Dates***

The Sexuality, Gender and Rights Institute will be held in Istanbul, Turkey
during June 18-26, 2011. (Begins 9 am on 18th; Ends 4 pm on 26th).

*Travel & Visa***

Participants are responsible for incurring their travel costs to and from
the Institute and obtaining their own visa. CREA will assist with the visa
process by providing a letter of invitation and required visa letters.


   - Registration fee: USD 100. All selected applicants will have to pay
   this fee.
   - Course fee: USD 2250. Covers tuition, resource package, accommodation
   on a twin-sharing basis from June 17-26, and all breakfasts. Please note
   that this a subsidized cost for participation. The expenses per participant
   total approximately USD 4000 before income is calculated.
   - Not included in the course fees: Travel costs and lunches/dinners.

Registration and Course fees are due on or before April 30, 2011.


Accommodation will be on twin sharing basis. Participants desiring single
rooms will have to pay a supplement of USD 550.


A very small number of full and partial scholarships from CREA are available
on a need basis. Please note that the scholarship process is competitive.

ONLY the following individuals are eligible to apply for a scholarship:

   - Working for national/local organizations in the global South;
   - Working and residing in the global South; and
   - Working on sexual rights, LGBT, sex worker rights issues directly


Students, individuals not affiliated with organizations, and those working
with international organizations.

*Funding Opportunities***

We encourage participants to approach donors to sponsor their participation.
Possible sources for funding include: the organization you work for, your
organization's donors (some funders will consider travel grants to current
grantees), and the Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice, the African
Women's Development Fund (AWDF), the Ford Foundation, the Global Fund for
Women, the International Women's Health Coalition, Mama Cash, and Open
Society Foundations. We suggest that you begin researching options
immediately upon submitting your application to us.

*Participating Faculty***

*Alice Miller, JD* is Lecturer in Residence and Senior Fellow at the Miller
Institute for Global Challenges and the Law, University of California,
Berkeley Law School. Miller co-directed the Center for the Study of Human
Rights and master's program at Columbia University and teaches in the areas
of sexuality, rights, law, gender, health, and humanitarian issues. She
combines extensive advocacy experience with her academic work. She
specializes in developing a framework for human rights claims in the context
of contemporary understandings of sexuality and globalized networks and
advocacy work.

*Carole S. Vance, PhD, MPH,* teaches anthropology at the Mailman School of
Public Health and for ten years directed the Program for the Study of
Sexuality, Gender, Health and Human Rights at Columbia University. She has
written widely about sexual theory; science, sexuality, gender, and health;
and policy controversies about sexual expression and imagery. She is editor
of *Pleasure and Danger: Exploring Female Sexuality* (1982, 1993). In 2005,
she received the David R. Kessler Award for lifetime contribution to the
study of sexuality.

*Geetanjali Misra* is co-founder and Executive Director of CREA and
co-Director of the Sexuality and Rights Institute in India. She has worked
at the activist, grant making and policy levels on issues of sexuality,
reproductive health, gender, human rights and violence against women. She
writes on issues of sexuality, gender and rights and co-edited *Sexuality,
Gender and Rights: Exploring Theory and Practice in South and Southeast Asia

*Janet Price* is a feminist and disabled campaigner from Northern England
who works on issues of sexuality, disability and social justice with
organizations in UK, India and at the international level. She is on the
Board of Liverpool-based DaDa (Disability and Deaf Arts), which held a major
international festival in Nov 2010 ( Also a member
of the Gender and Health Group and an Honorary Research Fellow at Liverpool
School of Tropical Medicine, her academic interests include postmodern
postcolonial feminist perspectives on disability and the body. She co-edited
*Feminist Theory and the Body: A Reader* (1999) with Margrit Shildrick.

*Jessica Horn* is a writer and women's rights consultant currently living in
Sierra Leone. She is a founding member of the African Feminist Forum and
co-editor of *Voice, Power and Soul: Portraits of African Feminists*. She
has consulted for a range of organizations including private donors, women's
rights organizations, international NGOs and UN agencies on advancing sexual
and reproductive rights, ending violence against women, supporting women
living with HIV and ensuring women's rights in post-conflict reconstruction
and peace building.

*Mauro Cabral*, co-director of GATE (Global Trans Advocates for Trans
Equality), is a philosopher from Cordoba, Argentina who is involved with
diverse academic and political initiatives focused on bodily diversity and
sexual rights. He participated in the experts' seminar that proposed the
Principles of Yogyakarta on Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Human
Rights. Cabral has published several articles on trans and intersex issues
and edited *Interdiciones. Escrituras de la intersexualidad en
castellano*(Anarrés Editorial, 2009).

*Meena Saraswathi Seshu* is the general secretary of SANGRAM, an
organization that works on the rights of sex workers and people living with
HIV/AIDS. SANGRAM's Centre for Advocacy on Stigma and Marginalisation
(CASAM) advocates for the reduction of stigma, violence and harassment of
marginalized communities, especially those who have challenged dominant
norms. In 2002, Seshu was awarded the Human Rights Defender Award from Human
Rights Watch.

*Radhika Chandiramani* is Founder and Executive Director of TARSHI (Talking
about Reproductive and Sexual Health Issues), Director of the South and
Southeast Asia Resource Centre on Sexuality and co-Director of the Sexuality
and Rights Institute in India. She co-edited *Sexuality, Gender and Rights:
Exploring Theory and Practice in South and South East Asia* (2005) and
authored *Good Times for Everyone: Sexuality Questions, Feminist Answers*(2008).

*Sealing Cheng, PhD* is Assistant Professor in the Women's and Gender
Studies Department, Wellesley College. Her research is focused on sexuality
with reference to sex work, human trafficking, women's activism, and
policy-making. Her book *On the Move for Love: Migrant Entertainers and the
U.S. Military in South Korea* is published in 2010 with the University of
Pennsylvania Press.

*Svati P. Shah, PhD* is an Assistant Professor of Women's, Gender and
Sexuality Studies at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Shah's work
has been published in a range of scholarly and progressive journals,
including *Gender and History, Cultural Dynamics, Rethinking Marxism*,
and *SAMAR:
South Asian Magazine for Action and Reflection*. She is currently working on
a book on sex work and migration in Mumbai's informal sector.

*Special Lecture***

*Shohini Ghosh* is Sajjad Zaheer Professor at the AJK Mass Communication
Centre at Jamia Millia Islamia (India). Ghosh directed *Tales of the
Nightfairies* (2002) a film about the sex workers' struggle for rights in
Calcutta. She is author of the volume on Deepa Mehta's Fire for the Queer
Classics Series published by Arsenal Pulp Press, Vancouver, Canada.
Currently, she is editing an anthology on Documentary Films.

Applications are due on or before February 15, 2011. Applications received
after this date will not be considered. Applicants will be informed about
the selection decisions by March 15, 2011. Contact Person: Sushma Luthra;
E-mail:sluthra at

   *Quick Links** *

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Application Form <>

CREA website <>

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7 Mathura Road, Jangpura B, 2 Floor, New Delhi 10014, India
Phone: 91-11-243-77707
Fax: 91-11-243-77708

Email:crea at<>
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