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CREA’s 4th Global Sexuality, Gender and Rights Institute: Exploring Theory and Practice

June 12-19, 2010, Istanbul, Turkey

Applications are due on or before April 18, 2010. For Institute brochure, click here.

The Sexuality, Gender and Rights Institute is an annual, week-long, residential course 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 will 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
* Case studies of program interventions


CREA is a feminist organization that promotes, protects and advances women’s human rights and the sexual rights of all people by building leadership capacities, strengthening social movements and organizations, increasing access to information, knowledge and resources, and creating enabling social and policy environments. CREA is based in New Delhi, India and works locally, regionally and internationally.


Individuals working on issues of sexuality, rights, HIV/AIDS, violence against women, health or gender are eligible to apply. 25-30 participants will be selected based on their application forms. Participants are required to stay for the duration of the course. Click here for application form.

Venue and Dates

The Sexuality, Gender and Rights Institute will be held in Istanbul, Turkey during June 12-19, 2010. (Begins 9 am on 12th; Ends 4 pm on 19th). Participants will stay in double rooms.

Participating Faculty:

Alice Miller
Carole S. Vance
Geetanjali Misra
Irazca Geray
Janet Price
Mauro Cabral*
Meena Seshu
Radhika Chandiramani
Sealing Cheng
Shohini Ghosh
Svati P. Shah

*To be confirmed

Applications are due on or before April 18, 2010. Applications received after this date will not be considered.

Contact Person: Sushma Luthra at

CREA, New Delhi: +91-11-2437-7707

CREA, New York: +1-212-599-1071

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