The Critical Studies in Sexualities and Reproduction, Rhodes University, the Sexual and Reproductive Justice Coalition (South Africa), and the International Campaign for Women’s Right to Safe Abortion, in partnership with the Department of Social Development (South African government) and a range of international partners will co-host the Abortion & Reproductive Justice: The Unfinished Revolution III conference at Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa in July 2018. The conference builds on two previous conferences with the same name held in Canada in August 2014, and in Northern Ireland in July 2016. The aim of this third iteration is to bring the conversation, scholarship, and exploration of issues and activism to those living in jurisdictions where abortion access is highly restricted, while at the same time hearing from scholars, activists and service providers from across the globe.
Abstract submissions are invited for the following presentation formats in Part 2 of the conference:
- Symposia – three or four paper presentations followed by general discussion.
- Round-table discussion – four or five short position presentations (not more than 10 minutes) followed by general questions/discussion.
- Soapbox presentations – a provocative paper followed by input from an interrogator and general questions/discussion
- Debate – two people with divergent views on a particular topic debate their stances. Each debater starts with a short presentation. Each is then given a chance to respond to the initial presentation. Thereafter, the debate is opened to the floor.
- Five-minute challenge – a panel of 5–6 people present for five minutes each on a ‘hot topic’, followed by audience discussion.
- Individual paper – this is a paper presentation followed by questions/discussion.
- Arts or drama presentations – an artistic or dramatic presentation that can be presented in a half hour or hour slot within the context of a conference venue, and with all props and additional lighting provided by performers
Expressions of interest to participate in Part 3 are also invited.
Click here for more information on how to submit abstracts and expressions of interest.