This module looks at how sexuality is reflected and constrained in policy, in the application of policy, and in politics, at both a national and international level.
At a national level, understandings and views of sexuality are reflected in national policies which are then acted upon by government departments, the judicial system and the police. Sexuality can also be a factor in laws and policies which govern the interaction between nations—including in international law, international agreements and forums of cooperation, and also the national policies of developed nations in relation to how they fund and deliver overseas development aid.
Given the range of groups, interests and views involved, policy related to sexuality is often highly contested. The module will seek to explore debates around the range of policies which are related to sexuality. It will show how policy is changeable, but generally reflects the prevailing values and power relations in any given society or forum. It also looks at how sexuality as an issue can be used for other political ends.
|Sexuality, Politics and Policy Outline for Participants||50.39 KB|
|Sexuality, Politics and Policy Facilitator Notes||190.01 KB|
|Sexuality, Politics and Policy Powerpoint Slides||545 KB||Powerpoint file|
|Sexuality, Politics and Policy Debate Handout||12.45 KB|
|Resource: Condom Access in South African Schools||80.14 KB|
|Resource: Activism and the Policy Process by Yeatman||972.69 KB|