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18:00 - 20:00 11 December 2017

Sexual Rights are Human Rights: What about Sexual Pleasure?


Elvin Hall | Institute of Education
20 Bedford Way, Bloomsbury | London | WC1H 0AL | United Kingdom

Open to: Alumni | Public | Academic | Student
Admission: Free
Ticketing: Pre-booking essential

Speaker information

Sarah Hawkes, Host, Sexual Health and Rights Researcher; Director - UC
Eszter Kismödi, Moderator, International Human Rights Lawyer; Member of the G
Abhina Aher, Speaker, Associate Director - Sexuality, Gender and Rights
Anne Philpott, Speaker, Founder of The Pleasure Project (UK)
Antón Castellanos-Usigli, Speaker, Public Health Professional; Member of the Global A
Penny Pepper, Speaker, Writer, Poet, Activist (UK)
Phoebe McIndoe, Speaker, RAP Blogger and Content Manager (UK)
Volker Sydow, Speaker, RB Global Category Director - Sexual Wellbeing (UK

The Global Advisory Board (GAB) for Sexual Health and Wellbeing, in collaboration with the UCL Centre for Gender and Global Health and Durex™, are organising an interactive panel discussion on “Sexual Rights are Human Rights: What about Sexual Pleasure?” on 11 December 2017 (Monday) 18:00-20:00 at Elvin Hall, Institute of Education, UCL, in conjunction with Human Rights Day. There will be a drinks reception following the event.

This event will bring together academics, human rights activists, health professionals, youth activists, private sector and other experts to discuss issues around human rights and sexual pleasure from a multi-disciplinary perspective. The discussion will focus on rights and positive sexuality in the context of sexual, gender and bodily diversity, age, disability, culture, education, religion, non-discrimination and to be free from violence. It will be an interactive discussion among the panelists and the audience.

The event will also be livestreamed.


Anna Purdie
+44 (0)7707606126 | a.purdie@ucl.ac.uk