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A quick project update: – I conducted fieldwork in the Netherlands in December, specifically I held a focus group discussion with rehabilitation sexologists and people from the disability movements. It was not easy to get hold of disabled representatives as it seems most organisations do not currently prioritise sexual rights...

Earlier this week I was invited to give a keynote presentation about my research on sexuality and disability at the fifth Hungarian disability studies conference in Budapest. The theme was ‘Posthumanism and disability – what does it mean to be human in the 21st century?’, and the host was the Institute for...

Image: The SWAD logo, letters in yellow against purple background. Beneath is a yellow strip with purple text: Where disability and sex come together. This is the fifth update on my interviews with organisations working with disability and sexuality issues in England (see previous posts here). SWAD – Sex With...

Last week I visited London and a meeting with SHADA – The Sexual Health and Disability Alliance. It is a network of professionals in different fields working with sex and disability issues, coming together twice a year to share experiences, develop strategies and campaign for change. SHADA grew out of...

This is the fourth post about my interviews with British organisations working with sexuality and disability rights.  Meet Enhance the UK, a charity led by disabled people! They focus on disability awareness and various issues related to sexuality. Their target group includes people with physical and/or sensory impairments. As such,...

On Monday I was invited to speak at a Nordic conference focusing on policy and practice around sexuality and disability. It was organised by The Nordic Welfare Centre, which is an institution under the Nordic Council of Ministers. Its mission is to enhance social policy work in the Nordic countries through...

Image description: Three squares with different motifs from the A to Z of disability and sex; on the left, part of a pink vibrator against a yellow background, in the middle the letter Ww and the text ‘Would you?’ with an illustrated white cane formed as a W, against a...

In the last few weeks I’ve been doing fieldwork in England. I have travelled around interviewing representatives for organisations that work for disability rights and/or sexual health and rights (SRHR). The organisations that have participated so far are: Scope, about their #EndTheAwkward campaign of which one part focuses on sex...