Research in Relation to Advocacy, Policy and Practice (RAPP) 2020

The annual RAPP event brings together academics, researchers, students, activists, practitioners, and policy makers for in-depth discussions about research in relation to advocacy, policy, and practice within the field of sexualities and reproduction.

Following the successful 2019 RAPP event, co-hosted by the CSSR and the SRJC, entitled: Sexuality education, counter-normative sexualities, and confronting our own sexualities, this year we propose that the event focus on the topic of abortion.

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way that academics, researchers, students, activists, practitioners, and policy makers alike can engage with one another. Instead of hosting the in-person workshops that the RAPP event held last year, this year the RAPP event will go digital. RAPP 2020 will consist of three online sessions running over a three-week period and include panels, presentations, and breakout workshops. This online approach is beneficial as it helps to broaden the number of guest speakers and participants who can attend, which further helps to bridge the gap that the RAPP event seeks to address between researchers, practitioners, policy-makers and advocates.

Participants will be required to register to attend the virtual event. When registering, please choose which breakout groups you would like to attend during event 1 and 2.

Note: Because this is a meeting requiring registration, you must use the Zoom desktop client or mobile app. They will not be able to join using the web client. You must register for the event using the email address you are registered with Zoom.

You can download the programme here: RAPP 2020 Programme


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Research in Relation to Advocacy, Policy, and Practice (RAPP) 2019: Sexuality Education, Counter-Normative Sexualities, and Confronting our Own Sexualities


2019 saw the introduction of the annual Research in Relation to Advocacy, Policy, and Practice (RAPP) event co-hosted by the CSSR and the SRJC. The event focused on sexualities and included workshops and a public lecture by Professor Dennis Francis.

This event was held at Rhodes University from 7 to 9 October 2019

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Abortion and Reproductive Justice. The Unfinished Revolution III Conference, July 8 - July 12, 2018

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 co-hosted the Abortion & Reproductive Justice: The Unfinished Revolution III.

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.

The conference was held at Rhodes University, Barratt Lecture Complex, from 8th July 2018 (Sunday) - 12th July 2018 (Thursday)

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