The Zika Virus and Reproductive Health Rights

February 13, 2017Duke Law News

Wednesday, March 1
12:30 pm | Room 4047
Duke Law School

As a parallel event with the Second Annual Global Health Film Festival scheduled for February 27 through March 4, Debora Diniz, law professor at the University of Brasilia and co-founder of Anis: Institute of Bioethics, Human Rights and Gender, will discuss the Zika virus and its impact on reproductive rights for women in Brazil based on her work before the Brazilian Supreme Court on cases involving abortion, marriage equality, and stem cell research.  Diniz is also vice-chair on the board of the International Women's Health Coalition (IWHC), an advisory committee member of Global Doctors for Choice, and co-editor of the Developing World Bioethics journal. As a documentarian, her films have received more than 50 prizes. Her most recent film is “Zika,” which tells the story of five Brazilian women surviving the epidemic.  Her research interests include reproductive and sexual rights, human rights, penal systems, and research ethics.

Co-sponsored by the International Human Rights Clinic, the Center for International and Comparative Law, the Duke Global Health Film Festival, Duke Human Rights Center at the Kenan Institute for Ethics, Duke Human Rights Center at the Franklin Humanities Institute, International Law Society, and the Human Rights Law Society. Lunch will be served.  To RSVP, or for more information, please contact Ali Prince.