Cuerpa Politica

Challenges to reproductive rights in El Salvador: Part 1 with Dr Rebecca Smyth

January 07, 2022 Dr R. Sanchez-Rivera and Dr Rebecca Ogden
Cuerpa Politica
Challenges to reproductive rights in El Salvador: Part 1 with Dr Rebecca Smyth
Show Notes

Dr Rebecca Smyth is a Lecturer in Law at Birmingham City University, specialising in international human rights law. She focuses on women’s and LGBTQ* rights, and the (sometimes productive) tensions arising from historically oppressed groups engaging with the language and mechanisms of human rights. Her research has been published in the journal Feminist Review, and in the 2020 edited volume Gender Justice and the Law: Theoretical Practices of Intersectional Identity. In this episode we discuss the distinctiveness of reproductive politics in the Salvadoran context, including high profile cases of reproductive injustice such as those of ‘Manuela’ and Beatriz, as well as the potential and limits of rights frameworks. 

This episode was recorded on 21st October 2021. 

Dr Rebecca Smyth's profile and publications: https://www.bcu.ac.uk/law/about-us/meet-our-staff/rebecca-smyth