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The power of development goals: what they mean for reproductive health and rights

22 November 2018 17:00–18:30

IDS, Convening Space Insitute of Development Studies
Library Road

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This lecture is part of the Sussex Development Lecture series: Achieving the SDGs: Synergies and Tensions.

Lecture was streamed live to the IDS Facebook page.

This Sussex Development Lecture is set in the context of the childbearing accounts of poor women and families in India over 20 years. It will explore i) how human rights and development come together and are ‘framed’ in the policy and practice of reproductive health as envisioned in the development goals, ii) what development indicators of reproductive health come to mean on the ground for those who implement them and for the intended beneficiaries.

The lecture draws on critical anthropological and socio-legal insights on human rights in development practice to re-imagine development goals from a broader, processual narrative of development.


  • Maya Unnithan, Professor Of Social And Medical Anthropology (Anthropology, Sussex Centre for Migration Research, International Development), University of Sussex.

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