Saturday, November 22, 2008
Graduate Scholarships in Reproductive and Sexual Health Law for Lawyers from Developing Countries
Applications are being accepted for Graduate Scholarships in Reproductive and Sexual Health Law with the International Reproductive and Sexual Health Law Programme at the Faculty of Law of the University of Toronto, Canada. The scholarship, which enables lawyer activists from developing countries to undertake the Master of Laws (LL.M.) Programme at the University of Toronto's Faculty of Law, includes full tuition, travel and a stipend for living expenses.
Graduate Scholarships in Reproductive Health are designed to permit law graduates from Africa, the Middle East, Latin America, the Caribbean, Asia or Central and Eastern Europe who have an interest in human rights and women's health in their own countries, to undertake advanced research and study in this emerging field of law. The scholarship is designed to enable students to explore the legal and ethical issues in reproductive and sexual health, such as the multiple causes of maternal mortality; barriers to availability of and access to reproductive health services; the prevention and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases, including AIDS; and abusive sexual relationships. Beyond the required graduate seminar in Alternative Approaches to Legal Scholarship and the foundation course in Reproductive and Sexual Health Law, and the Health Equity and Law Clinic, course work is designed on an individual basis, subject to the approval of the Assistant Dean, Graduate Studies.
The application deadline is February 16, 2009.