A residência e o contacto da criança após dissolução conjugal em Portugal e na Europa

smSofia Marinho é investigadora Pós-Doc no ICS-ULisboa


imagem casas.jpgPor que é que apenas uma minoria das crianças portuguesas tem acesso à possibilidade de residir alternadamente com mãe(s) e pai(s) quando estes se separam?

Em grande parte, porque a legislação portuguesa não reconhece o direito da criança à residência alternada, ou seja, a coabitar 10 a 15 dias com um progenitor e o restante tempo com o outro (no período de um mês), para beneficiar do envolvimento parental de mães e pais em todos os aspetos do seu dia-a-dia. Contudo, ainda que de formas diferentes, este direito já foi consagrado na legislação de vários países europeus. Continuar a ler

Reading ‘LESBIAN ACTIVISM IN THE (POST-)YUGOSLAV SPACE: SISTERHOOD AND UNITY’

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eduardaEduarda Ferreira is a researcher of CICS.NOVA – Interdisciplinary Centre of Social Sciences, at FCSH/NOVA (e.ferreira@fcsh.unl.pt)


‘Lesbian activism in the (Post-) Yugoslav space: sisterhood and unity’, edited by Bojan Bilić and Marija Radoman and published by Palgrave Macmillan (2018), is an important book for many reasons. Because it is about a geopolitical reality that still needs to be claimed and understood, the (post-)Yugoslav space; because it is about activism on a time that is ever more urgent to stand up and resist the backlash on human rights; because it is about discrimination on ground of sexual orientation, still a widespread reality in most countries all around the world; because it is specifically about lesbians and gender matters in all contexts of life including, or even particularly, in what concerns sexuality and human rights; because although it is written in English it is not a book that (re)produces the Anglo-American hegemony on academia and production of knowledge, it uses English as a working language to expose Yugoslav activist struggles to international audiences. Continuar a ler

Images of caring masculinities: fatherhood and childcare

juJussara Rowland, ICS-ULisboa

ritaRita Correia, ICS-ULisboa


“Although the camera is an observation station, the act of photographing is more than passive observing (…) it is a way of at least tacitly, often explicitly, encouraging whatever is going on to keep on happening.”

Susan Sontag, On Photography


When Swedish photographer Johan Bävman took a long paternity leave to be at home with his son, he discovered that he had no one he could relate to in spite living in the most equal country in terms of parental leave. So, he decided to take a series of photos of fathers who have chosen to stay at home with their child for at least six months. His goals were multiple: to understand who those fathers were – their expectations, motivations –, to show the impact of the experience of taking time off to be home with their child had on both, and to inspire other fathers by presenting positive, but “not perfect” role-models.

The collection of photos captured moments of everyday life of dads taking care of their kids. The resulting award-winning exhibition has been showed in more than one hundred countries around the world (Thailand, Kenia, Uganda, Argentina, Croatia, Portugal, among others), and it has been often associated with the promotion of initiatives that encourage local fathers to participate with photos of their lives with their children and to become “caring male role models” in their own countries.

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Opening of the Exhibition “Swedish Dads”. Photo: UNESCO/Christelle ALIX

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