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Troubling MotherhoodMaternality in Global Politics$
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Lucy B. Hall, Anna L. Weissman, and Laura J. Shepherd

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9780190939182

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2020

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190939182.001.0001

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Queering Reproductive Aid

Queering Reproductive Aid

(p.139) Chapter 9 Queering Reproductive Aid
Troubling Motherhood

Corinne L. Mason

Oxford University Press

In 2017, Global Affairs Canada (GAC) released the Feminist International Assistance Policy (FIAP), the first policy in Canada to include sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) as key concerns. Shortly thereafter, GAC publicized a $650 million commitment to sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). However, attention to diversity of women and girls’ sexual orientations and gender identities was absent from GAC’s 2017 SRHR commitments. In this chapter, the author investigates the impact of inclusion rhetoric in FIAP using a mixed method: discursive analysis of FIAP and interviews with GAC and civil society. The author argues that the term “inclusive” appears in FIAP without fixed meaning and is not harnessed to particular aid commitments. Thus, despite a discursive leap toward inclusion of LGBTIQ issues, FIAP continues to operate in a heteronormative and cisnormative frame, which is an epidemic in development policy and programming and has immense impact on LGBTIQ individuals’ access to reproductive care.

Keywords:   feminism, inclusion, LGBTIQ, Canadian aid, reproductive justice

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