The Center for Reproductive Rights’ Law School Initiative and Law Students for Reproductive Justice are accepting submissions for the 5th annual Sarah Weddington Writing Prize.

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The Center for Reproductive Rights’ Law School Initiative and Law Students for Reproductive Justice are accepting submissions for the 5th annual Sarah Weddington Writing Prize.     The theme this year is Reproductive Rights As Human Rights.   This theme reaffirms the universality of reproductive justice, and the value of integrating international and comparative approaches to advancing reproductive rights.   The goal of this year’s writing prize is to encourage innovative analysis and advocacy, as well as to help prepare future leaders of the reproductive justice movement.  Potential topics include, but are not limited to the emerging focus on the right to survive pregnancy and childbirth as a human right; the denial of reproductive health care services on the basis of conscience; cruel, unusual and degrading treatment (CIDT) in the context of reproductive healthcare delivery; or protecting abortion providers as human rights defenders.

Submissions should be sent as a Word attachment to submissions@lsrj.org by March 1, 2010 at 12:00 PM, EST.

Winning authors will receive $750 (1st place), $500 (2nd place) or $250 (3rd place), have their submission published on the LSRJ and CRR websites, and potentially be invited to present their papers at
conferences and symposia.

Please see http://www.lsrj.org/awards for prize details, suggested resources and submission guidelines.

Looking forward to the submissions!

-Diana Hortsch, Director of the Law School Initiative, Center for Reproductive Rights

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