WAS STATEMENT ON NEW U.S. GENDER POLICY
The World Association for Sexual Health (WAS) is proud to acknowledge the recent policy development in the United States, signed as Presidential Executive Orders on March 8th, (International Women’s Day), that established a new White House Gender Policy Council and policies addressing sexual violence in education. As CNN stated, “The White House Gender Policy Council will be specifically tasked with combating systemic bias and discrimination, including sexual harassment…”, reduction in violence, equal rights for women, and health care concerns. At WAS our mission is the promotion of sexual health and sexual rights. This new initiative is in line with our mission and should be a model for future directions for the world.
WAS is an international organization with 63 member organizations across the globe, that promotes and advocates for sexual health and sexual rights throughout the lifespan and across the world by advancing sexuality research, comprehensive sexuality education, and clinical care and services for everyone.
March 15, 2021