Category Archives: WAS News

WAS Conversations with UNFPA & UNESCO

  Welcome to WAS Conversations Session 7, a monthly series dedicated to advance sexual health and rights for all, this time with the participation of UNESCO and UNFPA.Session 7 is devoted to comprehensive sexuality education at both international and national level. National experts from three continents will report on the obstacles and successes of implementing sexuality education programmes in their countries. UNESCO will share strategies for building support and addressing resistance from an international perspective and UNFPA will present the newly launched International Technical and Programmatic Guidance on Out-of-School Comprehensive Sexuality Education.We provide here the registration link. We regret the error in the previous (more…)

Sexual Politics in the Global South

Welcome to WAS Conversations, a monthly series dedicated to advance sexual health and rights for all. Session 6 is dedicated to Sexual Politics in the Global South, including sexual health and sexual rights in different countries. We have invited three experts from South America, Western Africa and Asia to discuss sexuality and gender politics. Positive realizations as well as limitations and threats opposed to sexual rights will be presented based on specific local situations.  We also invite you to watch Sessions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 in our YouTube channel (more…)

Gender Based Violence a Global Epidemic

Welcome to WAS Conversations Session 5, a monthly series dedicated to advance sexual health and rights for all, this time in collaboration with the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO).Session 5 is dedicated to Gender Based Violence (GBV). What makes this an important and unique conversation not to be missed, is the diversity of angles of GBV being presented. Notable  global  figures will converse with you and bring you cutting edge research that will engage you on both the personal and political level. Welcome to yet another important WAS CONVERSATION. We also invite you to watch Sessions 1, 2, 3, 4 in our YouTube channel  (more…)

The Sexual Health Chapter in the ICD-11: Implications for Providers of Mental Health and Sexual Health Care

Welcome to WAS Conversations Session 4, a monthly series dedicated to advance sexual health and rights for all. This time in collaboration with HRP, which is the main instrument within the United Nations system (UNDP / UNFPA / UNICEF / WHO / WORLD BANK) for research in human reproduction, bringing together policy-makers, scientists, health care providers, clinicians, consumers and community representatives to identify and address priorities for research to improve sexual and reproductive health. Session 4 will center on the new Sexual Health chapter of the ICD-11, that reflects sexual rights, evidence-based considerations and advances in depathologizations. We hope you will enjoy the presentations by experts who participated (more…)