The Awards for Excellence & Innovation in Sexuality Education are to recognize the special contribution sexuality educators make to the overall fields of education, health and sexology. They are presented in three categories: (A) Non-Government Organizations or Individuals; (B) Academic Programmes; (C) Governmental and Government-sponsored Programmes.

Awardees for Excellence & Innovation in Sexuality Education


NGO or Individual Category

UN|HUSHED; Austin, Texas, USA. UN|HUSHED is a modern online sexuality education program that is very necessary in CSE activities in challenging COVID times and beyond.

The Pleasure Project. United Kingdom. The Pleasure Project is a registered community interest not for profit organization. It discusses and promotes sexual pleasure in education and prevention programmes.

Inua Dada Foundation Trust. Nairobi, Kenya. The Foundation has carried out an elaborate campaign to promote maternal health management through the mainstream media and social media platforms.

2019 Mexico City, Mexico

NGO or Individual Category

Frixos: I play with Frixos and I learn about my body and interpersonal relationships – A sexuality education program for pre-school and early primary school age children in Greece, Greece.

Academic Programmes Category
Center for Sexual Health Promotion at Indiana University, USA, the Center for Sexual Health Promotion is a sexuality education and research training program housed in the School of Public Health at Indiana University Bloomington in the United States.

Governmental and Government-sponsored Programmes Category
National Center of Sexual Education, Cuba’s Governmental Institution, del Centro Nacional de Educación, Institución gubernamental de Cuba, CENESEX.

2015 Singapore, Singapore

NGO or Individual Category

The Swedish Association for Sexuality Education (RFSU) for its long, committed and innovative work on educating not only children and young people, but also adults and professionals in the field.

Governmental and Government-sponsored Programmes Category
The Regional Program on Sex Education in School Health (PRESSE), Portugal is a program of the Portuguese Government, Ministry of Health, implemented in public and private schools in the Northern region, including vocational education.

2013 Porto Alegre, Brazil

NGO or Individual Category

Love Matters (LM): a series of web, mobile and social media sites that provide information and news on sexuality and sexual health for 18-30 year olds in India and Latin America. RNW based in Hilversum, the Netherlands.

Academic Programmes Category
Impact! The LGBT Health and Development Program associated to the Northwestern University Department of Medical Social Sciences, Evanston, Illinois, United States.

Governmental and Government-sponsored Programmes Category
Programa de Educación Sexual SEXUMUXU, sponsored by the Autonomous Basque Community, Universidad del País Vasco. Bizkaia, Spain.

2011 Glasgow, United Kingdom

NGO or Individual Category
Rutgers WPF. Utrecht, Netherlands.

Academic Programmes Category
Centre of Excellence in Sexual Health Education, JAMK University of Applied Sciences. Jyväskylä, Finland.

Governmental programmes category
Aha! Sexuality Education & Counselling Center for Youth, South Korea.

2009 Göteborg, Sweden

NGO or Individual Category
Advocates for Youth, United States.

Academic Programmes Category
Graduate Program in Sexual Health (GPSH), Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Sydney, Australia.

Special Programmes Category
CETIS Programa de Educación a Distancia para Profesionales que trabajan con Discapacidad, Centro de Educación Terapia y Investigación en Sexualidad, Argentina.

2007 Sydney, Australia

NGO or Individual Category

Girls’ Power Initiative (GPI), Nigeria,

Academic Programmes Category
The Sexology Program at Curtin University, Perth, Australia.

Honorary Mentions
Sexual and Reproductive Health Needs of LGBTQ Youth in Mexico.
Sexual Health and Relationship Education. Iran/United Kingdom.

2005 Montreal, Canada

PESI, Comprehensive Sexuality Education Program, Mexican Association for Sexual Health.