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For the past 10 years, the World Association for Sexual Health (WAS) has been calling diverse audiences to celebrate sexual health, wellbeing and rights for all through World Sexual Health Day (WSHD). Focusing on a unique theme each year, World Sexual Health Day is celebrated on September 4th across the globe with active participation close to 50 countries from around the globe.


In alignment with the Centre for Gender and Sexual Health Equity’s (CGSHE) strategic vision to provide leadership in advancing gender equity and sexual health equity for all in BC, Canada and globally, we are excited to announce the launch of the World Sexual Health Day - Canada platform:


Since 2010, CGSHE has been working towards advancing gender and sexual health equity through policy, practice and research. By taking active role in promoting, disseminating, and supporting WSHD events and initiatives across Canada, our goal is to bring together organizations, groups and individuals with a common mission, while celebrating WSHD globally.


Gender equity and sexual health equity require an intersectional feminist approach.  The term intersectionality was first coined by Professor Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw in 1989 to describe overlapping and interacting forms of oppression including racism, transphobia, homophobia, xenophobia. To truly understand and meaningfully work toward gender, sexual health and reproductive justice, we must ensure that we are inclusive of these experiences.