The Southeast Asian Consortium On Sexuality , And Health gender-sensitive approaches in sexuality and health research, policies and interventions

The Southeast Asian Consortium on Gender, Sexuality, and Health was established in February 2003 and formally launched at the 2nd Asia-Pacific Conference on Sexual and Reproductive Health in October 2003 in Bangkok, in recognition of the values of regional partnerships in understanding and addressing sexual health needs and rights in the region.

Through a series of regional training, research, and publication the Consortium aims to promote a context-specific and gender-sensitive approach to sexuality and health in research, policy advocacy, and intervention in order to contribute to better sexual and reproductive health in Southeast Asia and China. Activities are jointly undertaken by the Consortium members and rotate among various locations with a central secretariat based in Bangkok.

 Mission Statement

To enhance knowledge, build capacity, and promote understanding in the field of gender, sexuality and health in Southeast Asia and China.


Identify, mobilize, and support country-based resources in Southeast Asia and China to achieve the mission of the Consortium.

 Core Activities

The Four core activities of the Consortium are:
    - Leadership Course on Gender, Sexuality, and Health
    - Research Awards Programme for Young Scholars on Gender, Sexuality, and Health
    - Publications and Translation Series
    - Promotional and Advocacy

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