2014 was a milestone year for sexual health and rights in Canada. The Canadian Federation for Sexual Health (formerly Planned Parenthood Canada), Action Canada for Population and Development (ACPD) and Canadians for Choice joined to become one strong unified voice for sexual and reproductive health. The new organization, Action Canada for Sexual Health and Rights is a progressive, pro-choice charity that is up and running and ready to speak up for sexual and reproductive health and rights in Canada and globally.
And speak up we will! As Action Canada, in partnership with the Canadian Public Health Association, we are excited to take on Sexual and Reproductive Health Awareness Week, the campaign formerly hosted by the Canadian Federation for Sexual Health that takes place every year from February 9th to the 13th.
We are thrilled to re-introduce the Heart Your Parts theme with a refreshed look and campaign website. The site will be available year-round with reliable, easy to access, up to date and comprehensive information on sexual and reproductive health.
As part of the campaign, we want to hear from you with lively discussions on how together, as a local, national and global community, we can better promote and support sexual and reproductive health.
Caring for our whole selves is an important and empowering part of positive relationships and good sexual health. And having access to accurate information is key to knowing how to care for our bodies. Browsing the Heart Your Parts campaign page, you’ll find a range of content: from simple health tips, to facts on issues like pregnancy and sexually transmissible infections (STIs) and discussions on consent and problem solving.
You’ll find a social media kit on the website too, to help you spread the word about sexual and reproductive health. Scan our Heart Your Parts avatars for a display picture or create your own! We also have youth friendly, inclusive, and sex-positive sample Tweets and Facebook posts for you to share with your networks. Have something else to say? We’d love to hear it! Tweet us at @SRHweek or use #HeartYourParts and let us know how you promote healthy sexualities.