The Pleasure Agenda – a by-invitation event
Pleasure and desire are fundamental components of sexual and reproductive health (SRH) yet are often absent from the agenda.
Family Planning Victoria, in partnership with The Australia Forum on Sexuality, Education and Health, is seeking expressions of interest from thought leaders to join with us for this key event.
At the event we aim to explore how we can further embed pleasure and desire into SRH policy and practice by:
- Broadening the SRH discourse on pleasure and desire
- Identifying research, policy, practice and omissions
- Forming coalitions of interest to address identified omissions
- Developing an advocacy agenda.
This event is aimed at those working in the SRH sector in areas such as education, health promotion, research, information translation, clinical practice and Government.
If you are interested in taking part in this agenda setting event please complete the Expression of Interest form by May 19, 2017.
Two upcoming seminars in the UNSW Practical Justice Initiative series that may be of interest to AFSEH members:
May 16 2017, 4.30pm – 6.00pm
In this joint seminar Professor Carolyn Warner (Arizona State University) and Associate Professor Jan Breckenridge (UNSW Sydney) will comment on how institutions reproduce or intersect with gender and other concomitant inequalities, as well as the development of more effective institutional responses to disclosures of childhood sexual abuse.
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28 June 2017, 4.00pm – 5.30pm
Professor Chris Beasley (University of Adelaide) will discuss sexual citizenship, ageing and Internet dating, and Dr Bianca Fileborn ( UNSW School of Social Sciences) will explore what older Australians want, and need, to support their sexual wellbeing in later life.
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For several years, the annual conference of the Australasian Sexual Health Alliance has provided a setting in which issues of sexuality, sexual health and education can be discussed.
This year’s conference takes place between 6-9 November 2017 in Canberra. Among the keynote speakers is Simon Blake – Chief Executive of the National Union of Students in the UK and former CEO of Blake, the UK’s largest provider of sexual health information and services for young people. Simon gave a spectacular opening address at AFSEH’s first national conference in 2015
Full details of the ASHA conference are available here
A recently published issue of Sex Education contains key papers from AFSEH’s first national conference.
With an open access editorial introduction by Tania Ferfolja and Jacqueline Ullman, and an open access In Conversation between Simon Blake and Peter Aggleton, the issue contains papers details cutting edge research and commentary from across Australia.
Topics addressed include:
- the importance of educating young people about HPV vaccination in schools;
- teacher positivity towards gender diversity;
- parents’ perspectives on sexuality education;
- the politicisation of Australian queer affirming curriculum materials;
- young people’s perspectives on homophobic language use; and
- LGBTIQ experiences in tertiary education.
Contributors include Paul Byron, Cristyn Davies, Karyn Fulcher, Kerry Robinson, Barrie Shannon, Rachel Skinner and Andrea Waling
Full details here: