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Sexuality Education Committee (2021 - 2025)

The Sexuality Education Committee (SEC) is a statutory committee of the World Association for Sexual Health (WAS). The purpose of this committee is to provide advice and support in the area of sexuality education and health promotion and to oversee the quality of educational activities undertaken on behalf of WAS. This committee is also responsible for the Excellence in Education Awards.


The Sexuality Education Committee: 

  • provides advice and assistance to educators, facilitators and other professionals in the field of sexual and reproductive health,

  • disseminates, monitors and maintains the International Standards of Practice in Sexuality Education,

  • connects and builds community to share knowledge and resources of CSE professionals,

  • and SEC members participate in international meetings where these issues are discussed and new educational standards developed.


You can communicate with the WAS Sexuality Education Committee via the email address:

Meet The Team

Excellence in Sexuality Education Awards

The Chairs are responsible for the initiation and conduct of the Excellence in Sexuality Education awards. They promote the call for nominations through the WAS website and other means.

After evaluating the applicants, they make a recommendation to the
Advisory Committee (AC) regarding the awardees,  one in each of the four categories. These categories are Non-Government Organizations; Individuals; Academic Programmes; and Governmental and Government-sponsored Programmes.

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Join the conversation.

If you work within the sexuality education field or if you want to learn more, follow the WAS Sexuality Education Committee on LinkedIn

Past Members (2017 - 2021)

Chair: Osmo Kontula (Finland)

Vice-Chair: Cristina Tania Fridman (Argentina)


Christine Winkelmann (Germany)

Doortje Braeken (United Kingdom)

Esther Corona Vargas (Mexico)

Ekua Yankah (Germany)

Patti Britton (United States)

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