Gender and Sexual Health Initiative: Informing evidence-based sexual health policy and practice to reduce health inequities.

Gender and Sexual Health Initiative: Informing evidence-based sexual health policy and practice to reduce health inequities.

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Thursday, October 5, 2017
Photo Essay Highlights Barriers to Care, Quality of Life for Marginalized Women Living With HIV

Based on photovoice research being conducted by the SHAWNA Project team in partnership with the Afro-Canadian Positive Network of BC (ACPNET-BC), a new photo-essay highlighting the photography and narratives of African immigrant and refugee women living with HIV has just been published in the Medicine Anthropology Theory journal.

Photo credit: Excerpt of a photo collage by CeeCee

Tuesday, October 3, 2017
New Consultations with Trans, Two-Spirit and Gender Diverse Community Experts

Building off of our work with trans and two spirit individuals in a number of GSHI projects over the last five years, we have heard from community the need to look broader at research in gaps in care and need for trans-specific services for trans, two-spirit and gender diverse (T2SGD) individuals.

This summer we began a consultation process that is ongoing - read more to learn about the process and how to get involved!

Thursday, September 28, 2017
GSHI Director Dr. Kate Shannon Receives UBC Faculty of Medicine Award

Congratulations to GSHI’s Dr. Kate Shannon, recipient of a 2017 Faculty of Medicine Award for excellence in applied research!

Friday, September 22, 2017
GSHI Attends Federal Roundtables regarding PCEPA

On May 24, 2017 Dr. Kate Shannon participated in a roundtable hosted by the Canadian Department of Justice.  The purpose of this consultation was to discuss the impact of former Bill C-36, the Protection of Communities and Exploited Persons Act (PCEPA).  A number of local sex work, legal policy and social justice organizations also attended, including Sex Workers United Against Violence (SWUAV), PACE Society, WISH Drop-in Centre Society and Pivot Legal Society. 

Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Dr. Shira Goldenberg presents on health and human rights for marginalized migrant women at Women’s Health Research Symposium

Several researchers with the Gender and Sexual Health Initiative were featured at this year’s Women’s Health Research Symposium, held April 26, 2017, at the University of British Columbia and hosted by the Women’s Health Research Institute.