Research-to-Action

GSHI introduces new AESHA and SHAWNA Project outreach cards

New outreach cards created by the Gender & Sexual Health Initiative (GSHI) will be distributed by the SHAWNA and AESHA outreach teams across Metro Vancouver and lay out our committment to respect, confidentiality and human rights for all.

The AESHA Project cards feature a photo taken during the Bedford case of red umbrellas, a symbol of sex worker's rights globally, in front of the Supreme Court of Canada, and state: 

The Gender and Sexual Health Initiative (GSHI) is committed to research that promotes gender and sexual equity and includes access to safe, non-judgmental health care free of stigma and discrimination. The AESHA Project - An Evaluation of Sex Workers' Health Access, includes outreach to indoor and outdoor venues by experiential and non-experiential teams, including trained nursing staff. 

GSHI supports the evidence-based decriminalization of all aspects of sex work. GSHI/AESHA intervened in the Bedford case and and actively opposed Bill C-36 and the Protection of Communities and Exploited Persons Act (PCEPA).

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The SHAWNA Project cards feature the project's logo and state:

The Gender and Sexual Health Initiative (GSHI) is committed to gender and sexual equity and includes access to safe, non-judgmental health care free of stigma and discrimination. The SHAWNA Project - Sexual Health and HIV/AIDS: Women's Longitudinal Needs Assessment - is committed to MIWA and MIPA principles of meaningful engagement and inclusion of women living with HIV. Our diverse staff of peer research associates, outreach workers and nurses have a range of experiential assets including women living with HIV, sex workers, Indigenous, migrant and trans persons. GSHI is strongly committed to action-oriented research and knowledge translation that promotes improved sexual health and HIV care policies, practices and rights for women living with HIV, and accessing care in Metro Vancouver.

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