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Memories and accomplishments of 2013 – WAS Youth Initiative

1. The WAS Youth Initiative was present at the “First global conference on contraception, reproductive and sexual health”, in May 2013, Copenhagen, Denmark. Antón Castellanos Usigli, Chair of the YIC, participated in the WAS Symposium along Lotta Löfgren-Martenson and Kevan Wylie, speaking about the Round Tables of Discussion that the YIC organized during 2012 in Japan, Spain and Colombia.

 

 

2. The WAS Youth Initiative Committee held its first Symposium at the 21st World Congress for Sexual Health in Porto Alegre, Brazil, September 2013. Stefano Eleuteri, Katarzyna Peichert and Antón Castellanos Usigli were the speakers. The YIC also coordinated a special Symposium for Brazilian youth. Katy and Antón also participated in the Symposium “Your love, your life. Sex education for a new generation”, sponsored by Durex and MTV.

 

3. Rola Yasmine (Lebanon) spoke in behalf of the WAS Youth Initiative at the Conference of the Middle East Society for Sexual Medicine in Dubai, October 2013.

Rola Yasmine speaking about the WAS Youth Initiative in Dubai.

Rola Yasmine speaking about the WAS Youth Initiative in Dubai.

Memories and accomplishments of 2012 – WAS Youth Initiative

1. In 2012, the YIC organized Round Tables of Discussion about youth’s sexual health in the 21st century in three WAS Federation Congresses: the Asia-Oceania Congress of Sexology (Matsue, Japan), the European Congress of Sexology (Madrid, Spain) and the Latin American Congress of Sexuality Education and Sexology (Medellín, Colombia).

a) The Round Table at the Asia-Oceania Congress of Sexology in Matsue was organized by Masayoshi Yanagida and Antón Castellanos Usigli. Around thirty youths participated in the discussion.

 

b) The Round Table at the European Congress of Sexology in Madrid was organized by Stefano Eleuteri and Antón Castellanos Usigli. The Round Table had the participation of young people from Spain, Italy and Poland.

 

c) The Round Table at the Latin American Congress of Sexuality Education and Sexology in Medellín was organized by the Latin American Members of the Committee: Magdalena Rivera, Carlos Cotiz, Yasmany Díaz & Antón Castellanos Usigli.

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2. The YIC also organized, for the first time, Youth Symposiums at the European Congress of Sexology (Madrid, Spain) and at the Latin American Congress of Sexuality Education and Sexology (Medellín, Colombia).

Antón Castellanos Usigli at the WAS Youth Initiative Symposium in Madrid.

Stefano Eleuteri at the WAS Youth Initiative Symposium in Madrid.

 

Antón Castellanos Usigli at the WAS Youth Initiative Symposium in Madrid.

Antón Castellanos Usigli at the WAS Youth Initiative Symposium in Madrid.

 

Magdalena Rivera at the WAS Youth Initiative Symposium in Medelín.

Magdalena Rivera at the WAS Youth Initiative Symposium in Medelín.

 

Carloz Cotiz at the WAS Youth Initiative Symposium in Medellín, 2012.

Carloz Cotiz at the WAS Youth Initiative Symposium in Medellín, 2012.

 

The speakers of WAS Youth Initiative Symposium in Medellín, 2012: Antón, Carlos, Magdalena and Yasmany.

The speakers of WAS Youth Initiative Symposium in Medellín, 2012: Antón, Carlos, Magdalena and Yasmany.

 

Yasmany Díaz speaking at the Medellín Symposium.

Yasmany Díaz speaking at the Medellín Symposium.

 

Antón Castellanos Usigli at the Medellin Symposium.

Antón Castellanos Usigli at the Medellin Symposium.

3. More interviews with international experts were featured in the Youtube page of the YIC!

4. World Sexual Health Day 2012 was also celebrated by the YIC!

A Sexual Health Forum was organized by Antón Castellanos Usigli at the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City to celebrate WSHD 2012.

A Sexual Health Forum was organized by Antón Castellanos Usigli at the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City to celebrate WSHD 2012.

Memories and accomplishments of 2011 – WAS Youth Initiative

1. The WAS Youth Initiative Committee was created with two Co-Chairs: Antón Castellanos Usigli and Esther Corona. It started with 10 Members:  Ase Werner (Sweden), Carlos Cotiz (Venezuela), Emma Skarpas (Sweden), Magdalena Rivera (Chile), Pablo Fernandez (Australia), Rola Yasmine (Lebanon), Samuel Muchoki (Kenya), Stefano Eleuteri (Italy), Vijayasarathi Ramanathan (India), Yasmany Díaz Figueroa (Cuba). 

The Committee was approved at the 20th World Congress for Sexual Health in Glasgow, United Kingdom (June 2011).

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Antón Castellanos Usigli & Esther Corona in 2011, Glasgow

 

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Emma Skarpas, Stefano Eleuteri & Antón Castellanos Usigli in 2011, Glasgow

2. The WAS Youth Initiative had a very strong participation during World Sexual Health Day 2011, with the topic: “Youth’s sexual health: Shared rights & responsibilities”.

 

3. The WAS Youth Initiative started its Facebook, Twitter and Youtube pages. In the Youtube Page, we have featured interviews with different international experts that talk about youth’s sexual health in the 21st Century.

Antón Castellanos Usigli interviewed Eli Coleman in Chiapas, Mexico, 2011

Antón Castellanos Usigli interviewed Eli Coleman in Chiapas, Mexico, 2011

 

Antón Castellanos Usigli interviewed Joycelyn Elders (15th US Surgeon General) in Chiapas, Mexico.

Antón Castellanos Usigli interviewed Joycelyn Elders (15th US Surgeon General) in Chiapas, Mexico.

4. Spreading the word! Different YIC members talked about the WAS Youth Initiative in various conferences.

Vijay Ramanathan talking about the WAS Youth Initiative in India.

Vijay Ramanathan talking about the WAS Youth Initiative in India.

 

Antón Castellanos Usigli in a Conference, Mexico City, 2011.

Antón Castellanos Usigli in a Conference, Mexico City, 2011.

 

Samuel Muchoki showing the WAS Youth Initiative Facebook in Australia.

Samuel Muchoki showing the WAS Youth Initiative Facebook in Australia.

 

Declaration of Sexual Rights presented in United Nations

WAS representative Esther Corona presented the newly revised WAS Declaration of Sexual Rights in the session of the UN Commission of Population and Development. See the video below!