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WSFA Advisory Council Member, Lisbeth Melendez-Rivera

Woodhull has a wonderful Advisory Council, and many of the members of the Council are engaged in sexual freedom work beyond their contributions to Woodhull.  From time to time something wonderful happens to one of those members and we love being able to celebrate with them. Today’s celebration is about Lisbeth Melendez-Rivera. We are delighted…

Sexual Freedom Honorees for 2014

Woodhull is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2013 Vicki Sexual Freedom Award; Pam Spaulding, Cory Silverberg and Carol Queen.    Hardy Haberman, Woodhull’s Board Chair, said, “I am humbled and inspired in equal measure by the body of work represented by the 2014 Vicki Sexual Freedom Award recipients.  It is one of the…

Ladies and Gentlemen – huh?

I recently engaged in a conversation with my six and seven year old grandchildren.  It was a simple conversation about my Grandmother, who would have been their great-great-grandmother. My grandmother lived with us for several decades and was a wonderful, enormous part of my son’s growing-up years.  Her name was Esther, but everyone called her…

Join us at Creating Change: Recentering and Reclaiming Sexual Freedom as Fundamental Human Rights

Pleasure.  Desire.  Sex.  Sexuality.  Where do these fit in the sexual freedom movement? Where does sexual freedom fit in the human rights movement?  Join us for an all-day workshop to answer these questions and many others in the context of the domestic human rights movement. Creating Change, the the premier annual organizing and skills-building event…

Woodhull Recognized for Commitment to Transparency

Woodhull Sexual Freedom Alliance received the GuideStar Exchange Silver participation level, a leading symbol of transparency and accountability provided by GuideStar USA, Inc., the premier source of nonprofit information. This level demonstrates Woodhull’s  deep commitment to nonprofit transparency and accountability. “We have worked hard to showcase our progress toward our mission, and our long-held belief in being…

Sex and the People, Keynote by Carmen Vazquez

  Carmen Vazquez, Keynote Speaker, 2013 Sexual Freedom Summit (video) When first asked to make this presentation, I shared with Ricci that, while I have spent many years inserting sexuality into my public comments, I had never actually been asked to specifically talk about sex. The opportunity to do so felt both daunting and liberating. I…

Human Rights Day, 2013

  “As we commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action, let us intensify our   efforts to fulfill our collective responsibility to promote and protect the rights and dignity of all people everywhere.”  UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon There are many, many wonderful resources published today outlining where we are, looking…


   THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release November 22, 2013 NATIONAL FAMILY WEEK, 2013 – – – – – – – BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION Whether united by blood or bonds of kinship — whether led by a mother and father, same-sex couple,…

Families: Sources & Story Ideas for the Holidays, 2013

With so much of the work of Woodhull focused on the human right to family, we are pleased to be able to share a resource with you for those seeking to write stories or to reach out to experts on the various aspects of family during the holidays.  The resource is from the Council on…

$100,000 to Affirm Sexual Freedom as a Fundamental Human Right!

Your donation can bring us one step closer to $100,000 for sexual freedom as a fundamental human right.  Imagine the power of your donation right now!How?  We’re glad you asked, because we’re super excited to let you know that we’re part of the CrowdRise Holiday Challenge. The Challenge is a fundraising campaign where charities compete with…

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  • Sex Work

    Sex Work

    Sex work refers to a wide range of activity where sexual interaction is explicitly exchanged for something of value.

  • Sexual Speech and Expression

    Sexual Speech & Expression

    WSFA firmly believes that human beings possess a fundamental right to develop and express their sexuality.

  • Sexual Health & Rights

    Sexual Health & Rights

    Sexual Health is a state of physical, emotional, mental and social well being in relation to sexuality.

  • Integration of Sex and Religion

    Integration of Sex & Religion

    Sexuality and faith are two of the most deeply important and deeply personal aspects of human identity.

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    Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people are entitled to the realization of the full spectrum of their human rights.

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    Civil rights are one sub-set of human rights that exist equal to and interdependent with multiple fundamental human rights.

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    Grounded in the human rights framework, reproductive justice refers to all of the conditions necessary for all people to enjoy reproductive freedom.

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    Every human being deserves access to medically accurate and inclusive information about sex and sexuality.

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