NWAC’s Health Unit has made progress on two important files: the forced and coerced sterilization of Indigenous women and culturally safe and trauma-informed sexual and reproductive healthcare.
Forced and Coerced Sterilization Project: We are working on preparations for conducting a literature search on historical events related to the forced and coerced sterilization of Indigenous Peoples. To date, we have completed the timeline segment of this project.
Supporting Culturally Safe and Trauma-Informed Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare: We have laid the groundwork for upcoming plans to hold virtual peer-support sessions and to develop educational resources on culturally safe and trauma-informed sexual and reproductive healthcare for service providers.
Upcoming training courses and webinars include:
- Culturally safe and trauma informed education for sexual and reproductive health and social service providers — Sexual and Reproductive Health Awareness Week in February 2024
- Cultural and gender diversity — November 22, 2023