Mission & Goals


The South and Southeast Asia Resource Centre on Sexuality aims to increase knowledge and scholarship on issues of sexuality, sexual health and sexual well being in this region. The Resource Centre specifically focuses on sexuality related work in China, India, Indonesia, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Thailand, The Philippines, and Vietnam. A regional Advisory Committee provides inputs on country specific needs. Similar centres are located in Africa, Latin America, and the United States. The Centre serves as a space for activists, advocates, practitioners, and researchers, to better understand, examine, and expand upon the complex issues surrounding debates on sexuality.



The goals of the Resource Centre are to:

  • Develop and build on the scholarship and capacity in the field of sexuality in the South and Southeast Asian region with a view to transform theory into practice.
  • Enhance the conceptual understanding of the fields of sexuality, gender, and rights and of their inter-linkages with socio-cultural issues in the South and Southeast Asian region.
  • Increase and consolidate the knowledge base and resources available on issues of sexuality and sexual well-being in the South and Southeast Asian region.