Feature Articles

Hong Kong’s First Sex Cultural Festival 2006

Ref Number: ESEAOR200603b

  • Date1 Mar 2006
  • Category FPA Message
  • Targets Public
  • AuthorFPAHK
  • Topic Sex Culture

The Hong Kong Sex Education Association, together with The Family Planning Association of Hong Kong (FPAHK), Radio Television Hong Kong, Central & Western District Council, and Civil Rights for Sexual Diversities are organizing the “Hong Kong First Sex Cultural Festival 2006”. Through exhibitions and public events, the Festival aims at creating a favourable environment for promoting greater individual and collective awareness and understanding of SRH and rights, promoting acceptance and harmony within the local community, and enhancing public awareness of and access to local agencies that advocate for sexuality education, gender equality and SRH & rights.

The Festival will comprise an Outdoor Carnival and an Indoor Exhibition. The Outdoor Carnival will be held on 26th February 2006 in Chater Road, Central, Hong Kong. Activities will include games and exhibitions in booths, public forum, dance performance and video show. The Indoor Exhibition will be held from 27th February to 4th March 2006 in Sheung Wan Civic Centre. The exhibition will be divided into General Zone and Adult Zone to display sexuality education information, sex aids and different artistic products. Seminars and film show will also be arranged.

In previous years, the Chinese community had held Sex Cultural Festivals under various names in Guangzhou, China with the support of the China Sexology Association, Guangdong Sexology Association, Guangzhou Education Department and Health Department. After being held for four years, the Festival was formally given the name “Sex Cultural Festival” in 2003. Last year’s four-day event in Guangzhou was a roaring success, with over 50,000 attendances recorded on the first day. Bringing this exciting event to Hong Kong will be a big challenge. As the first large-scale public event in Hong Kong on the theme of SRH and rights, it is hoped that the Festival will bring together diverse groups to promote collaboration among agencies and jointly advocate for SRH and rights.