Sexual Health Network of Quebec

Sexual Health Network of Quebec

June 23, 2014 06:00 ET

Naked Fashion Show to Raise Funds & Awareness About Body Image

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - June 23, 2014) -

Editors Note: There is a photo associated with this press release.

Perceptions of beauty portrayed in entertainment media are often unrealistic and contribute to an unhealthy body image.

On Thursday June 26, 2014, the Sexual Health Network of Quebec (SHNQ) will be hosting a Naked Fashion Show Fundraiser, to show the natural beauty of real men and women who have volunteered to appear nude to help raise funds for Sexual Education in Quebec high schools. This event is part of a larger initiative to promote awareness about the lack of consistent sex ed programs in Quebec public high schools, many of which are no longer being provided as part of the government's curriculum.

"We need to start a real conversation about the importance of sex ed, which should incorporate critical topics like consent, readiness, body image, self-esteem and other pressing issues beyond the basic fear-based tactics of STI's and unwanted pregnancy," says SHNQ President and CJAD radio host Dr. Laurie Betito. 100% of the proceeds from Stripped will go toward free sexual health programs taught by professional sexual health educators, at no cost to the schools.

The SHNQ invites the media to attend and join in the conversation of asking government policy makers to start addressing the need to build comprehensive sex ed programs that foster a healthy self-esteem, which will help Quebec teens improve their personal and social development.

Stripped: a Naked Fashion Show Fundraiser will take place at Galerie 203 located at 227 Notre-Dame O. in Montreal, and will include an open bar, hors-d'oeuvres, gift bags from the sponsors, an art exhibit and a fabulous show that is sure to be memorable.

For a press pass or more information about this event, visit http://shnq.ca/.

The Sexual Health Network of Quebec (SHNQ) is a registered charity that is affiliated with the Canadian Federation for Sexual Health. The SHNQ strives to advance sexual health through public education and awareness campaigns, the development of programs and services in Quebec, and the promotion of sexual education, with liaisons to local, regional, national and international organizations.

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Contact Information

  • Media RSVP contact
    Lisa Segal
    Media & Communications Director
    The Sexual Health Network of Quebec
    (514) 825-2554
    info@shnq.ca