In focus

Fulfilling our promise to young people today: progress review meeting

On 7 December 2013, health and education ministers and representatives from 20 countries in Eastern and Southern Africa affirmed a landmark commitment supporting sexuality education and sexual and reproductive health services for adolescents and young people. In the two years since its endorsement, the region has already made significant progress.

UNESCO Consultancy for evidence review on sexuality education

Defined as “an age-appropriate, culturally relevant approach to teaching about sex and relationships by providing scientifically accurate, realistic, non-judgmental information”, sexuality education provides opportunities to explore one’s own values and attitudes and to build decision making, communication and risk reduction skills about many aspects of sexuality.