Kuala Lumpur: ARROW, 2018. 30 p.
Asian-Pacific Resource & Research Centre for Women, ARROW
This brief aims to provide an overview on the status of the implementation of CSE within Asia, drawing specifically to 11 countries from South, South East and Central Asia. It further analyses the current laws and policies on the status of CSE while presenting the gaps, challenges and barriers on its implementation. Furthermore, the brief also posits recommendations for the improvement of the existing policies, which would enable progressive action by governments, policy-makers, duty-bearers, non-governmental bodies, and other stakeholders. The paper reiterates the importance of CSE in providing a rights-based framework for young people with the knowledge and skills to make informed decisions about the initiation of sex and sexual behaviours, thus preventing negative sexual and reproductive health outcomes.
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