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  1. Coming of age in the classroom: religious and cultural barriers to comprehensive sexuality education

    This paper elucidates evidence which underscores anxieties and panic about sexuality and sexual behaviour of young people influenced by movements advancing a distinct religious identity, and the implications for advocacy on advancing Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR). Synthesised in this document is evidence from two countries - Bangladesh and India - on Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE), an area of controversy (to varying degree) in both countries. Evidence from each country stem from national studies on the influence of religion on CSE, and are qualitative in nature. …

  2. Comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) in Asia: a regional brief

    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. …

  3. Comprehensive sexuality education: trainers' guide (in Nepali)

    Well-trained, supporting and motivated teachers play a key role in the delivery of high-quality sexuality education. In this regard, UNFPA, the UN reproductive health and rights agency, in collaboration with the National Centre for Educational Development (NCED) and SISo Nepal, developed this teachers’ training package on comprehensive sexuality education (CSE). The teachers training package includes a five-day training module on six key concepts of International Technical Guidance on Sexuality Education along with the resource material for teachers on CSE. …

  4. Comprehensive sexuality education: teachers' resource material (in Nepali)

    Well-trained, supporting and motivated teachers play a key role in the delivery of high quality sexuality education. In this regard, UNFPA, the UN reproductive health and rights agency, in collaboration with the National Centre for Educational Development (NCED) and SISo Nepal, developed this teachers’ training package on comprehensive sexuality education (CSE). The teachers training package includes a five-day training module on six key concepts of International Technical Guidance on Sexuality Education along with the resource material for teachers on CSE. …

  5. National sexuality education framework

    The Ministry of Education and Sports (MoES) has developed this National Framework on Sexuality Education through wide consultations with a cross section of stakeholders. This framework seeks to create an over-arching national direction for providing young people with sexuality education in the formal education setting. …

  6. Lineamientos para una educación sexual integral

    La sexualidad es consustancial a los seres humanos y propulsora de los vínculos que se establecen entre ellos, razón por la cual debe ser abordada como parte de la formación integral de nuestra educación, que busca contribuir al desarrollo pleno de las personas. Estos lineamientos constituyen la respuesta del Sector Educación a la necesidad de asegurar una educación sexual integral, de calidad científica, ética y con equidad (ESI), como aspecto fundamental del derecho de todos los peruanos, hombres y mujeres.

  7. No secrets, know the facts, disarm myths, know about sexuality; 100 facts

    This publication’s objective is to equip the primary healthcare staff with updated knowledge on sexuality and related problems.

  8. Challenges to implementing national comprehensive sexuality education curricula in low- and middle-income countries: case studies of Ghana, Kenya, Peru and Guatemala

    School-based comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) can help adolescents achieve their full potential and realize their sexual and reproductive health and rights. This is particularly pressing in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), where high rates of unintended pregnancy and STIs among adolescents can limit countries’ ability to capitalize on the demographic dividend. While many LMICs have developed CSE curricula, their full implementation is often hindered by challenges around program planning and roll-out at the national and local level. …

  9. Sexual and reproductive health outcomes are positively associated with comprehensive sexual education exposure in Mexican high-school students

    This paper provides evidence of the potential beneficial effects of CSE on attitudes, knowledge, and behaviors regarding sexual and reproductive health among adolescents. In addition, it identifies areas that should be strengthened to increase the positive impact of CSE.

  10. If you care about LGBTQ rights... Then you should care about sex education

    The first fact sheet of the If/Then series highlights that advancing sex education also means advancing the equality and well-being of the LGBTQ community at large.

  11. Circular DM-0001-01-2018: Lineamientos para la implementación de los programas de estudio sobre educación para la afectividad y sexualidad integral

    En ejercicio de las atribuciones conferidas al Ministerio de Educación Pública en los artículos 99°, 102° y 107° de la Ley general de la Administración Pública, Ley N° 6227, aplicables a la emisión de órdenes, instrucciones y circulares; los artículos 1° y 2° de la Ley orgánica del Ministerio de Educación Pública, Ley N° 3481, referentes a la administración de los diferentes componentes del ramo de la educación y la ejecución de los planes, programas y demás determinaciones aprobadas por el Consejo Superior de Educación. …

  12. Choose a future! Issues and options for adolescent girls and boys in Nigeria

    Choose a Future! brings together ideas and activities to help adolescent girls and boys shape their own lives and create their own options. This manual is for facilitators working with girls and boys ages 10-19. Girls and boys are actively involved in creating their own solutions to situations they encounter at home, in school and at work with male and female peers.

  13. The current state of sexuality education in Cyprus, Georgia, Poland, Romania and the Netherlands: insights from a youth perspective

    Aiming to bring attention to the need for Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) and to empower and encourage young leaders to influence their national policies, CHOICE for Youth and Sexuality and YouAct initiated the “Europe for CSE” project, with support from ShareNet. Youth advocates from Cyprus, Georgia, Poland, Romania and the Netherlands joined forces, worked online and met in Amsterdam to set-up concrete advocacy plans at national level, including meetings with volunteers, round tables, online campaigns and reaching out to policy makers and influencers.

  14. Turning inside out

    UNESCO in partnership with Ministry of Education and with financial support from the Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan, community and Civil society organizations implemented a two year Health Literacy and Behaviour Change practices among Adolescent Girls pilot project from September 2014-September 2017 in 41 schools. Health literacy materials were evaluated and approved by Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (K.I.C.D.) for use in other informal settlements. This is a story aimed at what we call ‘level 1’ (ages 10-12). …

  15. Teacher’s guide for sexual and reproductive health life skills for adolescents

    UNESCO in partnership with Ministry of Education and with financial support from the Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan, community and Civil society organizations implemented a two year Health Literacy and Behaviour Change practices among Adolescent Girls pilot project from September 2014-September 2017 in 41 schools. Health literacy materials were evaluated and approved by Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (K.I.C.D.) for use in other informal settlements. This teachers' guide explains how other materials approved by K.I.C.D. can be used in the classroom.

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