UNESCO – Comprehensive sexuality education updates

UNESCO’s work in comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) continues globally, responding to the call from governments, communities, parents, faith leaders and students for sexuality education that is comprehensive and life skills-based. UNESCO has brought CSE to the fore at wide-ranging events and meetings, including: The 11th Policy Dialogue Forum of the Teacher Task Force in Montego Bay, Jamaica, 6 – 9 November 2018, working towards the strengthening of teacher capacity for delivering good quality CSE. The … Continued

UNITED KINGDOM –  Dramatic decline in teenage pregnancies in the UK

A new report, Social media, SRE and Sensible Drinking: Understanding the dramatic decline in teenage pregnancy, by Bpas, published in July 2018, examined key trends in teenage lifestyles and outlook, as well as young people’s experience of sex and relationships education (SRE) and use of contraception. It is based on qualitative and quantitative research conducted by YouGov and Bpas with four online focus groups and a demographically weighted survey of 1,004 16-18 year olds. The report’s … Continued

Adolescents muse on reproductive health encounters in Zambia

  “Currently, many stakeholders are investing a lot in changing attitudes and behaviours rather than addressing the primary drivers of unsafe abortions among adolescent girls. Issues of gender inequality, sexual violence and coercion and poverty are often not given that much attention. Many efforts also fail to recognise the role of men and boys in addressing unsafe abortions among adolescent girls,” explains 22-year-old Robert Mumba, a peer educator and youth rights advocate. Mumba, who has … Continued

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