We advocate with governments, donors, and UN agencies to adopt and promote policies that foster comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) for adolescents and young people. We provide funding and technical support to partner organizations in Africa, Latin America, and Asia and the Middle East to develop CSE curricula and to advocate with their own governments to implement CSE programs through the formal education system.
This two-volume resource is meant to help educators develop comprehensive sexuality education curricula with an emphasis on gender and rights. It includes guidelines for teachers, fact sheets, tips on effective teaching methods, and activities for students.
A rights-based approach to comprehensive sexuality education not only helps young people acquire accurate information about their bodies and sex, but also equips young people with the skills they need to forge emotionally and socially healthy relationships.Learn More
In Pakistan, IWHC is supporting the women-led community organization Aahung to bring its life skills and sexuality education curriculum to public schools across Sindh Province. Aahung is reaching hundreds of thousands of adolescents with the message that girls and boys are equal and that violence is never acceptable.
“Our work is grounded in dignity, respect, and diversity,” says Aahung director Sheena Hadi.Learn More
The African Conference on Sexual Health and Rights presents an opportunity to propose strategies to shift the culture of silence on sexual and reproductive health and rights.
After an exhausting, but exhilarating two weeks at the United Nations, the Commission on the Status of Women closed with a strong commitment from governments to promote the health and human rights of women and girls.
After two weeks of intense negotiations, the Commission on the Status of Women ended early this morning with a strong call to prioritize gender equality and the human rights of women and girls in order to achieve sustainable development.
Girls’ Power Initiative (GPI) in Nigeria fills the gaps left by standard school curricula by giving girls vital information about their bodies, their rights, and their responsibilities. These lessons help empower girls to take control of their reproductive and sexual lives and realize their full potential as individuals.