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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.


 

It's All One Curriculum: A Unified Approach to Education

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.

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Partner Spotlight: Aahung

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.

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Latest News

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Journal of Adolescent Health Assesses Progress on Youth Sexual Health and Rights

In a special supplement of the Journal, experts review the body of evidence on effective programs for adolescent sexual and reproductive health.


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Taking Stock of Young People’s Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

The world’s youth still face many of the same obstacles that prevent them from leading healthy lives that they did 20 years ago.


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Math, Science…and Sex! Peruvian Ministry of Education Elevates Importance of Sexuality Education

The Peruvian Ministry of Education has taken the bold move to incorporate issues related to sexuality into its mainstream national educational framework.


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At Today’s Girl Summit, We’re Working Together to End Child Marriage in a Generation

Today, IWHC is joining world leaders and NGO partners at the Girl Summit to commit to do all we can to end child marriage and female genital mutilation.


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