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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


Breaking the Silence Around Sex in India

The organization TARSHI has been boldly taking on sexuality issues in India for more than 15 years.

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Outrage Erupts in Argentina Over Brutal Murders of Women

Activists in Latin America are mobilizing and demanding action from policymakers to address gender-based violence after a recent rash of femicides.

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Will Development Financing Finally Level the Playing Field for Women and Girls?

Next week, governments, NGOs, and business leaders will meet to hammer out funding for the Sustainable Development Goals, the strongest global consensus on recognizing women’s rights and addressing the causes of gender inequality and poverty.

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A Friendly, Feminist Approach to Monitoring and Evaluation

Measuring the impact of comprehensive sexuality education programs can be tricky. A recent meeting explored new and innovative ways.

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