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.
When Reprolatina arrived in Barro Alto, a city in Goiás State, Brazil, 40 percent of pregnancies were teen pregnancies, twice that of the national rate. The root of the problem quickly became evident: There was no sexuality education in schools and a lack of access to contraception. In this video, learn how Reprolatina tackled this problem and decreased the teen pregnancy rate to 10 percent in two years.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
A discussion about what research on sexuality education tells us about the components of truly comprehensive and effective programs.
2015 was a momentous year for women—a year of impressive achievements but also extreme hardship. Here are our highlights for 2015.
Meet Monica Oguttu, a strong advocate and leader who is making significant advances for girls’ and women’s health and rights in Kenya.
Guest blogger Neha Mankani of Aahung in Pakistan explores both the difficulties in evaluating the impact of comprehensive sexuality education programs and some unique and creative strategies.