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