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.

 

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Let’s Text About Sex: A Mobile Phone Program Delivers Sexuality Education

Integrating an innovative mobile phone program into CSE toolkits could be an effective way for countries in the Global South to make progress on reducing infant and maternal mortality, keeping girls in school, and securing a healthy future for the next generation.

Confronting Values and Training Teachers to be Sexuality Educators

One of the biggest challenges in teacher training for CSE is confronting teachers’ and adult facilitators' own values and belief systems; they are often assumed to be neutral delivery mechanisms of CSE, but that isn't always the case.

Girls and the Fight to End AIDS

To end AIDS, we must challenge dangerous gender norms that encourage sexual violence, sexism, and homophobic hatred, and deepen our investment in comprehensive sexuality education.

Making the Most of Partnerships for Sexuality Education

When it comes to putting sexuality education into action, collaboration between schools and civil society organizations can be key.

The Pleasure Principle

In the words of Janet Jackson, circa 1986, “It’s the pleasure principle!” Yet, those of us working to advance the sexual and reproductive rights of adolescent girls often forget this and are reluctant to talk about pleasure.

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