“I’ll tell you what we want, what we really, really want”

Schools in Cameroon lack high-quality comprehensive sexuality education. Women for a Change Cameroon is filling the gap.

“This Made Me Courageous”
Girls Find Their Voices in Cameroon

  • October 11, 2016

Victorine (pictured, left) is from a small, farming village in northwest Cameroon. Few girls there go to school, and those who do are usually pulled out before they graduate and are married off before they turn 18. But Victorine has different plans for her future. She wants to be a lawyer. Victorine is…

Moving Forward: Priorities for Prevention in the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief

  • October 11, 2016

The President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) is the largest commitment ever made by any nation to an international health initiative dedicated to a single disease. The law authorizing these global HIV/AIDS programs first passed in 2003 with a five-year timeframe. The effort was reauthorized in 2008, and despite containing some improvements to the first phase of PEPFAR,…

Triple Jeopardy: Female Adolescence, Sexual Violence, and HIV/AIDS

  • October 6, 2016

In all parts of the world, many adolescents’ first experiences of sexual intercourse are coerced or violent. Violent or coercive sex makes adolescents more vulnerable to HIV. Interventions to address the triple jeopardy of young age, sexual violence, and HIV/AIDS must include comprehensive sexuality education and accessible sexual and reproductive health services for all adolescents,…

Preventing Cervical Cancer – The HPV Vaccine

  • October 6, 2016

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Sports and Sexism: What the Rio Olympics Taught Us

Sexism was abound at the Rio Olympics, but there were moments of triumph that suggest a shift in the global conversation.

UK Investment in Comprehensive Sexuality Education Pays Off

How a 10-year strategy used comprehensive sexuality education to halve the teen pregnancy rate in the UK.

Instituo de Educación y Salud

  • June 29, 2016

Although Peru agreed to provide comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) to all of its young people when it signed onto the Montevideo Consensus in 2013, the country’s public policy still does not guarantee it through a student’s lifetime. Founded in Lima in 1991, Instituo de Educación y Salud (IES, or “Institute of Education and Health”)…

Mapping Change for Girls, One Post-It Note at a Time

Many governments refuse to provide comprehensive sexuality education to young people, leaving a void of information about sexual and reproductive health and rights. Local organizations like TICAH are working to fill that void.

Trust for Indigenous Culture and Health (TICAH)

  • June 22, 2016

TICAH's aim is to promote health, with a focus on good relationships, healthy households, and community action.