Many girls in developing countries start their periods uninformed, unprepared, scared, and ashamed, according to a new literature review. They need more support in understanding and handling menstruation.
IWHC and our many local partners are not afraid to conduct hard-hitting advocacy to defend girls’ rights and hold leaders accountable to their promises.
TARSHI, one of our grantee partners in India, recently launched an online course on comprehensive sexuality education for teachers.
Taboos around sexuality exist all over the world. In Buenos Aires, Argentina, an online platform aims to demystify sex and sexuality.
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.
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.
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.
When it comes to putting sexuality education into action, collaboration between schools and civil society organizations can be key.
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.
We at the International Women’s Health Coalition are deeply concerned that the policies proposed by US President-elect Trump and the Republican Party will result in serious setbacks for women and girls worldwide.