ASTRA Central and Eastern European Women’s Network for Sexual and Reproductive Rights and Health

The fully revised UN International technical guidance on sexuality education advocates for quality comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) published by UNESCOUNAIDSUNFPAUNICEFUN Women and World Health Organization (WHO) aims to promote health and well-being, respect for human rights and gender equality, and empowers children and young people to lead healthy, safe and productive lives. These revised guidelines have a stronger focus on human rights and on marginalized populations than the previous guidelines from 2009.

It is a technical tool that presents the evidence base and rationale for delivering CSE to young people in order to achieve the global Sustainable Development Goals, among which are SGD3 for Health, SDG4 for Quality Education and SDG5 for Gender Equality.

The Technical Guidance clarifies the definition and content of comprehensive sexuality education, outlining key concepts, topics and learning objectives which should guide the development of locally-adapted curricula for learners aged 5 – 18+. These include: Relationships; Values, rights, culture and sexuality; Understanding gender; Violence and staying safe; Skills for health and well-being; The human body and development; Sexuality and sexual behavior; and Sexual and reproductive health. The Technical Guidance also includes recommendations for all stages of CSE programme development, from planning and delivery, to monitoring, evaluation and scale up.

Access it here: http://bit.ly/2CSv54i