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Comprehensive sexuality education and positive behaviour change

Comprehensive sexuality education is important for young people to understand their rights and have the self-confidence to act on them. Comprehensive sexuality education can be a promising strategy by which to shift norms and attitudes, and empower young people to negotiate safe, consensual and enjoyable sex.

A review of 87 studies of comprehensive sexuality education programmes around the world showed that it increased knowledge, and two-thirds of programmes led to a positive impact on behaviour, including increased condom or contraceptive use, or reduced sexual risk-taking. However, such programmes are not available in most countries.

Gender inequality around the world > Social > Education > Comprehensive sexuallity education and positive behaviour change

    The face of poverty is female

    What is SRHR?
    Equal opportunities for all

Gender inequality around the world 
    1. Health
    Maternal health
    2. Education
    Early and forced marriage
    Discrimination against girls
    Comprehensive sexuality education
    3. Sexual and Gender Based Violence
    1. Unpaid care burdens
    2. Formal and informal markets
    3. Empowerment
    1. Discrimination
    2. Changing social norms
    3. Peace building
IPPF’s recommendations: 6 steps for moving towards equality and sustainable development
    1. Laws that support sexual and reproductive health and rights
    2. Funding for sexual and reproductive health and rights
    3. Measure the outcomes that really matter
    4. Engage men and boys as partners in gender transformative change
    5. Laws to eliminate sexual and gender-based violence
    6. Strengthening political capacity of women at the grassroots level

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