With children and young people being so vulnerable to sexual and gender-based violence, misinformation about sex and gender roles, the need for comprehensive sexuality education is crucial. That’s why in Nepal, YUWA is working to promote comprehensive sexuality education as a vehicle for social change.
Comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) is often looked at and judged upon from an angle of social norms, morals and traditions. This is wrong. It should be looked at from an educational, skill building point of view, which is context relevant and specific.
Shrouded in shame and secrecy, the stigma and taboo around comprehensive sexuality education make it difficult to initiate and engage in conversations about it.
Schools and parents, two major sources of information for young people while growing up, tend to avoid or shy away from discussing these issues. They fear that the more the information given, the more likely it is that young people will experiment and engage in sexual behavior, even if there is no evidence or studies to support this claim.
Read the full article on the Global Partnership for Education website.