Scary stories don’t save lives, Comprehensive Sexuality Education does

Posted on May 16, 2018 at 10:31 am

This was how I learnt about sex; my mother called me into her room, she was holding a newspaper in her hand. In that paper, there was a report on the rising number of cervical cancer cases in the country and then she ...

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Scholarships for Summer Institute on Sexuality, Culture and Society

Posted on March 15, 2018 at 9:44 am

FWOS Full Scholarship The FWOS (Fonds Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek Seksualiteit) is offering two full scholarships for the Summer Institute on Sexuality, Culture & Society. The scholarship will cover the expenses for tuition (€2350) as well as housing in Amsterdam (€575). The ...

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Research Blog: Mobile technologies as a tool for sexual health education

Posted on February 15, 2018 at 1:34 pm

We gladly introduce our first research blog from Katy Elliott a former student at The University of Amsterdam who participated at Share-Net´s Annual Student-NGO event: Linking Research, Policy and Practice. She performed her research on ‘Mobile technologies as a tool ...

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Policy Brief: Why should sexuality education be delivered in school-based settings?

Posted on January 29, 2018 at 3:14 pm

This policy brief provides the rationale for implementing formal sexuality-education programmes in school-based settings in Europe and Central Asia. Sexuality education delivered within a safe learning environment and alongside access to youth-friendly health services has a positive and lifelong effect ...

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Development of Long Live Love +, a school-based online sexual health programme for young adults. An intervention mapping approach

Posted on January 10, 2018 at 8:48 am

This paper describes the development of a Dutch online programme called Long Live Love+ focusing on positive, coercion-free relationships, contraception use, and the prevention of STIs, using the Intervention Mapping (IM) approach. All six steps of the approach were followed. ...

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Probing the politics of comprehensive sexuality education: ‘Universality’ versus ‘Cultural Sensitivity’: a Dutch–Bangladeshi collaboration on adolescent sexuality education

Posted on January 8, 2018 at 12:50 pm

Abstract As part of Western European development aid policy, comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) is increasingly promoted in resource-poor countries. This paper engages with CSE promotion in Bangladesh funded by the Dutch Government. It unpacks the ‘collaboration’ by looking at how ...

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Training of Sexuality Educators

Posted on January 4, 2018 at 9:11 am

The Federal Centre for Health Education (BZgA), the WHO Regional Office for Europe and the European Expert Group on Sexuality Education developed a new document, which concentrates on the training of Sexuality Educators and the competencies they should acquire. The ...

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Dynamic partnership between government & NGOs launch new TV series focused on menstrual health & hygiene in Bangladesh

Posted on October 4, 2017 at 12:06 pm

Together with RedOrange (a Bangladeshi  media and communication agency), knowledge institute TNO and with support of the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands (EKN), Simavi has launched a 13-episode TV program to promote menstrual health & hygiene in Bangladesh. The ...

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Tanzania: Teaching youths sex education through animation and art

Posted on October 2, 2017 at 11:49 am

Harakati za Lucy is an animation series that explores the life of a young Tanzanian girl who faces different challenges growing up and how she manages to confront them. In one episode where Lucy is pregnant, the show examines how ...

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Young people’s perceptions of relationships and sexual practices in the abstinence-only context of Uganda

Posted on April 26, 2017 at 5:49 pm

Abstract The Ugandan government has been criticised on several grounds for its abstinence-only policies on sexuality education directed towards young people. These grounds include the failure to recognise the multiple realities faced by young people, some of whom may already ...

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