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Thai Model Launches Picture Books To Confront Sex Education Taboos

Thai Model Launches Picture Books To Confront Sex Education Taboos

Although Thailand is one of the most liberal countries in Asia, sex education focuses on basic biology and anatomy, leaving many unclear about the risks. A Thai model who has spoken out about sexual harassment said on Tuesday that she will publish a series of children’s books to teach young people about sex in a […]

Combating Taboos Associated With Menstrual Hygiene

Combating Taboos Associated With Menstrual Hygiene

May 28, is world Menstrual Hygiene Day, it is dedicated to raising awareness and combating taboos associated with menstrual hygiene with the goal of enabling women and girls to achieve their full potential. Half of the world’s population by virtue of being female will at some point in their reproductive life have periods. It’s a […]

Menstrual Awareness Education Targets Boys As World Marks Menstrual Hygiene Day Today

Menstrual Awareness Education Targets Boys As World Marks Menstrual Hygiene Day Today

Teachers in basic schools have been advised to include boys in menstrual hygiene education so they (boys) are able to support their female friends during their menstrual cycle. According to Nana Ama Adutwumwaa, founder of Touching the Lives of Girls Foundation (TLGF), a non-governmental organisation (NGO) that focuses on promoting menstrual hygiene, including men and […]

The Urgency Need For A Revolutionised Sex Education

The Urgency Need For A Revolutionised Sex Education

Fatima, who was 14, sat opposite me. There was a defiance to her body language, yet a vulnerability that made me want to tell her it was okay to cry. She was telling me how, in the course of the past year, she had dropped out of the school theatre club, no longer had any […]

What Do You Know About Pleasure?

What Do You Know About Pleasure?

How many books have you read on business?  On personal growth? Chances are – many. Now, how many books have your read on sex? Not as many? You’re not alone. If you’ve ever read Napoleon Hill’s Classic Think and Grow Rich, then you are familiar with the importance of your sexuality in awakening latent genius. […]

Namibia: First Lady Calls For Sexual Education In Schools

Namibia: First Lady Calls For Sexual Education In Schools

First Lady Monica Geingos has called on schools to include sexual education in their curriculum and to empower young women about their sexual rights. Geingos said this here on Friday during the closing ceremony of the three-day Eastern and Southern Africa regional consultation event on HIV Prevention and Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights for Adolescent […]

Uganda: Netherlands Envoy Condemns Ban On Sexuality Education

Uganda: Netherlands Envoy Condemns Ban On Sexuality Education

The Netherlands Ambassador to Uganda has condemned the Gender Ministry’s ban on comprehensive sexuality education in schools. His Excellency Henk Jan Baker, said Ms Janat Mukwaya, the gender minister, could have been misinformed on the critical role of young people having access to sexuality education. “Sexuality education is something that needs to be taken forward […]

Tanzania: Parents Urged To Be Involved In Sex Education

Tanzania: Parents Urged To Be Involved In Sex Education

Promoting comprehensive sex education in schools is crucial towards lessening chances of young people from pregnancy or sexually transmitted infections. Even though some teachers in the country feel nervous or tentative in tackling sex subjects to their students, the topics remain crucial for children to understand them. Minister for Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and […]

Delhi Schools Offer Safe Space For Children To Speak Up About Sexual Abuse

Delhi Schools Offer Safe Space For Children To Speak Up About Sexual Abuse

In the cavernous assembly hall at Victor public school in the Delhi suburb of Shahdara, hundreds of pupils sit cross-legged on the floor to watch a story about seven-year-old Komal. Komal’s parents become friendly with a new neighbour. He treats her affectionately and her parents tell her to call him Bakshi Uncle. He gives her […]