Comprehensive Sexuality Education and Information

Save the Children Sweden

Save the Children Sweden is a non-governmental organisation. The basis of our work is the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) and the United Nations' Declaration on Human Rights. These build on the principles that all people are equal, children have special rights and everyone has a responsibility - but governments have a special obligation.
 
Save the Children is hosting a discussion on ‘Comprehensive Sexuality Education and Information’ on 25 February 2013 in Pretoria.  
 
Save the Children acknowledges the role of the media to educate inform and entertain. The media forms an important part of implementing the information aspect of Comprehensive Sexuality Education and Information (CSE & I) because it draws the attention of society to the issue. The different platforms of the media penetrate all communities carrying contents such as sexuality. It is imperative for the media to be properly informed about this subject.
 
The organisation believes that effective sexuality education can provide young people with age-appropriate, culturally relevant and scientifically accurate information. It includes structured opportunities for young people to explore their attitudes and values, and to practice the decision-making and other life skills they need to be able to make informed choices about their sexual lives.
 
The issue of Comprehensive Sexuality Education and Information has already been misrepresented in the past and in the same breath the organisation knows it is a topic not often spoken about openly. Save the Children is interested in sharing with the media its views and ideas on the issue and has therefore planning this event. This is the first of many such discussions that will take place on related topics.
 
For more information on the issue contact Yumnah Hattas, Regional Project Manager, PAN African Comprehensive Sexuality Education Project at yumnah.hattas@saf.savethechildren.se.
 
RSVP: Tsedale Kelbessa, Tel: 012 342 0222, E-mail: tsedalek@saf.savethechildren.se by 20 February 2013.
 
For more about Save the Children, refer to www.savethechildren.se.

Event Start Date: 
Monday, 25 February, 2013
Event Venue: 
Pretoria

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