Comprehensive Sexuality Education/FEB 2016
Sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) are based on the right and the ability of all individuals to decide over their own bodies, and to live healthy and productive lives. Addressing SRHR is thus key to ensuring sustainable development. Sweden has a long history of prioritizing SRHR as part of its health, gender, human rights and sustainable development work. Sida also has a long history of support to countries within the education system. Comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) is part of the overall efforts within SRHR, and should ideally be integrated in school curriculums and in policies on different levels on education. This brief gives an overview of why comprehensive sexuality education is important and how to consider sexuality education both in development and humanitarian programmes, as well as within national and international policy processes.