I had the honour of hosting the launch of ‘Learn. Protect. Respect. Empower. The status of Comprehensive Sexuality Education in Asia and the Pacific: A Summary Review 2020’ and moderating the panel discussion earlier today.
It was an invitation-only event with members from the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), UNESCO Bangkok, International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) ESEAOR, as well as government bodies, social community organizations (SCOs) and youth leaders from the region. Happy to see a healthy turnout of over 200 participants!
It was really encouraging to read how important and needed comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) is in our region, and even more encouraging to hear the roles government bodies play in implementing it in state-level, and how youths in SCOs are doing their part as well. There are however still many gaps that need to be addressed and the review clearly highlights what these gaps are, but also provided recommendations and tools/packages that we can use.
I’m excited to see what the future hold for CSE in the region, especially here in Malaysia.
Click here to watch the recording of the launch.
Click here to read the Summary Review.