Education

Every young person has to make  life-changing decisions about their sexual and reproductive health. However many of them cannot access clear, evidence-based information. IPPF's comprehensive sexuality education programmes enable young people to make informed decisions about their sexuality and health, while building life skills and promoting gender equality.

“I like that he reads a lot, and that he’s handsome too!” says Nicoleta of her boyfriend Marian. Marian and Nicoleta, both in their twenties, met by chance in 2014, and are now eager to move in together. “She’s beautiful,” ...
In Macedonia, HERA 's special educator, Zaklina Stepanoska, recalls the reactions of parents when she explained the programme. They were running an inititiave for young people with disabilities to learn about their sexual health. “There were parents who cried when ...
Borislav is a 22-year-old gay man living in Sarajevo. Bosnia and Herzegovina is a country with deep-rooted patriarchal values in many segments of society, very resistant to change, especially when it comes to sexual orientation. Negative attitudes and harassment towards ...
The SAFE II project, a European Commission funded project to improve the sexual and reproductive health and rights of young people in Europe. The project was led by the IPPF EN Regional Office in close collaboration with 14 Member Associations ...
A UN Study from 2006 suggests that 90% of people with intellectual impairments will experience sexual abuse at some point in their life, most frequently from family members or others in their close environment. Empowering young people who have a ...
Worldwide young people are denied their sexual and reproductive rights and the opportunity to make informed choices about their sexuality. This makes them vulnerable to unplanned pregnancies, STIs and HIV which will alter their future making it impossible for them ...
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Sexual and reproductive rights are human rights. Education empowers young people and enables them to make their own choices. Comprehensive Sexuality education (CSE) allows young people to make critical choices about their health and future.It seeks to equip young people ...
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In 2015, IPPF EN made huge inroads across Europe and Central Asia. From providing life-saving sexual and reproductive health services to refugees in Macedonia to investing in communities to change young people’s lives in Romania, our Member Associations worked passionately ...
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Uluk's story is about young people, myths and sexuality education in Karakol, Kyrgyzstan.
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Meet Eugenia Behar, a clinical psychologist working with young people with learning difficulties in Romania, a country where there is still no obligatory sexuality education across all schools, particularly for those with learning difficulties.