Young people receive a range of conflicting and confusing messages about sexuality and gender on a daily basis. We believe that a thorough and high quality curriculum-based sexuality education programme can help all children and young people navigate these messages, and develop positive norms about themselves, about relationships and about their health as well as responsible citizenship.
What is sexuality education?
Sexuality education provides young people with the knowledge, skills and efficacy to make informed decisions about their sexuality and lifestyle. Strong international commitments exist, mainly from human
rights, health and youth empowerment perspectives, to promote comprehensive sexuality education. With IOM, UN Volunteers in Nepal are assisting a land reform process and building capacity of national and district-level government institutions to deliver psychosocial support and counselling to conflict affected victims.