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 grew up feeling ashamed and somewhat guilty of my body, receiving too much unwanted attention. From colleagues at schools to strangers on the street, it seemed totally natural for strangers to slap my behind or catcall me. I knew this was not right, but also didn’t realize that it was not my fault.
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In the EU all young women are free to decide about their own bodies, lives and futures. Or are they? It depends on where they live and how much money they have.
Breaking barriers, building bridges: IPPF EN's Caroline Hickson on what she took away from this week's AIDS2018 pre-conference on sexual and reproductive health and rights.
Through sexuality education, ACPD has successfully equipped hundreds of stigmatised young people with crucial life skills, building their knowledge about sexuality, relationships and safe sex, and strengthening their ability to make decisions, communicate, negotiate and plan for the future.
When Mihaela (not her real name) was six years old, her father sent her onto the streets to scavenge for food for the family and beg for money to fund his alcoholism treatment. “We were very poor,” she says. “I ...
Today, EU member states have published their position on the 2019 EU budget. While they propose a spending increase of 10% for the EU’s external policies compared to this year’s budget, governments are focusing on the wrong issues, Oxfam, Save ...
At the Brussels launch of the Guttmacher-Lancet Commission on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) report this week, civil society representatives called on the European Union to make a dedicated commitment to SRHR and family planning in the EU’s ...
A recent ECHR decision recognised young people's right to sex and relationships education at school on the grounds that this equips them with crucial life skills that help protect against sexual violence and support their health and well-being.
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Over the past two decades, great strides have been made in ensuring young people in Europe and Central Asia can develop crucial life skills through sexuality education. Find out more, including what governments still need to do, in our new analysis of the state of play in 25 countries.
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This film is about the partnership between Sex og Politikk and Cyprus Family Planning Association (CFPA) - IPPF members - during the roll-out of the "Implementing Sexuality Education for Teens (I’MSET)" project. The project is a great example of how ...