With Support for HIV Young Leaders Funds, IPPF, PACT, UNESCO
Comprehensive Sexuality Education has proven to have positive impact on sexual and reproductive health (SRH), reduction of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), HIV and unintended pregnancy. CSE that is beyond information, which include opportunity to learn essential life skills, can bring positive attitudes around gender and increased self-esteem among young people. However in most countries, sexuality education curriculum in the school, rarely cater to the specific SRH needs and rights of young key populations. In addition to the stigma, discrimination and social exclusion they face; reaching YKP with the mainstream approach becomes difficult when their risk behavior is considered illegal.
During the International AIDS Conference in Durban last year THE PACT revised its goals and strategized its priorities for the next three years, given the new political landscape with the recently agreed Political Declaration on HIV/AIDS in June 2016.
This report looks at those priority areas and the progress made in each of them.