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International Policy

SIECUS' international policy and advocacy efforts have focused on monitoring, reporting, and taking actions on the activities of the opposition; ensuring the evidence-based HIV-prevention strategies are implemented; and equipping advocates wit the tools, skills, and critical information tot secure and protect sexual and reproductive health education programs, services, and rights.  As we update our site, please visit back regularly to see updated news and resources.

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Mexico City Ministerial Declaration – “Educating to Prevent”/ Declaración Ministerial de la Ciudad de México –“Prevenir con educación”
The Mexico City Ministerial Declaration – “Educating to Prevent,” is a strategic tool to strengthen HIV prevention efforts in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) by ensuring access to quality, comprehensive sexuality education and sexual and reproductive health services. The Declarationseeks to foster equity among all people and to combat discrimination, including that based on an individual’s HIV status, sexual orientation, or gender identity. The needs of most-at-risk individuals are not forgotten and figure prominently in the goals of the Declaration. Please find below four fact sheets in a series on the Ministerial Declaration created by SIECUS for the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO).
 
 
 
 

 

UNESCO’s International Technical Guidance on Sexuality Education Released

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) recently released the International Technical Guidance on Sexuality Education: An evidence-informed approach for schools, teachers and health educators. We wanted to bring your attention to this two-part document which provides a framework to develop and implement comprehensive sexuality education to ensure that young people have access to evidence-based, medically-accurate, and age-appropriate information to make safe and healthy decisions. Read More...

Safe and inclusive school environments in the prevention of HIV/STI, violence and mental health problems

SIECUS staff participated in an Experts Consultation convened by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Safe and inclusive school environments in the prevention of HIV/STI, violence and mental health problems  in Mexico City, September 3-4, 2009. It was attended by experts in the promotion of sexual health and comprehensive sexuality education; educators, researchers, and policy makers with experience in addressing bullying, harassment, violence, and abuse in schools.  Read More...

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