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Comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) provision

Venkatraman Chandra-Mouli

Training course in adolescent sexual and reproductive health 2019

September 9, 2019 - Geneva

Comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) provision - Venkatraman Chandra-Mouli

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Chandra-Mouli V. Comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) provision. Paper presented at: Training course in adolescent sexual and reproductive health; 2019 Sep 9; Geneva.



Answer the following five questions.

Questions from the International Technical Guidance on Sexuality Education (ITGSE):

  1. What evidence could you use to convince decision makers that CSE does not harm children and adolescents? 3 marks
  2. What in your opinion is one widely held misconception about CSE? 2 marks
  3. What are the eight underpinning concepts of the ITGSE? In your opinion, which one is the most important and why? 5 marks

Questions from the UNESCO publication titled: Facing the facts: The case for comprehensive sexuality education (2019):

  1. The UNESCO publication identifies barriers to the implementation of CSE (pages 4-11). Of these barriers, identify three that are most relevant to your country and explain why. 8 marks
  2. The UNESCO publication proposes actions to overcome these barriers (pages 12-14). Of these actions, identify two that are most appropriate to the barriers that you have identified. 7 marks

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Best assignments of week 1: Comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) provision

Congratulations to the following participants whose assignments have been chosen as the best assignment of week 1 by their coaches. Click on the participant’s name to read the assignment.

Diana Opollo, ADRA, Newcastle, Canada

Coach’s comment

"You have researched and understood the concepts very well and followed the guidelines. Your concept on 'gender' is appreciated." Ashim Roy, GFMER country coordinator and course tutor

Janie Shen, Plan International, Stockholm, Sweden

"It was interesting reviewing the assignments for this week from the varied arguments and diverse perspectives of the participants. They all demonstrated good understanding of the content of this week's module. Moreover, they were able to reflect over the key messages on CSE in relation to their countries. This assignment had an edge over the others because it was well presented and concise. The participant’s opinions were clearly given with good arguments and consideration for country context." Raqibat Idris, GFMER course coordinator and tutor

Natasha Veronica Maviya, Plan International, Harare, Zimbabwe

Coach’s comment

"When the natural curiosity sees things differently, express interesting topics, tries to connect things and relate them to other experiences, has many ideas, and yes, usually gets good if not the best grades. It was an outstanding structured reflection about the Comprehensive sexuality education in light of the International Technical Guidance in Sexuality Education based on the WHO AND UNESCO recommendations. Well – done.” Khadija Ahmed Matrook, GFMER country coordinator and course tutor

Sahil Chopra, Jhpiego, New Delhi, India

Coach’s comment

"I appreciate the work of all my students. Withal, I am glad to nominate Mr. Sahil Chopra as the best participant for the first week of training course in adolescent sexual and reproductive health 2019. From the assignment submitted by him, was clear that Mr. Chopra read all of the material carefully and identified most of the issues related to comprehensive sexuality education." Lela Shengelia, GFMER country coordinator and course tutor

Shirley Eng, FHI 360, Maputo, Mozambique

Coach’s comment

"Her responses to asked questions were concise and clearly showed an understanding of the topics covered within the module." Aishatu Abubakar-Sadiq, GFMER country coordinator and course tutor

Zaituna Asio, Plan International, Kampala, Uganda

Coach’s comment

"All the questions are adequately addressed. Most information, opinions and ideas were discussed in her own words and in logical orders. Evidence are well analysed and interpreted." Melaku Samuel Hottessa, GFMER course tutor