Talking about sex and relationships

Published 1/18/2010 | Updated 1/18/2010

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RFSU are experts in sexuality and have long dared to say what nobody else will say. One of our most important tasks is to disseminate knowledge and an open view of sexual issues. We do this, among other things, by educating our members and teachers, influencing policies, holding courses and informing young people in school – and we reach almost half a million people every year! In addition to factual knowledge, discussions and space for individual reflection are important elements of our courses and training. Sexual information must be provided seriously and with respect, but based on joy and pleasure. People with knowledge can choose what is right for themselves.

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Sex education, my personal experience
Well it is interesting work that RFSU is doing particularly reflecting on my personal experience in working in ugandan rural communities.People generally are shy to openly share information about sex and yet it has a significant impact on their lives especially in the era of HIV&AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases.Young people in very rural communities are often times victims of such infections due to lack of information even from their immediate support net works for example parents.Therefore it is important that all support groups get to understand the importance of sex education so as create an environment supportive of young people.In general my experience while working in uganda rural communities shows that limited sex education relates to gender stereotypes and other cultural norms and values and thus requires comprehensive community sensitisation and policy changes

Said: Lubaale Emmanuel 3/21/2010 10:35:29 AM

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