This project focuses on the key problem of the lack of content in the field of comprehensive sex education (CSE) in school curricula, lack of recognition of its importance by relevant stakeholders, and the stigma around CSE based on inaccurate information. The goals of the project are to gather evidence for advocating the introduction of CSE in primary (PS) and secondary schools (SS), to establish a dialogue with representatives of the regional governments on the introduction of CSE in PS and SS, to raise public awareness of the benefits of CSE in PS and SS.
Key activities are research activities in PS and SS with a focus on CSE, advocating for the introduction of CSE, and raising public awareness of the benefits of the introduction of CSE. Multiplication effect: long-term cooperation with local governments and CSOs that want to introduce CSE in their communities. Strengthening the capacity of CSOs contributes to sustainability, and cooperation during the project opens space for new national cooperation and bilateral cooperation with Norway and in the wider area of work of associations. The role of the applicant is to coordinate and participate in the activities, while the CRO partners will participate in all elements of the project.
The project will contribute to gender equality and prevention of gender-based violence because the CSE curriculum acts as a mechanism to prevent gender-based violence and violence in youth relationships and breaks gender stereotypes and roles that contribute to gender equality and building a fairer and more inclusive society, especially for vulnerable groups.