Real Talk: Teachers and Young People as Drivers of Change on CSE and SRGBV
Comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) reinforces healthy and positive values about bodies, puberty, relationships, sex and family life. It helps keep children safe from abuse by teaching them about their bodies and the concept of consent, how to identify what violence against children and women looks like, including sexual violence, and to understand injustice based on gender. When delivered well, it promotes health and well-being, respect for human rights and gender equality, and empowers children and young people to uphold universal values of equality, respect and kindness.
In this intergenerational dialogue, focused on Africa and Latin America, teachers and young people will reflect together on recent commitments made by the G7 leaders and Generation Equality processes, highlight what works from their perspectives and how school stakeholders can work hand in hand with governments to advance CSE as one of the powerful ways towards eliminating school-related gender-based violence (SRGBV).
Programme and speakers
Opening Remarks (5 mins): Assistant Director General of UNESCO for Education Ms Stefania Giannini (tbc)
Chair: Dennis Glasgow, Transform Education
First Dialogue (15 mins): Argentina
- María Soledad Vásquez, secondary school teacher, Argentina
- Natalie, activist, Chalk Back
Second dialogue (15 mins): Zambia
- Agatha Shindende, primary school teacher, Zambia
- Dr. Natasha Kaoma, CEO Copper Rose
Q&A - 10 mins
Closing remarks: Minister from Malawi (tbc) - 5 mins
Spoken word poem: Alinafe (WONA collective) - 5 mins