Principes directeurs internationaux sur l'éducation à la sexualité

L’éducation complète à la sexualité (ECS)1 est primordiale pour préparer les jeunes à une vie sûre, productive et épanouissante dans un monde où le VIH et le SIDA, les infections sexuellement transmissibles (IST), les grossesses non désirées, la violence basée sur le genre et les inégalités entre les sexes continuent de présenter des risques graves pour leur bien-être. Cependant, bien que les bienfaits d’une ECS de qualité fondée sur le programme scolaire aient été montrés de manière claire et irréfutable, peu d’enfants et de jeunes sont dotés des moyens de prendre le contrôle de leur vie et de faire, librement et de façon responsable, des choix éclairés concernant leur sexualité et leurs relations interpersonnelles.

Nombreux sont ceux qui, entrant dans l’âge adulte, ont entendu des messages contradictoires, négatifs et déroutants sur la sexualité, messages bien souvent exacerbés par la gêne et le silence des adultes, notamment des parents et des enseignants. Dans bien des sociétés, les attitudes et les lois découragent le débat public sur la sexualité et le comportement sexuel, et les normes sociales peuvent perpétuer des situations préjudiciables, telles que l’inégalité des genres dans le contexte des relations sexuelles, de la planification familiale et de l’utilisation de contraceptifs modernes.

International technical guidance on sexuality education: an evidence-informed approach

Comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) plays a central role in the preparation of young people for a safe, productive, fulfilling life in a world where HIV and AIDS, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), unintended pregnancies, gender-based violence (GBV) and gender inequality still pose serious risks to their well-being. However, despite clear and compelling evidence for the benefits of high-quality, curriculum-based CSE, few children and young people receive preparation for their lives that empowers them to take control and make informed decisions about their sexuality and relationships freely and responsibly.

Countries are increasingly acknowledging the importance of equipping young people with the knowledge and skills to make responsible choices in their lives, particularly in a context where they have greater exposure to sexually explicit material through the Internet and other media.

HER: HIV Epidemic Response, Empowering Women and Girls to End AIDS

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria; 2018; English.
This pamphlet provides information on the current HIV landscape for young women and adolescent girls, justifying the HER movement and The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria’s bold target to reduce new HIV infections in this population by 58% in 13 African countries over five years. HER adopts a girl-centred, rights-based approach, with services that reflect the varying risks and opportunities for women and girls by age, country, and community context.

The DREAMS core package of interventions: A comprehensive approach to preventing HIV among adolescent girls and young women

DREAMS works together with partner governments to deliver a core package of interventions that combines evidence-based approaches that go beyond the health sector, addressing the structural drivers that directly and indirectly increase girls’ HIV risk. Not only is DREAMS an effort to reduce new HIV infections, but it aims to reduce other critical vulnerabilities such as gender-based violence.

Youth Advocates, ACT!

This document is a multinational rights-based comprehensive sexuality education handbook to transform advocacy into a youth-led process using critical conversations, facilitation guides, and ally ship at multiple levels. Youth Advocates ACT! draws accessible models of problem identification and best practice initiatives for empowered youth ownership, including direct how-to’s in interpersonal communication and feasible reform of existing response. This guidance is intended for use by young advocates.

Child Safeguarding Toolkit for Business- A step-by-step guide to identifying and preventing risks to children who interact with your business

This toolkit​​ is a practical tool that allows companies to identify, assess and address risks to children they interact with; aiming at preventing any physical, sexual and emotional abuse and maltreatment by employees and other persons whom the company is responsible for. The Toolkit guides companies through six steps in the process of assessing their safeguarding risks and developing a child safeguarding program.

Risk Assessment Tools and the Identification of Individuals at High Risk of HIV infection in the Delivery of Oral PrEP

With the aim to understand more about the relative strengths and weaknesses of current tools and approaches being used for risk assessment within oral PrEP studies and implementation, and to make recommendations about their use within the context of rollout, this analysis aimed to answer the following questions: 1) What risk assessment tools and processes are used in the delivery of oral PrEP, and how are they used? 2) How do tools and processes help identify those at substantial risk of HIV infection?

Reducing HIV Risk among Adolescent Girls and Young Women: Implementation Science around the DREAMS Initiative

Council researchers, with funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, are leading the implementation science component of the DREAMS initiative – assessing different aspects of the various approaches being used to reduce HIV infections among adolescent girls and young women – to determine what is working and what is not. This research will provide new evidence and guide program models that DREAMS partners need to: 1. Reach girls and young women and their sexual partners at high risk of HIV infection; 2. Link them and their partners with essential resources; 3.