Implementing Mandatory Sexuality Education for Teens
The project’s objective is to promote the sexual rights of teens through implementation of mandatory human rights based Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) in middle schools in Cyprus. Challenges to implementation of CSE have consistently led to failure of the subject to be taught adequately, especially from a human rights perspective. Reasons for these challenges include inadequate teacher training on sexuality, therefore, through the project, a teachers’ Manual for delivering CSE, including teaching material, based on actual needs of students and teachers will be developed, pilot tested, published and circulated to every middle school in Cyprus. Beneficiaries are both teachers, who will become equipped to teach CSE in class, and teens, who will be able to develop their skills and acquire knowledge around sexual health and rights.