A key to gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls
An intergenerational consultation at the 63rd Commission on the Status of Women
The 63rd Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW63) provides a unique opportunity to bring together people of all ages and experiences to glean insights and input on the role of comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) in efforts to achieve gender equality in and through education.
We, the UN Girls' Education Initiative (UNGEI), United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), and Youth Coalition for Sexual and Reproductive Rights (YCSRR), warmly invite CSE advocates to join us in a creative, positive and intergenerational conversation.
The period between childhood and adulthood comes with many physical, psychological, and emotional changes. However, many young people do not receive the information they need to successfully navigate this period towards a safe, healthy and productive life. CSE aims to equip children and young people with the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and values they need to realise their health, well-being and dignity and develop respectful social and sexual relationships. It’s about safeguarding the rights of all young people and supporting their empowerment. Yet, across the world, there are many barriers to implementing CSE programmes. The question is what actions and investments are needed to break those barriers and how can we work together to establish CSE as a key tool for advancing gender equality in and through education?
A diverse panel of experts will launch our discussion and inspire deep roundtable conversations to explore several key questions around CSE and gender equality.
Drink some tea/coffee, fuel yourself with food, be inspired by activist art and participate in an important conversation.
Doors will open at 09:40 and event will start at 10:00 sharply. We kindly ask that you pre-register as there will be assigned seating.