Resources

Baez, J. 2010. Políticas educativas, jóvenes y sexualidades en América Latina y el Caribe. Las luchas feministas en la construcción de la agenda pública sobre educación sexual. Consejo Latinoamericano de Ciencias Sociales.
Reviews the different approaches in educational policies that relate to sexuality and young people in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Chandra-Mouli, V.; Svanemyr, J.; Amin, A.; Fogstad, H.; Say, L.; Girard, F.; Temmerman, M. 2015. Twenty years after International Conference on Population and Development: Where are we with adolescent sexual and reproductive health and rights? Journal of Adolescent Health, 56(1), S1-6. doi:10.1016/j.jadohealth.2014.09.015

First Meeting of Ministers of Health and Education to stop HIV and STIs in Latin American and the Caribbean. 2008. Ministerial Declaration preventing through education.
Declaration of 30 Ministries of Health and 26 Ministries of Education committed to promoting prevention as the main strategy to respond to HIV and AIDS in an effective way.

Fonner, V. A.; Armstrong, K. S.; Kennedy, C. E.; O’Reilly, K. R.; Sweat, M. D. 2014. School based sex education and HIV prevention in low- and middle-income countries: A systematic review and meta-analysis. PLoS One, 9(3), e89692.

Ghana Education Service. 2018. Guidelines for comprehensive sexuality education in Ghana. Accra: Government of Ghana. 

Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report Team. 2019. Facing the facts: the case for comprehensive sexuality education. Global education monitoring report: policy paper, 39. Paris: UNESCO.
This policy paper describes the science-based support for CSE, along with the barriers to successful implementation at the country and regional levels. It includes calls to action to ensure delivery of comprehensive sexuality education in line with commitments made within SDG 4.

Haberland N.;  Rogow D. 2015. ‘Sexuality education: emerging trends in evidence and practice’. In: Journal of Adolescent Health, 56, 15-21.
An open-access research article offering rationales and links to global literature relating to the effectiveness of CSE in supporting youth development and achieving several of the SDGs .

IPPF (International Planned Parenthood Federation). 2017. Deliver + Enable toolkit: Scaling-up comprehensive sexuality education (CSE). London: IPPF.
This tookit provides useful information on delivering and enabling CSE, including content, stakeholders and examples of interventions.

IPPF (International Planned Parenthood Federation. 2016. Everyone's right to know: delivering comprehensive sexuality education for all young people. London: IPPF.

Ministerial Commitment on comprehensive sexuality education and sexual and reproductive health services for adolescents and young people in Eastern and Southern African (ESA).
The resouce provides the full text of the final version affirmed by 20 countries.

O’Neill, H. (ed.) 2017. Wellbeing in our schools: International perspectives. CIDREE Yearbook 2017. Dublin: National Council for Curriculum and Assessment. 

UNESCO. 2018. Review of the evidence on sexuality education: report to inform the update of the UNESCO International technical guidance on sexuality education. Paris: UNESCO.
A review of evidence and lessons on the effectiveness and implementation of CSE programmes worldwide since 2008.

UNESCO. 2017. CSE scale-up in practice. Case studies from Eastern and Southern Africa. Paris: UNESCO.
A report detailing lessons learned from scaling up CSE in ESA countries.

UNESCO. 2017. International technical guidance on sexuality education: an evidence-informed approach: overview. Paris: UNESCO.
The International technical guidance on sexuality education, referenced throughout this toolkit, offers a wide range of guidance on supporting country and regional leaders in putting mechanisms into place to successfully implement and sustain CSE programming.

UNESCO. 2016. Education for people and planet: Creating sustainable futures for all; Global education monitoring report, 2016; summary. Paris,

UNESCO. 2015. Emerging evidence, lessons and practice in comprehensive sexuality education: a global review, 2015. Paris: UNESCO.
This review offers extensive rationales and links to additional research for making the case for CSE at the country and regional levels.

UNESCO. 2013. Young people today, time to act now: why adolescents and young people need comprehensive sexuality education and sexual and reproductive health services in Eastern and Southern Africa; summary. Paris: UNESCO.
The annex of this report provides profiles summarizing the work of ESA countries in implementing CSE.

UNESCO. 2011. Cost and cost-effectiveness analysis of school-based sexuality education programmes in six countries. Paris: UNESCO. 

UNESCO. 2010. Levers of success: case studies of national sexuality education programmes. Paris: UNESCO.
Factors that contribute to successful implementation of effective school-based sexuality education at regional, country or local levels. 

UNESCO Office Bangkok and Regional Bureau for Education in Asia and the Pacific. 2012. Sexuality education in Asia and the Pacific: review of policies and strategies to implement and scale up. Bangkok: UNESCO Office Bangkok.

UNFPA (United Nations Population Fund). 2018a. Ghanaian media to advocate on comprehensive sexuality education.

UNFPA (United Nations Population Fund). 2018b. Positioning faith-based organizations as agents of change. UNFPA Ghana Programme Report 2018. Accra: UNFPA.

UNFPA (United Nations Population Fund); WHO Europe (World Health Organization); Bundeszentrale für gesundheitliche Aufklärung (BZgA) [Federal Centre for Health Education (BZgA)]. 2015. Sexuality education: what is its impact? Cologne: BZgA.
This policy brief summarizes some of the most salient impacts of CSE.

United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific. 2014. Report of the Sixth Asian and Pacific Population Conference. Bangkok: United Nations.
The report contains the Asian and Pacific Ministerial Declaration on Population and Development as well as the proceedings and organization of the Sixth Asian and Pacific Population Conference, held in Bangkok in September 2014.

Weeks, J. 2011. The Languages of sexuality. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge.

WHO (World Health Organization). 2017. Sexual and reproductive health fact sheets on sustainable development goals: health targets. Copenhagen: WHO.
This fact sheet sexual and reproductive health describes the connections between CSE and SDG 3 (Good Health and Well-Being), SDG 4 (Quality Education), and SDG 5 (Gender Equality).

WHO (World Health Organization). ‎2010‎. Developing sexual health programmes: a framework for action. Geneva: WHO.
This framework points to the importance of programming for sexual health across the five domains of laws, policies and human rights; education; society and culture; economics; and health. Using a multisectoral rights-based approach, it outlines elements of a programme-based response, together with key entry points for the promotion of sexual health.

WHO (World Health Organisation) Regional Office for Europe; Bundeszentrale für gesundheitliche Aufklärung (BZgA) [Federal Centre for Health Education (BZgA)]. 2013. Standards for sexuality education in Europe: guidance for implementation. Cologne: BZgA. Step-by-step guidance on how to introduce new or improve existing sexuality education programmes.

WHO (World Health Organisation) Regional Office for Europe; Bundeszentrale für gesundheitliche Aufklärung (BZgA) [Federal Centre for Health Education (BZgA)]. 2010. Standards for sexuality education in Europe: a framework for policy makers, educatioal and health authorities amd specialists. Cologne: BZgA. Guideline for the introduction of holistic sexuality education.