SheDecides facilitated collaborations and dialogue on CSE with SheDecides Champions, allies and leading experts from Rwanda, Canada, Namibia, Norway Sweden, South Africa and Argentina.
The roundtable event, called “Enabling Inclusive, Equitable, Safe and Healthy Schools through Comprehensive Sexuality Education” provided an opportunity for Ministers, young people and civil society to:
- highlight political leadership and progress on CSE, with positive examples from Rwanda, Argentina, Namibia and SheDecides Champions
- share evidence on the benefits of CSE, with technical expertise from UNESCO and UNFPA share key recommendations and call to action from the Global Partnership on CSE
- provide a platform for young leaders to present their CSE demands in the Youth Declaration
- strengthen a shared view that CSE is a vital part of transforming education and an essential life-skill to strengthen gender equality norms and values.
The roundtable reinforced the need to continue to advance CSE at the global level and in national policies.