Comprehensive Sexuality Education for gender equality

The evidence is clear – Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) leads to increased gender equality and positive health outcomes for young people.

CSE is a powerful tool that can change lives, challenge discrimination and limit harmful values. It equips young people with knowledge and life-skills to build healthy, respectful relationships and make informed choices about their bodies and lives.

SheDecides works to ensure that young people have access to quality education and information about their health, bodies, sexuality and relationships, without stigma or shame.


SheDecides hosts CSE roundtable at UNGA

SheDecides co-hosted a high-level roundtable on CSE in New York, ahead of the Transforming Education Summit. The event highlighted political leadership on CSE, with examples of progress and best practice from Rwanda, Argentina, Namibia, SheDecides Champions and young people.

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What's the problem? CSE as a solution to gender equality

Despite being an answer to some of the biggest problems facing young people today, it can be challenging to speak out for CSE with confidence and clarity.

We're shouting loud and proud for CSE as a solution to gender equality. Use the "What's the problem" campaign toolkit to help you speak out too.

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The Global Partnership Forum on Comprehensive Sexuality Education

SheDecides is part of the Global Partnership Forum on Comprehensive Sexuality Education (coordinated by UNESCO/UNFPA and WHO). The forum mobilises leaders and experts around political opportunities to speak out for CSE.

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Relevant blogs

Government leaders, it’s time: speak out for the right to decide

13th September 2022

By Lindiwe Zulu, Minister for Social Development, South Africa and Meryame Kitir, Minister for Development Cooperation and Major Cities Policy, Belgium. 

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The Gag Rule is over — but USAID has work to do to rebuild trust

13th May 2021

Written by Womba-Wuta Wanki, SheDecides Zambia and Executive Director - Generation Alive Zambia.
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17th June 2020

Written by  Tshiamo Wilson, Founder of SheSpoke Organisation and Saidy Brown, SheDecides 25x25 Young Leader
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Champions working on CSE

Patrick Mwesigye

Founder and Executive Director of the Uganda Youth and Adolescents Health Forum (UYAHF)


Memory Zonde-Kachambwa, Executive Director and Chair of Guiding Group


Sivananthi Thanenthiran


Alvaro Bermejo, Director General