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Safe, seen and included: report on school-based sexuality education
Place of publication | Year of publication | Collation: 
Paris | 2023 | 66p.
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© UNESCO 2023

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Why we must empower all learners through inclusive comprehensive sexuality education


This report highlights the critical need for inclusive comprehensive sexuality education that embraces diverse sexual orientations, gender identities, and expressions to create a safe and inclusive learning environment for all learners. While progress has been made globally in promoting and implementing high-quality comprehensive sexuality education, there are still shortcomings in evidence-based curriculum and delivery, and discrimination based on sexual orientations, gender identities, and expressions remains prevalent and harmful.

Through insightful analysis, case studies and exemplary practices from various countries, this report offers valuable recommendations to policy-makers, educators, and civil society groups. It emphasizes the significance of pre-service and in-service teacher training, as well as effective monitoring, to ensure the wellbeing of learners in all their diversity. By embracing these recommendations, we can unlock the gendertransformative power of education, fostering holistic development and providing a supportive space for all learners.

Resource Type: 
Research papers / journal articles
Diversity / cultural literacy / inclusive
Human rights
Level of education: 
sexuality education
inclusive education
Gender minorities