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UNSW Centre for Social Research in Health Seminar: UNESCO’s Foray into Sexuality Education

 UNESCO’s Foray into Sexuality Education 

Ekua Yankah in conversation with Peter Aggleton

Ekua Yankah, former programme specialist with the Section on HIV and AIDS at UNESCO Paris, will share her personal reflections on having coordinated the development of the UN International Technical Guidance on Sexuality Education (ITGSE) from 2007 to 2009. ITGSE was produced as a global and authoritative guidance for education and health authorities, outlining the rationale for sexuality education, characteristics of effective programmes, and the topics and learning objectives by age group (starting at age 5).

Ekua Yankah is an Afro-German social scientist and activist who has been working as an independent consultant for various UN agencies since 2010. She was recently appointed an adjunct lecturer in the Centre for Social Research in Health at UNSW, where she works with Peter Aggleton.

Peter Aggleton is Scientia Professor in Education and Health in the Centre for Social Research in Health at UNSW, where he works on sexuality education, sexual health and HIV, among other topics. Peter is a member of UNESCO’s Global Advisory Group on Sexuality Education.

 Date: 25 February 2015 Time: 12.00pm – 1.00pm

Location: Room 221/223

John Goodsell Building, UNSW Kensington Campus map: view Map reference: F20

Registration: Required

Contact: E: csrh@unsw.edu.au


Joint Meeting: Sexual Health Society of Queensland and Society of Australian Sexologists

Topic: Sex In Australia: Changes in Sexual Behaviour and Relationship Arrangements in Australia. Findings of the Australian Survey on Sex and Relationships

Presenter: Dr Juliet Richters Professor in Sexual Health, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of New South Wales

Date Thursday 26th February 2015

Times 6.30pm registration & dinner 7.00pm presentation & discussion 8.30pm meeting closes

Venue: Health Leaders Australia, Unit 1, 32 Billabong Street, Stafford, QLD 4053

Parking: Free onsite parking

RSVP: By Monday 23rd February 2015 brad.reuter@hla.org.au or call 07 3552 8187 Please Note if you have any special diet requirements let us know when you RSVP Cost: Free to current SHSQ & SAS members Non SHSQ or SAS members $40.00

Upcoming forum: School Sexuality Education as Violence Prevention

School Sexuality Education as Violence Prevention

Date:                      Wednesday 25 March 2015

Time:                      4pm – 6pm

Location:               Visible Ink, 113 Constance Street (Corner of Alfred and Constance Streets) in Fortitude Valley, Brisbane

Family Planning Queensland (FPQ) in partnership with the Australia Forum on Sexuality, Education and Health (AFSEH) invite you to a public forum on ‘school sexuality education as violence prevention’.

Good quality relationships and sexuality education in schools are widely acknowledged as effective contributors to the primary prevention of violence. Research suggests sexuality education can assist in reducing vulnerability to sexual abuse and assault by providing information and awareness about the body, sexual development and appropriate boundaries of physical intimacy in family, partner and social relationships.

Sexuality education offers avenues for students to identify personal and community situations of potential risk, harm, and abuse. Unique opportunities are provided to build safe spaces for ethical and informed child-centred responses.

Together, let’s explore how we can embrace contemporary approaches to sexuality education to support health and wellbeing within schools, families and communities.

Speakers include:

  • Clare Murphy, Speak Out Loud
  • Heather Ellis, Domestic Violence Action Centre
  • Holly Brennan, Family Planning Queensland
  • Kerryann Walsh, Queensland University of Technology (QUT)
  • Peter Aggleton, UNSW Australia and AFSEH
  • Sianna Aguilar, The Equality Rights Alliance Young Women’s Advisory Group
  • Trudi Peters, National Association for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (NAPCAN)

The forum will be followed at 6pm by informal networking drinks at Alfred and Constance Bar, on the opposite corner of Alfred and Constance Streets, Fortitude Valley.

To book a ticket please visit https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/public-forum-sexuality-education-as-violence-prevention-tickets-15791782647