30.07.2012 11:22 Age: 1 yrs
Category: In Focus
UNESCO and UNFPA lends support to MoEC, MOH, BKKBN, and NAC in Indonesia to Develope National Guidelines on Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health Education – Addressing HIV and STI Transmission
The seminar and training held in Jakarta from 16th to 18th July, 2012 provided the initial step to support the Ministry of Education and Culture (MoEC) to lead the effort in the provision of Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health (ASRH) education.
Opening remarks by dignitaries of each respective agency were presented by: Mr. Jose Ferraris, UNFPA Country Representative for Indonesia; Mr. Hubert J. Gijzen, Director and Representative – UNESCO Office Jakarta; Mr. Hamid Muhammad, Office and The General Director the Secondary Education, MoEC; and Ms. Yun Widiati, SH. Head of International Facilitation, Bureau of Planning and International Cooperation, MoEC.
Ms. Justine Sass, Chief of the HIV Prevention and Health Promotion Unit of UNESCO Bangkok was invited to lead the training and she was supported by Dr. Josephine Sauvarin, Technical Advisor on HIV & ASRH for UNFPA’s Asia and Pacific Regional Office in Bangkok.
The workshop closed on the 18th of July with final comments from Mr. Arief Rachman, Executive Chairman of Indonesian National Commission for UNESCO (NatCom).
The workshop co-organized by UNESCO, UNFPA and NatCom, engaged government stakeholders from MoEC, MoH (Ministry of Health), BKKBN (National Population and Family Planning Agency), MoSA (Ministry of Social Affairs), KPAN (National AIDS Commission - NAC), KPPA-PA (Ministry of Women and Child Protection), BNN (National Narcotics Board), National and International CSOs (RutgersWPF and ARI – Independent Youth Alliance), Faith Based Organizations (NU - Nahdlatul Ulama), the UN and related stakeholders.
The 3-day training had the overall aim to increase the knowledge of National Officers and youth-serving organizations on approaches to improve the quality of sexual and reproductive health education given to young people in schools. The workshop applied the Logic Model of Cognitive Factors Affecting Behaviour by Douglas Kirby, ETA Associates, for sexual and reproductive health education. The Model guided the practice of identifying goals, the behaviours that can affect those goals, the determinants (risk and protective factors) that affect these behaviours, and activities to improve those determinants.
In this event, UNFPA and UNESCO introduced the International Technical Guidance on Sexuality Education (ITGSE). These guidelines are intended to provide a rights-based sexual and reproductive health curriculum and assist education, health, and other authorities in developing and implementing school?based sexuality education materials and programmes. The ITGSE was developed as a multi-agency, collaborative global effort involving UNESCO, WHO, UNFPA UNAIDS, and UNICEF. The two volumes can be downloaded here.
For further inquiries, please contact: Ahmed Afzal, HIV-AIDS & School Health Coordinator, UNESCO office in Jakarta (email@example.com)
Source: UNESCO office in Jakarta