Sexuality education – the way forward for equality

WHO

On the eve of European Parliament elections more than 300 participants from France, Spain, the Netherlands, Poland and other EU countries discussed the present situation of sexuality education in a European conference “Sexuality education: the Way forward for Equality and Empowerment” organized by Le Planning Familial, Member Association of International Planned Parenthood . WHO Regional Office for Europe and BZgA “Standards for Sexuality Education in Europe” (2010) were quoted by many speakers as an important tool for improvement the quality of health education.

This meeting was a perfect example of implementation of the European strategic framework “Health 2020” joining health and education sector, local municipalities and civil society organizations, international organizations and several  generations in investing in health through a lifecourse approach and empowering people – one of the priority areas of the WHO policy framework Health 2020.