Taking steps of courage: teaching adolescents about sexuality and gender in Nigeria and Cameroon

Learning & Teaching Materials
New York
International Women's Health Coalition
32 p.
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La mesure de notre courage: éduquer les adolescents du Nigéria et du Cameroun sur la sexualité et le genre
Açoes de coragem: ensinando os adolescentes sobre sexualidade e gênero na Nigéria e em Camaroes

The document describes gender-sensitive approaches to sexuality and provides selected programme examples based on the International Women's Health Coalition's (IWHC) supported work. This paper outlines some of the lessons about sexuality education that have emerged from their shared experience. The first section describes very briefly, the changing context of adolescence in Cameroun and Nigeria. The second discusses what is meant by sexuality and sexuality education as well as some basic guidelines for teaching this topic. The final section outlines issues to consider when developing programs in specific contexts.

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