IT'S SEX ED
Purpose of the Project:
Can you imagine youth-designed public policies? #It’sSexEd seeks to contribute to the prevention of gender-based violence through the participation of young people in the design and implementation of public policies that aim to eradicate gender-based violence.
Project Description:Gender-based violence has become one of the strongest points on the agenda of social movements in recent years. In this regard, the new generations have shown that they have a higher degree of awareness of the problem and many ideas to accelerate a cultural change towards a more just society. For this reason, we created #It’sSexEd, an initiative that seeks to implement projects against gender violence that are designed by and for young people. At Impacto Digital, we believe that the voice of young people is frequently ignored or symbolically consulted, but not included by the State and organizations when coming up with solutions. This greatly diminishes the effectiveness of the policies because it disregards the particularities of this age group. Thus, #It’sSexEd inverts the direction of communication: now young people speak to adults.
Official data shows that gender violence exists among a large number of young people. However, schools incorporate too little content that considers the issue and seeks solutions.
We opened a call for projects led by young people between the ages of 16 and 24 from all over Argentina wanting to contribute to the prevention of gender-based violence through Comprehensive Sex Education (ESI).
We received more than 80 proposals from all over the country and selected eight. They were allocated guidance, funds, and support from public bodies and international agencies to design public policies free of an adult-centric perspective.
These youth carried out their projects in different parts of the country: training for health personnel, podcast, youth participation guides, web pages, and much more!
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