Explore4Action - news

On this page you find the latest news and blogs about the programme Explore4Action.

29 April 2019

From 'consent football' to 'pin the organ on the body': sex education around the world

The Guardian published an article on sexuality education worldwide and talks about Explore4Action. "Adults have long been squeamish over talking to children about sex. We have a history of complicated and conflicting attitudes: sex has been seen as simultaneously joyous and desirable (so long as it is between a young couple after marriage and in the interest of begetting babies), but also as dark and dirty, something from which children must be protected."

The article in the Guardian talks about the different ways sexuality education is implemented globally, and includes the SETARA programme. 

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17 January 2019

The Jakarta Post featured Explore4Action

The article hightlights the programme and the growing awareness and importance of adolescent sexual and reproductive health (ASRH) in Indonesia.

Professor Siswanto Agus Wilopo at Gadjah Mada University (UGM) is of the opinion that one of the most important issues the majority of Indonesian adolescents face is urgent and timely access to education and services in sexual reproductive health rights (SRHR).

A qualitative 2018 study conducted jointly by the UGM Center for Reproductive Health and the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs (JHCCP), covering 18 municipalities and regencies in nine Indonesian provinces, reveals that the nation’s teens are becoming increasingly permissive in their sexual behavior.

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9 April 2018

Rutgers research to investigate drivers of adolescents’ positive and healthy sexual development in Indonesia

Explore4Action is a pioneering research programme, exploring how adolescents experience ‘growing up’ at three locations in Indonesia (Sumatra, Bali and Java) and what supports their positive and healthy sexual development.

Insights into the experiences of young people will be used to make the case for better services and health education. Young people will also be at the forefront of the research and play a central role in the advocacy for better services and health education. 

In collaboration with the Johns Hopkins University, Karolinska Institutet, the Centre for Reproductive Health of Gadjah Mada University Yogyakarta, and PBKI (Indonesia Planned Parenthood Association), Rutgers investigates what role sexuality education can play in...

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