Education
 Bolivia
Project #11899

Educate teenagers about sexual health in Bolivia

by Instituto para el Desarrollo Humano
May 28, 2013

Project takes off!

Addressing the sensitive topic of sexual violence
Addressing the sensitive topic of sexual violence

In each class of students between 11 and 14 years of age, 2 or 3 students acknowledge that they have suffered some type of sexual abuse.

Finally our project to tackle sexual abuse against students in Cochabamba is in full swing!  Following all our preparation, we have started our work with students in public schools. 

We began our activities with a workshop for school principals and district superintendents with the goal of making these educational leaders aware of the theme of sexual violence.  We presented the results we obtained from interviews concerning sexual violence with students in public schools in which we work.

In each classroom 2 or 3 students say they have already been victims of an act of sexual violence.  We ask ourselves: how many of them dare not answer the question? This confirms that your help is very useful.

We trained 43 teachers to present information and provided them with the skills to prevent sexual violence towards the students. 

We are excited to see the reactions of the students, and we feel content that the theme of sexual violence has been accepted by educational authorities, principals and students.

We have also worked with parents.  At the beginning we were not met with confidence.  However, after our presentation, there was much participation in discussion and the identification of risk factors.  The short films we created to be used in classrooms were well- received; many parents asked to have copies to watch at home with the family.

Engaging parents
Engaging parents

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Organization Information

Instituto para el Desarrollo Humano

Location: Cochabamba - Bolivia
Website: http:/​/​www.idhbolivia.org
Instituto para el Desarrollo Humano
Project Leader:
Edgar Valdez
Cochabamba, Cochabamba Bolivia

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