When: Wednesday, January 25th
Time: 6 pm to 8 pm
Should talking about sex with children remain a taboo as prescribed by cultural norms, or should we support sex education?
In Rwanda, talking about sex is considered a cultural taboo by most families. Consequentially, there does not appear to be a clear definition of sex education in Rwanda. However, sex is prevalent in news, entertainment and advertising. It’s often hard to avoid the exposure of children and young adults to this ever-present topic. Root Foundation thinks that without a sex education curriculum both parents and teachers become confused about who is responsible for teaching kids about do’s and don’ts. It is also clear that an absence of sex education could expose the youth to dangers such as sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) like HIV/Aids, as well as lead to an increase in teen pregnancies.
Root Foundation is inviting an expert in Rwandan Culture and AFriYan (the Rwandan platform for all organizations for the youth, which has been working with UNFPA to organise a number of campaigns to raise awareness and improve parent– adolescent communication regarding sexual health) to lead our discussion on the 25th of January at Goethe Institute Kigali.