Education is a Universal Right

sexual education is a universal right

Sexual education starts with the development of the concept of sexuality in children and takes its final form during adolescence. Sexual education connected to culture, tradition, religion, law, economy, etc. also differs depending on the values and leads to the development of different understanding of sexuality.

 

Today, the physical integrity of people with disabilities is violated due to their mental disability and they are exposed to many abuses. Increasing news about sexual abuse of people with disabilities both in our country and in Europe proves that there is insufficient support in the field of sexual education. Mentally disabled people are silently able to accept a proposal for sexual intercourse or sexual convergence without knowing that they can be sexually exploited due to lack of judgment and evaluation. All of these leave disabled individuals defenseless and vulnerable. Through this training, youth workers will present a variety of approaches to improve the attitudes and behaviors of individuals with intellectual disabilities that can discuss sexuality, help them to be more comfortable and confident, and learn good practices in increasing individual capacities. In this respect, the main objective of the project is to increase the competence of youth workers in the field of sexual education of the disabled.

Objectives of the project:

  • To teach the participants the stages of sexual development and the basic points in the development of positive sexual identity in people with disabilities (e.g.: Mentally handicapped, Down syndrome, autism spectrum disorder, multiple disabilities).
  • To teach participants social skills related to sexual identity.
  • To make participants gain the ability to prepare an individual sexual education program for people with mental retardation.
  • To teach participants new methods and techniques in sexual education. (drama, role playing, use of technology)

Location: Düzce, Turkey

Date: TBA

 

 

Have these plans gotten you all excited? Register now! All costs, i.e.: travel, training costs, food and hotel accommodation, are reimbursed by the European Union.

 

 

 

There are a few requirements to participate:

 

  • Participants must be at least 18 years old.
  • You must be proficient in the English language
  • You must be living in the Netherlands or be in possession of a Dutch proof of identity.
  • You must be in possession of a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC)
  • You must be willing to be filmed during the sessions and workshops of the activities
  • And to be a broad-minded person who can work together in a group
  • The form below must be completed
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