Comprehensive Sexuality Education

In Afghanistan most young people have limited access to comprehensive family life education (FLE) which is critical for their development into healthy and productive adults.

In Afghanistan most young people have limited access to comprehensive family life education (FLE) which is critical for their development into healthy and productive adults. Comprehensive FLE provides the full range of information, skills and values to enable young people to make informed choices about their health and family life in a rights-based and gender-sensitive framework.

UNFPA works with the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Public Health to design and implement FLE. UNFPA has expanded the evidence base for school-based FLE through a review of the national curriculum, with recommendations on inclusion of age appropriate FLE for primary and secondary classes.

In out-of-school settings, UNFPA has expanded the free Youth Health Line and is training youth led networks and sports organizations to provide peer education. During 2010-2014, more than 2,000 FLE peer educators were trained who reached out to more than 20,000 peers in four provinces.