8th March-International Women’s Day: The journey so far

What then is feminism?

We continue to declare our capability to be all accomplished by ourselves,

never possess the thought for any man to save us.

We sojourn in agony, poisoned by the fear of being all alone by

trading in our strength of becoming independent.

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What then is friendship?

For some moments,

everything seems

to be fine for all until betrayal slips in.

 

What then is motherhood?

A stillbirth, ready to depart willingly,

never a single thought

for the poor mother.

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What then is love?

So unstable, so restless,

forever on the move,

like a truck.

(Claire Ayelotan: excerpt from THE NAIVE PORTRAITURE OF EVERYTHING

©2013)

 

#CSW59: SEXUALITY EDUCATION: THE WAY FORWARD FOR EQUALITY AND EMPOWERMENT

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Conference Topic: SEXUALITY EDUCATION: THE WAY FORWARD FOR EQUALITY AND EMPOWERMENT (The Way forward for Equality and Empowerment (Tremplin ver l’Egalité et l’Emancipation )

Host: Permanent Mission of France to the United Nations International Planned Parenthood Federation 

Location: UNHQ ECOSOC Chamber – Conference Building

Summary:

Comprehensive sexuality education matters because it functions. 
Addressing the subject of gender power. 
Silence kills.
Stigma about sex destroys.
— UN Special Rapporteur for Education.
— Sexuality education address fundamental issues everywhere.
— The demand for the integration of sexuality education in the school curriculum
— Recognising and addressing the ignorant of men and young boys on sexual education.
— Stress the obligation for young men to use condom during sex intercourse.
— The misguided conception about sex among the youthful ones.
— Most religions support the holiness of the bodies but they also contribute to many concerns about sexuality.
— Sexual education contribute to the empowering of women and misses.
THE PLACE OF RELIGION ON SEXUAL EDUCATION 
— The sexual education of young female children.
— Sexual education gives access to other rights.
— It is really important that we do not forget the young men when it comes to sexual education. They need to learn more about it so that they can help their partners, encourage and empower them.
— The formulation and implementation of Sexual education of girls depends on the countries.
— France is confronted with radicalised group of citizenry that does not agree with sexual education to the implanted and implemented in schools.
THE ISSUE OF CONSENT
— Young women are entitled to decide when they should have sex or not.
— They have to rights to say ‘no’ when they are being coerce into having sex.
— The trouble with abstinence is that it does not address child marriage : you are either sexually active or you are not.
— Abstinence is an ingredient of a pitcher, which have no solid base. It just does not work. It is grossly insufficient.
LGTB AND SEXUAL EDUCATION
— Sexual education has to include the LGBT sexual education.
— Ace of the obstacle to sexual education is ignorant.
— Everywhere young gay people are committing suicide for being bullied.
— And ignorant about LGBT is widespread worldwide and still a challenge despite the its growing awareness.
— It is crucial to emphasis that sexual education is not based on the intention to change anyone’s sexuality. It is about teaching and giving the rights to know what has to be.