Tunisian Students in Classroom

Tunisia Becomes First Arab Country to Introduce Sex Education in Schools

Tunisia will become the first country in the Arab world to introduce sex education at schools, according to Arzak Khaneetch, executive director of the Tunisian Association of Reproductive Health. Her organization partnered up with the United Nations Population Fund and the Arab Institute for Human Rights to start this initiative under the umbrella of Tunisia’s education ministry. Sex education will be embedded in different parts of the curriculum as opposed to having one subject that is fully dedicated to the discipline. “We will carry out the plan based on the ages of the children … throughout the whole time, we emphasize consent and safety,” says Khaneetch.  The curriculum will be appropriate to age, culturally and religiously sensitive and simplified for younger children, focusing on messages of awareness to protect them from harassment.  Complete Article HERE