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Ghana’s sexuality lesson for pupils sparks controversy

Ghana’s decision to introduce Comprehensive Sexuality Education in public schools has sparked controversy. Education service officials have said that beginning next year, pupils in all public schools, including five-year-olds, will receive Comprehensive Sexuality Education lessons. The Ghana Education Service argued that, the subject will empower pupils with values that would protect them from sexual harassment. But some parents and local groups are kicking against the initiative. The local group National Coalition for Proper Human Sexual Rights and Family Values argued that some texts and modules in the curriculum resonate with…

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The Ghanaian woman changing sex conversations in Africa

In 2009, 41-year old Ghanaian feminist and blogger, Nana Darkoa Sekyiamah and another colleague, Malaka Grant launched a project to spark conversations around sex and sexuality. The aim at the time was to create a platform for African women to freely talk about their sexual experiences. A website for that was launched and for ten years now the digital platform has been a space for many women, who regularly write about their experiences in their bedrooms. Thousands of women have equally visited the “Adventures from the Bedrooms of African Women”…

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