Women’s Health Advocacy Foundation (WHAF) together with United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Thailand held the trial curriculum-based training ‘Youth Leadership for Supervision of the Act for Prevention and Solution of the Adolescent Pregnancy Problem, B.E. 2559 (2016) Implementation’ on December 18-20, 2016 at The Loft Resort Bangkok with 23 trainees from Children and Youth Council and other youth groups.
This training used IT’s All One global sex education curriculum and adapted it to make youth trainees understand human rights, equal relationship and mutual respect between couples. Citing the global research studies, the sexuality/AIDs project that recognizes awareness of gender influence and power relations between couples are more likely to be successful than those ignoring these elements. UNFPA Thailand then adopted the curriculum with content on sexual health and human rights, gender and sexuality, communication and decision making skill and representative skill for policy supervision to train youth leaders, making them realize their representative roles and work based on human rights and reproductive health rights.
This curriculum focuses on sexual equality and power exercise, encouraging participants to reflect on stereotyping, sexual stigmatization and power relations that affect relationships. It aims to make participants aware of their potentiality through understanding the content of Act for Prevention and Solution of the Adolescent Pregnancy Problem, B.E. 2559 (2016).
After training, the curriculum will be developed to be more appropriate and consistent with the context of Thai youth potential development policy so they can effectively help supervise the Act.