The second National Conference on Health Sexuality ‘Open Space on Sex in Teenagers: Increase Your Sex Intelligence’ seminar held at Miracle Grand Bangkok Hotel on 9 February 2017 had youth participants undergone training by UNFPA demonstrate ‘Getting to Know Human Rights’ activities in ‘Youth Sexual Right: Youth Potentiality and Adolescent Pregnancy Act Motivation’ small –room seminar. This was to illustrate participants on the importance of youth education for safe sexual practices. Human rights –the basic rights for all- shall be appreciated first, so human rights inaccessibility among many youths shall be seen and operations shall be reviewed whether they are properly based on human rights.

This is a part of youth potential development curriculum, so youths can help monitor operations in accordance with Act for Prevention and Solution of the Adolescent Pregnancy Problem, B.E. 2559 (2016). The curriculum, developed from UNFPA’s It’s All One, is based on a research study that women in any program where gender bias or power relations between partners still exist come up with higher sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and HIV infection rates than those in any program that promotes equal power relationship.

Apart from understanding sex-related rights, confidently confirming their existing rights and expressing their supports for mutual respect and safe sex for them and their partners, UNFPA Thailand is also developing and testing a curriculum with different youth groups. This curriculum is aimed to encourage youths to realize the importance of information so they understand how sexual custom works in the society. How sexual lives including sexual behaviors, experiences, happiness finding, pressure from unsafe or nonconsensual sex of people in society and communities are set. Youths will be able to analyze and criticize attitudes toward genders presented in media. They will be trained with communication and presentation skills for the meeting and media, so they can help monitor and give comments to operations according to Act for Prevention and Solution of the Adolescent Pregnancy Problem, B.E. 2559 (2016).

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