Sex education would help reduce gender inequalities


Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni said one of the most important factors for better physical and mental health is knowledge of sexual and reproductive rights.

On Wednesday, she was speaking at the National Workshop on the Generation Breakthrough Project (Phase II) at the auditorium of the International Mother Language Institute.

She added that raising awareness about sexual and reproductive health allows people to make decisions together with mutual respect rather than imposing decisions on each other.

In addition to reducing gender inequalities, the practice would promote a healthy and prosperous society, she added.

Speaking as the guest of honour, the Minister of Education also said that if correct information can be given to teenagers, then they can be kept out of many problems.

She added that teenagers go through mental and physical changes that many people are unaware of. At the same time, given the lack of resources, they receive a lot of misinformation that affects both their present and their future.

It also leads to gender-based violence, she added.

The Minister of Education urged those involved in the Generation Breakthrough project to share their learning experience so that more people are made aware of sexual and reproductive health.


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