Review of Curricula in the Context of Comprehensive Sexuality Education in Nepal

No. of pages: 2

Publication date: September 2016

Author: MoE & UNFPA Nepal

Nepal is a signatory of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) and has been an active supporter of it. Nepal has endorsed the ICPD beyond 2014 review document, where the need for Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) is highlighted. Nepal is one of the countries in South Asia, where CSE has been introduced formally in the school curriculum training in a meaningful way. In 2014, the Ministry of Education and UNFPA commissioned a study to review the status of CSE in Nepal against the six standards set out in the ITGSE UNESCO 2009.

One of the findings of this review was while CSE topics are included in the school curricula, it is not included in teachers’ training (in-service training), and is currently being taught by teachers with no formal training in CSE.