Posts tagged #sexual health

The Glory of Education

It is with great pleasure and pride that I can inform you that Feby has a new partner in the amazing organization The Glory of Education.  

The Glory of Education is a perfect name for this company which is dedicated to assisting educators in challenging their students' views and behaviours on bullying and sex. By engaging students direction with the use of experimental learning exercises, students feel first-hand the realities and repercussions of bullying and unsafe sexual behaviours. It is their mission to educate students into strong, independent and compassionate adults. 

After travelling the world and witnessing extreme poverty, various forms of discrimination and abuse, founder Christina Theophilos M.Ed., felt motivated to reach out and inspire communities. She believes that by empowering teachers with extensive training and resources on sexuality, bullying, respect and leadership, they will be better equipped to deal with the issues that weigh heavily on our youth. 

 

 

The Glory of Education also offers a multitude of student presentations including those listed above along with LGBT Awareness, HPV Awareness and Drug + Alcohol Abuse.

Watch this video to see how Christina challenges and inspires her students in one of her many presentations. 

Christina understands that students need more than just sex education (although that is always very necessary) but that kids also need to be inspired and intrinsically motivated to use protection and make responsible choices. This is why she also teaches a component of self-love, respect for others and leadership as a process of aligning oneself with our true selves (which can also be accomplished with the use of yoga.) 

Along with the teacher and student workshops, The Glory of Education also offers some compelling and affordable resource tools such as 15 different posters to download and print for just $2 each such as this one on the 5 reasons for unplanned pregnancy. 


I couldn't be more delighted that Christina will also be incorporating the Female Empowerment Bracelet as a resource tool for many of her workshops.  She, like myself, believes  that understanding and accepting the menstrual cycle is crucial for a young woman to have a positive relationship with her body and self. 

I look forward to an empowering fellowship with Christina and The Glory of Education.   

  For more information please visit: www.thegloryofeducation.com.


Sexual Health Day

Today, September 4th, 2014, marks the 5th annual World Sexual Health Day. This years theme is Sexual Health: The Wellbeing of Sexuality. 

Past themes have been 

  • 2013 “To achieve sexual health, picture yourself owning your sexual rights!”
  • 2012 “In a diverse world, sexual health for all!”
  • 2011 “Youth’s sexual health: Shared rights and responsibilities.”
  • 2010 “Let’s talk about it!”

Sexual health is an principal component of overall health and well-being. The definition of well-being is the state of being comfortable, healthy, or happy. A person's sexual health is dependant upon learning, observing and experiencing appropriate and healthful interpersonal connections in regards to sexuality. 

Sexual well-being begins with respect, consent,  protection and application and naturally moves onto response, pleasure and satisfaction. 

It is vitally important that everybody knows their basic sexual rights. When this is thoroughly known and understood, a person will also inherently know the rights of others and thus be better able to maintain and champion them.  

Sexuality is an integral part of the personality of every human being. Its full development depends upon the satisfaction of basic human needs such as the desire for contact, intimacy, emotional expression, pleasure, tenderness and love.

Sexuality is constructed through the interaction between the individual and social structures. Full development of sexuality is essential for individual, interpersonal, and societal well being.

Sexual rights are universal human rights based on the inherent freedom, dignity, and equality of all human beings. Since health is a fundamental human right, so must sexual health be a basic human right.

In order to assure that human beings and societies develop healthy sexuality, the following sexual rights must be recognized, promoted, respected, and defended by all societies through all means. Sexual health is the result of an environment that recognized, respects and exercises these sexual rights

Do you know your sexual rights?

Please see the slideshow below for the declaration of sexual rights as declared by the World Association for Sexual Health (WAS). This declaration was adopted in Hong Kong at the 14th World Congress of Sexology in 1999. 

Remember that sexual rights are fundamental and universal human rights.

11 Declaration of Sexual Rights

For more information on sexual health and sexuality check out these distinguished organizations:

Kinsey Confidential

Sexuality and U

Scarleteen

How are you going to honour your sexual health today? 

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Indiegogo Campaign to Empower Women in Uganda

We are so proud and excited to announce that we started an Indiegogo campaign to help raise funds to enable us to send some Female Empowerment Bracelets to women in Uganda.

This endeavour began when I was contacted last week by  Mulumba Moses, the executive director of the Center for Health, Human Rights and Development, (CEHURD). CEHURD is facilitating a health camp in the Buikwe district of Uganda to be held Tuesday 19th August to Friday 22nd of August of this year. The purpose of the camp it to contribute towards health promotion through education and increasing personal health awareness to community members. They aim to discuss a variety of issues pertinent to the general health and well-being of the attendees including: oral heath care; HIV/AIDS testing and counselling; screening of cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure and other non-communicable diseased; family planning services; sexually transmitted infections; and sexual and reproductive health commodities. In this latter matter it was conveyed to me that they specifically reached out as they believe the Female Empowerment Bracelet would be a practical and valuable tool for the female attending the camp.

Uganda is a land-locked country in Africa which is one of the poorest nations on the planet. More than 35% of the population lives on less than $1.25 per day.

We firmly believe that the Female Empowerment Bracelet can have a positive and lasting impact on the well-being and lives of the women who use them. The culture of Uganda is such that factual information regarding the menstrual cycle is limited and rare, and having a product in their hands that can continuously inform them about their cycle so they can make wise decisions in their best interests is immeasurable. Also, the Ugandan culture is under a heavy male dominance, especially on issues relating to women's reproductive health, so providing women with these bracelets can truly empower them. 

Please won't you help these women in Uganda and contribute and/or share our Indiegogo campaign?