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Sexuality, young people and rights in south and south east Asia : using the internet for anonymous discussions on sensitive issues


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Abstract: This issue of Exchange is about learning about sex. This article gives the outcomes of an online discussion on sexual rights of young people in Asia. The South and Southeast Asia Resource Centre on Sexuality, hosted by TARSHI, aims to increase knowledge on sexuality, sexual health and sexual well-being in this region. In an attempt to create a platform for people to voice divergent views and challenge existing ones, the resource centre has been hosting a series of electronic discussion forums, which offer bi-monthly, structured and moderated discussions on a variety of topics. One of these was the E-Discussion Forum on ‘Sexuality, Young People and Rights’, which was held between April 3 and June 6, 2006. The E-discussion was an effort in creating a space to engage in and explore issues of young people. Topics discussed were: 1) the definitions that various people, laws and policies accord to the term ‘young people’, 2) the range of information and services on sexuality available and accessible to young people, 3) what constitutes ‘sexual rights’ for young people and 4) current practices, strategies and interventions targeting young people’s sexuality issues.
Authors: Das, A.
Country: India
Category: Research
End Page: 12
Serial number: 3
ISSN: [1871-7551]
Journal: Exchange on HIV/AIDS, sexuality and gender
Keywords: HIV and AIDS , disease prevention and control , health , youth
Language: eng
Organization: KIT - Royal Tropical Institute
Year: 2007
Region: South Asia , Southeast Asia
Right: © 2007 KIT
Subject: Health and Nutrition
Start Page: 10
Title: Sexuality, young people and rights in south and south east Asia : using the internet for anonymous discussions on sensitive issues