06.05.2013 - UNESCO Office in Jakarta

Piloting Project on: Supplemental Illustrative Manuals Comprehensive Sexuality Education for Youth in Detention Centers

Two hundred youth from juvenile detention centres in Tangerang, Palembang, Blitar and Kupang participated in pilot activities to review illustrative manuals on Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE). The piloting took place between 1 – 3 May and was jointly conducted by the Directorate General of Correctional Institutes, Ministry of Law and Human Rights, supported by UNESCO Jakarta.

At each of the juvenile detention centres, facilitators gathered opinions about the CSE manuals and disseminated information on reproductive health, including puberty, sexual abuse, sexual transmitted diseases and HIV AIDS.

Mr. Haviluddin, Director of Health and Care of the Correctional Institute formally opened the piloting at the Palembang-Juvenile Correctional Institute. During the sessions, Dr. Mee Young Choi, Team Leader HIV/AIDS, UNESCO Jakarta, stressed the importance role of education in juvenile detention center, especially to provide knowledge and skills to be used once they leave. Mr. Faedhoni, the Head of Palembang-Juvenile Correctional Institute welcomed the pilot team and focused on the need of reproductive health education to support behavioral change education at the center.

Dr. Hetty Widiastuti, team leader, and Irna, from the Directorate General of Correctional Institute, co-facilitated the piloting project with Grace Halim, NPO HIV/AIDS, UNESCO Jakarta in Palembang Juvenile Correctional Institute. Youth and staff were excited to participate in the piloting project, and actively gave their opinion, both verbal and written. At the end of the program, youth showed their gratitude by a short performance of singing, dancing, role-playing and poetry reading. On the National Education Day, which is celebrated every 2nd May, local television, Sriwijaya TV, broadcasted the event on their evening news.

The results of this piloting project will be presented by Directorate General of Correctional Institute, Ministry of Law and Human Rights, during a workshop arranged by UNESCO Jakarta that will be held in Bali, Indonesia, on 30-31 May 2013.

For further information on this event, please contact: Grace M Halim at gm.halim@unesco.org.




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