08.10.2013 - UNESCO Office in Brasilia

UNESCO proposes discussion on sexuality education and gender relations in teachers’ education

It takes place on Wednesday, 09 October, in São Paulo (Brazil) the Seminar on Sexuality Education and Gender Relations in Undergraduate Teacher Education. The event is promoted by UNESCO in partnership with Carlos Chagas Foundation and UNESCO Chair on the Professional Development of Teachers. It will gather representatives and professor of universities and other diferentes educational institutions of Brazil to discuss the theme concerning education on sexuality and gender relations in initial teacher education.

The seminar taken place at Carlos Chagas Foundation starts at 9 a.m. It proposes the exchange of experiences in this area in Brazil and the debate on implementation strategies of a new curriculum for teacher education. Questionings on the advancement of challenges for sexuality education and gender are also part of the event.

Three UNESCO documents will be presented, which are serving as reference to the seminar. They are:

In the end of the event, it is expected that follow-up can be suggested through the dialogue and the exchange of information and experiences so that educational institutions can include the theme of sexuality education and gender relations in currila for initial teacher education.
“UNESCO works for the effectiveness of public educational policies in educational institutions to guarantee to have a safer education, as well as free of stigma and prejudice. UNESCO and Carlos Chagas Foundation expectations are that this seminar can strengthen the principles of the fundamental human right to good-quality education for all”, highlights the Officer of Educational Projects at UNESCO in Brazil, Mariana Braga.

Experts that have already confirmed their presence in the seminar are from the following institutions: University of São Paulo (USP), State University of Campinas (Unicamp), Paulista State University (UNESP), University of Brasilia (UnB), Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Federal University of Paraíba (UFPB), among others.

Contacts for more information:

Ana Lúcia Guimarães
+ 55 (61) 2106-3536

Roberta Pinheiro
+ 55 (61) 2106-3538

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