GenPol for Euractiv – Europe needs better sex education

We are delighted to share a great piece written by our Research Associate Nathalie Greenfield for


“[…] Data gathered from across the EU reinforces that gender-based harassment and violence is prevalent in Europe. One in three European women (33%) has experienced physical and/or sexual violence since the age of 15; nearly half (43%) of women in the EU have experienced some form of psychological violence by a current or former partner; and one in twenty (5%) has been raped at least once. This needs to change.

Good quality sexuality education has the potential to drastically alter the harassment, assault, and violence that women experience, yet it is rarely made use of across member states.”

GenPol presents a clear case for action and proposes a number of recommendations, which must be prioritised:

  • Coordinating best practices
  • Legislating on sexuality education
  • Inclusivity
  • Tackling online abuse “


Read the full article here.


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