If we want to prevent gender-based violence #EsConESI

If we want to prevent gender-based violence #EsConESI


Every year, in Argentina, more than 8,000 reports of gender-based violence among young people are registered. Over 17% of the total victims are between the ages of 15 and 24, and 83% of young women have endured violence for 1 to 5 years. Furthermore, in 8 out of 10 cases, the aggressor is the current or former partner. (Source: Special Report Línea 144: Gender-based Violence among Youth, 2018.)

Comprehensive Sexual Education (ESI) is a fundamental tool to change this reality. Through its content, adolescents and young people learn to build relationships based on respect and equality, to identify harassment and violence, and to question the gender stereotypes and norms that underlie the exercise of misogynistic violence.

When ESI is lacking in schools, prejudices, stereotypes, and sexist constructs continue to be reproduced, and a valuable opportunity to dismantle gender norms and build new ways of establishing relationships based on respect and equality is lost.

Have you ever heard or said any of these phrases? Did you know that Comprehensive Sexual Education is key to stop normalizing them?

After 14 years since the enactment of the Comprehensive Sexual Education Law, there are still many obstacles to access this right, and its implementation is not comprehensive across the country.

If we want to dismantle sexist stereotypes, promote diverse and liberated masculinities, and prevent gender-based violence, #ItIsWithComprehensiveSexEducation.

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#EsConESI (2020)

We believe in the power of Comprehensive Sexual Education as a key tool to prevent gender-based violence. That’s why we launched a call for submissions through the website www.esconesi.com, where young people between the ages of 16 and 24 from all over the country submitted projects and initiatives aimed at preventing gender-based violence through Comprehensive Sexual Education.

After the call, the youth panel of #EsConESI selected 6 initiatives from the 89 projects submitted from 13 provinces on the platform to collaborate with public organizations.


Among the government agencies and programs involved in this project are: the Plan for the Prevention of Unintended Adolescent Pregnancy (ENIA), National Program for Comprehensive Sexual Education – Ministry of Education, Ministry of Women, Gender Policies and Sexual Diversity of PBA (Province of Buenos Aires), and Women, Gender, and Diversity Agency of Salta. In addition, a team from the Feminist Incubator supports the young people throughout the process of designing and developing their projects.

#EsConESI is a project by Impacto Digital and Casa Fusa, driven by the Spotlight Initiative in Argentina (a global partnership between the European Union and the United Nations) that aims to contribute to the prevention of gender-based violence.

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