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Dili, Timor-Leste- “To finally discuss the differences between gender and sex, the gender stereotypes, fertility cycles, and  the different body parts of boys and girls, makes me very happy because we are breaking the taboo of discussing these important and sensitive issues,” said Clotilde Soares da Silva, a municipal trainer from Ainaro.

Today, 22/04/2019, UNFPA together with the Ministry of Education( MoE), and National Institute for Training of Teachers and Education Professionals (INFORDEPE) officially opened the week long training of trainers on CSE. The training will focus on, ‘the difference between gender and sex’, ‘changes during puberty’, and ‘knowing my body’.

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UNFPA is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe, and every young person’s potential is fulfilled. UNFPA reaches millions of women and young people in 155 countries and territories, including Timor-Leste.