Working to educate and transform

NYC Havana Blog

“Comprehensive sex education constitutes an investment for social and economic progress and makes a valuable contribution toward sustainable development projects.”

With these words, Dr. Mariela Castro Espín, director of the National Centre for Sex Education (Cenesex), inaugurated the 7th Cuban Congress on Sex Education, Orientation and Therapy, being held at Havana’s Convention Centre.

According to organizers, the issue is about more than just education, it’s about transformation. “Comprehensive sex education for sustainable development”, was the topic presented by the expert to participants at this event where discussions regarding processes of comprehensive sex education and sexual health will take place. “It’s impossible to talk about any kind of comprehensive sex education without a clear understanding that first we must advance peace, sustainable and inclusive economic growth, social progress and environmental protection, as ways to achieve greater social justice and human emancipation,” Castro Espín stated.

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