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In Ethiopia, young people account for around 40% of all new adult (15+). It is known thatsexual abuse, harassment and HIV infections worldwide and Ethiopia among the leading. Latest data indicate fewer than 40% of young people have basic information about HIV.

The impact of the epidemic is in particular sever in universities/schools and the education sector in general (Universities/School inhabit the most at risk groups to HIV infection).Though HIV prevalence has decreased in Ethiopia in some way, effective and sustainable strategies are required to minimize the impactof HIV/AIDS on Ethiopian youths. Numerous studies show that with the right information and skills, young people can change their behaviour to reduce the risk of acquiring HIV infection or passing it on to others.

 Young people are clear in their demand for more – and better – sexuality education, services and resources to meet their prevention needs. Sexuality education is an effective and a comprehensive approach that can address issues of sexual abuse harassment and HIV and AIDS in the broader sense ofsexuality in age appropriate grades.

Research evidence indicates that a well-organized and comprehensive sex education programsreduce behavior that puts young people at risk of HIV, STIs and unintended pregnancy and do not promote earlier onset of sexual activity or an increased number of sexual partners among adolescents.

This seminar, therefore, intends to create a professional dialogue and discourse on the need to integrate sexuality education in Educational Planning and Management and PGDT programs as a step to lead the endeavors.