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Salt and Light March 2018

The latest edition of the Salt and Light newsletter shares stories about education projects which your donations make possible. Whether in the UK or overseas, culturally sensitive relationships and sex education has such a positive impact on people’s lives.

Challenging language

In our ‘relationships and consent’ sessions with year 10 or 11, we start off by asking students to write down any words they can think of, that are used today as words for sex.

Our new resources

Your support enables us to develop new resources to strengthen our own education delivery and also to support parents, teachers and youth workers.

Healthy babies

Nireekshana ACET, in India, provided holistic care to 40 more expectant and new mothers in this last year, to prevent mother to child transmission of HIV.

Speaking about sex with respect

With a complex history of civil war and political corruption, it’s unsurprising that gifts we take for granted such as health, education, and safety, are struggles for people living in DR Congo.

Love changes everything

In Zimbabwe, the Shining Star Project’s ministry to sex workers isn’t just about improving sexual health knowledge, it’s also about helping girls and women discover their value and worth.

Shining light on online 'death groups'

VK (formerly VKontakte) is the most used social media networking site among Russian speakers and is particularly popular with young people under the age of 30.

New RSE guidance

A lot has changed since the last official guidance on Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) was published in 2000: not least the emergence and growth of sexting, social media and online pornography.

International Women’s Day #IWD2018

As we celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8th, we are reminded of the extraordinary, intrepid and heroic woman throughout history who have stood up against gender injustices.

Pornhub’s 2017 year in review: What relationships and sex educators can learn from the data

Pornhub, the world’s largest porn site, reports that in 2017 the globally most searched for term was ‘lesbian’. Their annual statistics show that what some educators might consider fringe sexual interests are now very popular online.

One person changed my life forever

I will never forget the first person I met with AIDS: a young student in London in 1987.   I can tell you the hour, the day, the month.

Bringing light and hope to the vulnerable

Your donations bring light and hope to some of the most vulnerable in society. The stories in this issue of our Salt and Light newsletter illustrate some of the projects which your help makes possible. Here's a summary:

Challenging taboo in DR Congo