Championing healthy relationships

and sexual wellbeing


27th November 2017

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.

Just one person sick in a London hospital, out of 72 million who have been infected so far with HIV, of which half have already died, mainly in Africa. 

For the rest of my life, I will go on re-...

30th October 2017

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

Before going to ACET DRC's Girls' Club, 13 year old Esther and...

30th October 2017

During the last academic year, in collaboration with the educational and clinical staff of a tier 4 mental health unit, we ran a bespoke relationships and sex education programme to meet the needs of a group of young people with mental health disorders.

We covered a range of topics including self-esteem, emotional literacy, friendship,...

30th October 2017

acet UK CEO, Sarah Smith, recently returned from Nigeria where she delivered training to our ACET Nigeria colleagues and visited some of their projects. Here she gives a report on the training.

“During our international leaders’ gathering in September 2015, we showcased some of the activities we’d created to raise...

27th October 2017

This #MakeADifferenceDay, considering the wellbeing of our young people leads me to ask questions about how we can make a difference to them.

In the 1960s, the ending of national service raised concerns about juvenile delinquency, creating a boom in authority-run youth centres. But, half a century on, we are faced with the collapse, and...

28th September 2017

Over 200 ACET Ukraine volunteers work across 75 cities. They are all Christians who have received a call to become salt and light: a source of love and acceptance for young people who find themselves in bleak circumstances.

There are several serious threats impacting the health and wellbeing of young people in Ukraine. 50% of marriages...

18th August 2017

As Women’s Equality Day is celebrated on 26th August 2017, the question of why gender equality is important seems to be returning to the fore of the global agenda for change. Worldwide, most countries recognize that equal rights should exist between men and women, and many have produced regulations intended to fight discrimination. Most would...

14th August 2017

We wanted to know what women had to say about wearing make up, how wearing it makes them feel and what they'd tell their teenage self.

  • How often do you wear make up?
  • When did you start wearing make up?
  • How do you feel when you are wearing make up?
  • How attractive do you feel when you are wearing make up?...