Championing healthy relationships
and sexual wellbeing

The difference we make

ACET Belarus is working to see transformation in prisons. In partnership with the Ministry of Internal Affairs, and with the help of volunteers from local church communities, ACET Belarus delivered 76 meetings on sexual health, the implications of drug abuse and traditional family values to 3,660 prisoners in 4 cities in 2018.

As well as...

Nestled in Eastern Europe, the small country of Belarus is very transitional for neighbouring countries where HIV is prevalent, including Russia and Ukraine. Belarus carries a high burden of HIV: since 2010, new HIV infections have increased by 65% and AIDS-related deaths have increased by 13% (UNAIDS). Less than half of the people living with...

15 year old Anna started attending one of ACET Ukraine's youth clubs, after meeting ACET trainers at school where they delivered their Healthy Youth University sessions to the young people.

Anna tells us in the video below about the difference the club and the sessions have made to her and her relationships with her mother and friends....

Anna Strain (International Support Officer) and Sarah Smith (CEO) have recently returned from a trip to visit the Shining Star Project in Zimbabwe, run by our partner The Nehemiah Project. Here, Anna provides a short summary of the trip.

The warm breeze blowing through the dancing bright flowers which line the quiet streets of Bulawayo,...

ACET Ukraine is working in a challenging context, with continued conflict in the east of the country and a strong cultural taboo in regards to talking about sex. This taboo is a legacy of the old Soviet rule when, as one teacher put it, “sex didn’t exist.”

In the first half of the year, 246 trained ACET Ukraine volunteers reached 13,...

Last November, we told you about CEO Sarah Smith’s visit to Nigeria where she delivered our 4 day Esteem relationships and sex education training to our colleagues at ACET Nigeria. ACET Nigeria have since trained and resourced 52 volunteers, enabling them to deliver sessions to young people on self-esteem, puberty, healthy relationships, drug...

ACET DRC’s aim is to improve the sexual and reproductive health of young people, through educational sessions delivered in schools and youth clubs, strengthened by ‘listening centres’ where students can seek further support on personal concerns they cannot discuss in a group. Teachers and chaplains are trained to deliver the education programme...

Through their education in schools and colleges, as well as talk shows and club meetings, ACET Belarus teaches young people about relationships and sexual health, HIV prevention, STIs, drugs and alcohol abuse.

They inspire young people to consider their future and life goals when making decisions about relationships and sex, instead of...

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