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Community Organizing

Comprehensive Sex Education Remains Controversial in the Philippines

Dave Grunebaum -

July 17, 2023

MALABON, PHILIPPINES — Jomarie Oliva, 33, led an afternoon workshop with 10 teenagers on topics that many in the predominantly Roman Catholic Philippines consider taboo. The conversation included the reasons that some teens have sex.

“Out of curiosity?” Oliva asked the group? “For pleasure,” responded one of the teens, while the rest of the group laughed.


Later, Oliva talked about the responsibilities of parenthood as well as different types of birth control, including “abstinence, pills, condoms, IUDs, implants, injectables,” she said, before explaining each one.


Women 15-49 in very poor communities served in the current year


Health consultations performed annually by Likhaan in the last 5 years


Community health volunteers organized and mobilized to help their neighborhoods in the current year


Likhaan @ 28: Pagpapatuloy sa Pagtaguyod sa Kalusugan at Karapatan ng mga Kababaihan at Kabataan

Setyembre 15, 2023. 28 years na ang Likhaan! Napakahalagang araw sa buhay ng Likhaan ang araw na ito. Mula sa maliit na organisasyon noong 1995, ang Likhaan ay lumago.


Sa loob ng 27 years ang Likhaan ay patuloy na lumikha ng mga programa para matugunan ang pangangailangan ng kabataan at kababaihan sa sexual at reproductive health and rights (SRHR).

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