Sexuality has become a subject for studies within the social sciences for the last 15-20 years. NIKK has been engaged in research projects that have resulted in several reports on the subject. On this page you’ll find the publications on sexuality that NIKK published between 1999-2000.
Gendering Prevention Practices. A practical guide to working with gender in sexual safety and HIV/AIDS awareness education (2003)
By Jill Lewis
This manual lays out eight sessions, each with an array of diverse learning activities, for capacity building to help participants grasp the implications of working with gender in HIV prevention. The session themes are: Perceptions of gender, Ways of Understanding Gender, Key aspects of Gender for HIV prevention, Sex as a Gendered Activity, Gender and HIV, Embodying Change, A Sense of Working Together, Reviewing Gender issues in Context.
This is an overview of what this gender-focused, youth-HIV prevention project undertook, the concerns it had to consider, and what issues it had to navigate. It discusses wider and more specific challenges faced in developing a strong educational focus on gender issues; describes the implementation of different stages and dimensions of the work – its vision, planning, building, designing and different actions undertaken to achieve its ends. It discusses outcomes and learning processes that came into focus. Appendices include documents used in project, that illustrate concrete strategies (Capacity Building, Youth Workshops, evaluation etc.).
This report analyses and discusses research feedback about teenagers’ ways of thinking about gender in their society, how they perceive sexual relations / behaviours to be “gendered” and perceptions of gender and risk behaviours. The data is Estonian, but the questions raised, and the educational challenges posed, relate to young people in any society and would be useful reading for those involved in sexual safety and health education with young people.
How to Bridge the Gap between Us? Gender and Sexual Safety, NIKK & the Living for Tomorrow NGO (2000)
A booklet and vocabulary in Estonian, Russian and English languages written and illustrated by Estonian and Russian teenagers in the Living for Tomorrow project. This is NOT a “know-how” booklet. It is a tool, made by young people themselves, working together crossing post-Soviet Russian/Estonian divides, that aims to provoke discussion among other young people. It doesn’t provide answers, but wants to stimulate questions about attitudes to men and women, and to give some bits of practical information about some aspects of sexual safety that these young people chose to prioritise – that they consider urgent concerns for today’s young people to live safer tomorrows.