Shattering sex taboos in the Palestinian territories
A survey carried by the Arab Barometer for BBC News Arabic in 2018 and 2019 suggests that, across the Middle East and North Africa, people feel their right to freedom of expression is being squeezed.
It indicates that people feel 20% less free to express themselves today than when they were surveyed in 2013.
That also has an impact on sex education. But organisations like Muntada al-Jensaneya are breaking through the silence and finding safe spaces for people to learn about sexuality, helping to transform society’s attitude towards sexual rights and health.
Note: This is an updated version of the original published report.
05 Aug 2019