Fiji Women’s Rights Movement calls for sexuality education to remain in schools

May 11, 2016

Removing the Comprehensive Sexuality Education programme from the primary school curriculum will not stop sex or violence according to Fiji Women’s Rights Movement Executive Director, Tara Chetty.

Responding to calls to have the programme taken out of the curriculum Tara said:

“Girls need fundamental knowledge about their bodies – denying them that doesn’t stop sex or violence.

“Stopping children from getting basic information only makes them more vulnerable to unwanted sexual contact and early or unwanted pregnancy, and puts them at greater risk of poor physical and mental health.

“Globally, evidence shows the importance of inclusive rights-based sex education for children, particularly girls.”

Read more on the Fiji Women’s Rights Movement’s website.

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