Tag Archive | Sex education

Hungary: PM to call referendum on anti-LGBT education law

Hungary: PM to call referendum on anti-LGBT education law

(Reuters) – Hungary announced plans on Wednesday to call a referendum on child protection issues, to combat pressure from the European Union, over legislation which the bloc says discriminates against LGBT people. Stepping up a battle of cultures with the European Commission, Prime Minister Viktor Orban accused the EU executive of abusing its powers, in […]

Revised Chinese law sparks debate on sexuality education

Revised Chinese law sparks debate on sexuality education

(Reuters) – Minutes before Professor Liu Wenli was set to speak in a webinar on the development of sex education in China, she learned that the country’s top legislative body had passed an amendment, making sex education mandatory starting next year. She quickly added a new slide on the change, according to her research group’s […]

UK: C of E steps into sex education battle

UK: C of E steps into sex education battle

Guidelines to teach same-sex relationships to the 1 million children at Church of England (CofE) schools were dismissed by activists on Friday, as “underwhelming”, as the church stepped into the ongoing debate over age-appropriate sex education. The church’s eight-point charter, to which CofE schools and others can sign up, said it sought to balance a […]

UK: Squeamish, divisive and trad – campaigners’ verdict on sex education

UK: Squeamish, divisive and trad – campaigners’ verdict on sex education

A planned overhaul of sex education in British schools is squeamish, conservative, and caters more to boys than girls and LBGT+ pupils, according to feedback on the government proposals, as a consultation period ended on Wednesday. The government wants sex education to be compulsory at all schools in England, and this year began working on […]

UK: Proposed guidelines for sex education to include LGBT relationships

UK: Proposed guidelines for sex education to include LGBT relationships

England’s schools could, for the first time, treat LGBT life the same as heterosexuality, in a radical shift that campaigners say would transform the lives of children struggling with their sexuality or gender. According to draft guidance published by Britain’s Department of Education (DoE), children from five to 16 would be taught that other families, […]