We want Government to change in the Education Act of 1998 to make sex education in schools inclusive and not bound or restricted by a school’s ethos.
Why is this important?
Ireland has changed, we are a more inclusive, equal and progressive society and sex education in Irish schools must reflect this.
Young people we work with have said that sex education is not fit for purpose, does not reflect the variety of identities and sexual orientation of people today, putting the health and safety of young people at risk.
Recommendations by the Oireachtas Committee on Relationships and Sexual Health, and the NCCA Review of the RSE, echo what our young people say.