2,933 of 5,000 signatures

I'm calling on Education Minister Joe McHugh and The National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA) to change the Sex and Relationship Education curriculum so that it is objective, factual and inclusive

Why is this important?

The sex education curriculum is seriously outdated and does not reflect the modern day experiences of sex and relationships.

Experts, parents, youth workers, politicians and young people have made recommendations for how the Sex & Relationship Education curriculum can be updated - including that the programme should not be changed to suit the religious ethos of the school it is delivered in.

Key recommendations are:

1. Young people grow up with the right information in order to make informed decisions about their own sexuality and relationships.

2. Young people grow up understanding consent, especially in the #MeToo era and at a time when there remains a high prevalence of sexual assault, harassment and violence.

3. Young people grow up with an education that is inclusive of people's sexual orientation, gender identity and the spectrum thereof, at a time when LGBT students still face high amounts of homophobic and transphobic related bullying.

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Rachel and the Uplift Team.