Key Contentious Provisions of the Draft Partnership Agreement
Advocates of comprehensive sexuality education programs claim that among other things, CSE programs will reduce teen pregnancy and STD infections and that they do not sexualize children.
- Parental, Cultural and Religious Persecution
What can be done?
- Warn the your legislatures and Heads of States
- Oppose the signature, provisional application, and conclusion of the Partnership Agreement and the Africa Regional Protocol;
- Oppose the ratification of the Partnership Agreement and the Africa Regional Protocol, in accordance with relevant domestic procedures;
- Formulate a conditional interpretative declaration specifying that the meaning of the terms “sexual and reproductive health”, “reproductive health”, “sexual and reproductive health and rights”, “sexual and reproductive health commodities”, “sexual and reproductive health services”, “sexual and reproductive health-care services, information and education” does not include abortion or any other procedures, goods or services that are against national law
- Formulate an interpretative declaration stating that the development and provision of “comprehensive sexual and reproductive health information and education” will be undertaken with full respect for the rights of parents and, when applicable, legal guardians to ensure the religious and moral education of their children in conformity with their own convictions, and that in no way does any reference to the UNESCO International Technical Guidance on Sexuality Education contained in the Partnership Agreement and the relevant Regional Protocol impose an obligation to incorporate comprehensive sexuality education in national school curricula