The right to education and information

All persons, without discrimination, have the right to education and information generally and to comprehensive sexuality education and information necessary and useful to exercise full citizenship and equality in the private, public and political domains.

The right to education and information can be used to campaign
FOR:

  • Youth access to sexual and reproductive health and rights information and education
  • Sexual and reproductive health and rights information and education programmes that are gender sensitive, free from stereotypes, and presented in an objective, critical and pluralistic manner
  • Programmes that enable service users to make all decisions on the basis of full, free and informed consent
AGAINST:

  • Information and education programmes that do not give full information on the relative benefits, risks and effectiveness of all methods of fertility regulation
  • Prohibition of access to sex education and information for youth
  • Education systems that discriminate against pregnant students and/or young mothers
starPeople with disabilities have the right to education and information generally and to comprehensive sexuality education and information necessary and useful to exercise their sexual rights.