Friday , 23 August 2019

Tag Archives: Sex and Relationship Education (SRE)

Peter Tatchell: Time for a radical rethink of sex education

Peter Tatchell

It’s time for radical rethink of sex education to ensure sexual health and happiness. Millions of young people enter adulthood sexually and emotionally illiterate. Many subsequently endure disordered relationships, ranging from unfulfilling to outright abusive. The result? Much unhappiness – and sometimes mental and physical ill-health. The lack of effective sex and relationship education (SRE) in UK schools is part of ...

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Scotland’s leaders unite in solidarity with people living with HIV

Left to right - Ruth Davidson, Patrick Harvie, Nicola Sturgeon, George Valiotis, Kezia Dugdale and Willie Rennie

Scotland’s political leaders have united in solidarity today with people living with HIV, challenging stigma, prejudice and calling for improved detection. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, Labour leader Kezia Dugdale, Conservative leader Ruth Davidson, Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie and Green co-convener Patrick Harvie stood side-by-side at the steps to the Scottish Parliament, with HIV Scotland’s CEO, George Valiotis, wearing red ...

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TIE Campaign Receives Support From #BlackLivesMatter

TIE Campaign

A campaign calling for inclusive LGBTI+ education across all schools in Scotland has, this weekend, received backing from notable activists and campaigners both nationally and internationally. The TIE (Time for Inclusive Education) campaign is pushing for improved teacher training in relation to LGBTI+ issues, and for an inclusive curriculum that recognises the needs of all students – regardless of sexual orientation ...

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LibDems LGBT manifesto commits to SRE and health issues

Scottish Liberal Democrats

The Scottish Liberal Democrats Party has included in its manifesto commitments to Sex and Relationship Education (SRE), health issues and equalising a variety of existing legislations. The Scottish Liberal Democrats party has made a firm commitment to SRE in its manifesto stating that education must challenge “gender stereotyping and early sexualisation, working with schools to promote positive body image and ...

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World Aids Day Scotland: Time to act, not just talk

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Today is World AIDS Day, a time of reflection about the impact of HIV infection and the related pandemic has had and still continues exert. This should propel us, and above all our legislators, to act, not just talk. Despite remarkable advancements, such as better mortality rate than other viruses, such as Hepatitis C, providing anti-retroviral medication, HIV is treated ...

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LGBTI equality in education – setting the record straight!

On Monday 3 November, the Humanist Society Scotland launched a campaign to reform the way RSHPE (Relationships, Sexual Health and Parenthood Education) is taught in schools. The guidance, which was last reviewed after the repeal of Section 2A, was now – in the wake of the introduction of marriage equality – to be again reviewed. We welcomed the opportunity to ...

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Cross Scotland call to tackle school homophobia

Just 16% of teachers trained to tackle homophobic bullying in Scotland’s schools

Civic organisations and politicians across Scotland have called for a concerted action to tackle homophobic bullying in school following a report published by Stonewall Scotland. A new YouGov polling released on Monday by Stonewall Scotland shows that teachers are still failing to tackle homophobic bullying in Scotland’s schools. The Teachers’ Report 2014 reveals that nine in ten primary school staff ...

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Report – Scotland’s schools fail to tackle homophobic bullying

Just 16% of teachers trained to tackle homophobic bullying in Scotland’s schools

A new YouGov polling released on Monday by Stonewall Scotland shows that teachers are still failing to tackle homophobic bullying in Scotland’s schools. The Teachers’ Report 2014 reveals that nine in ten primary school staff (89 per cent) and more than four in five secondary school staff (83 per cent) have not received any specific training on now to tackle homophobic bullying. ...

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Scots parliament hears call for statutory sex education

Jack and Rebecca of Sexpression:UK at Holyrood

The Scottish Parliament’s Public Petitions Committee has agreed to take forward a petition to the Scottish government to make Sex and Relationship Education (SRE) compulsory in Scottish Primary and Secondary schools. The petition that was put forward on Tuesday by the student network Sexpression:UK to Holyrood, garnered 1096 signatures and backed by 33 organisations, most notably BMA Scotland, THT Scotland, HIV ...

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