Stop CSE! Jamaican youth at risk
The JCHS acknowledges the UNICEF Jamaica objection, however, this does not in any way alter the objectives of the petition calling for the total rejection of the manual entitled ‘UNICEF Teacher Training Manual Places of Safety Curriculum Guide’, and also any other curriculum containing any element of Comprehensive Sexuality Education as this is unfit for any programme or activities involving Jamaican children.
We also note that the Acknowledgments paragraph in the Manual state that "This manual would not be possible without the enthusiastic collaboration, commitment, energy and insight of persons from the three partnering entities, National Family Planning Board, UNICEF and Child Development Agency. Recognition should be given to them for their assiduous work and contribution. “
- Teaching that promiscuity is a right;
- Promoting dangerous "alternative" sexual practices which increase the risk of sexually transmitted diseases;
- Encouraging children to experiment sexually with members of the same sex and of the opposite sex;
- Teaching children to advocate for so-called "sexual rights";
- Exposure to explicit and p*rnographic content;
- Encouraging children to use condoms at an early age without informing them of potential failure rates;
- Disregarding parental values and parental involvement in education; and
- Demeaning "traditional" moral, religious, and cultural values shared by families and the community.
- The controversial sexuality and sexual health segments of the Health and Family Life Education (HFLE) curricula for Grades 7-9 in 2012,
- An unauthorized Healthy Sexual Growth and Development in Marginalised Youth manual and programme in six private Children's Homes in 2014 run by Jamaicans for Justice (JFJ), Family Planning Association of Jamaica (FAMPLAN, the IPPF office in Jamaica) and Caribbean Vulnerable Communities Coalition (CVCC).
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Stop Comprehensive Sexuality Education