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Opinion: Relationships & sex education now mandatory in English schools – Australia should do the same

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Jacqueline Hendriks,The Conversation, September 9, 2020 6.07am AEST Relationships and sex education became compulsory throughout schools in England at the beginning of September 2020. In primary schools the course will focus on relationships, while secondary schools will include topics such as managing intimate relationships, consent and online behaviour. Schools — including government...

UNESCO paper busts myths about comprehensive sexuality education

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UNESCO, 2019 Comprehensive sexuality education is an essential part of a good quality education that improves sexual and reproductive health, argues Facing the Facts, a new policy paper by the Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report at UNESCO that seeks to dispel social and political resistance to sexuality education in many countries. Globally, each year, 15 million girls marry before the age...

Let’s make it mandatory to teach respectful relationships in every Australian school

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The Conversation, May 28, 2019 5.45am AEST Media reports of findings from the latest National Community Attitudes towards Violence against Women Survey caused a stir in recent days, with some highlighting the importance of education programs to teach young people about gender-based violence. Schools play a significant role in educating young people about gender-based violence and helping change...

Schools Coordinator vacancy at SHINE SA

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SHINE SA, November 2018 Immediate start 37.5 hours per week ASO5 position – permanent hourly rate of $37.57 – $40.59 ( $73,496 to $79,413 per annum) Excellent Salary Sacrificing Scheme – (PBI status) Based at our Woodville office SHINE SA is the leading sexual health agency in South Australia. We are a not-for-profit, non-government organisation working in partnership with government, health...

Rosie in the Classroom: Lesson plans for teachers

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Rosie, a national harm prevention initiative by the Dugdale Trust for Women & Girls. Rosie in the Classroom is an educational program based on the original Rosie Videos, created to assist teachers in talking about difficult but important topics. Topics like sexting or respect in relationships should be incorporated into the curriculum so that all teenagers are aware of their rights and can...

Media release from SHINE SA: Teen Pregnancy

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SHINE SA, Issued: 25 May 2018 Following the release of the Australian Institute of Health and Wellbeing’s Report, that includes the latest figures on teen birth-rates, SHINE SA believes that a decrease in the teen birth-rate as indicated in the report, is a positive outcome from the study. “A decrease may reflect better sexual health information for young people including education in schools...

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