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Sexual Violence against Minors in Latin America

12-10-2016

Sexual violence against minors is a major problem in Latin America. Children are mostly at risk in their own homes, while adolescents are at risk in their homes but also in the wider community (for instance, schools or boyfriends). However, data is very limited due to silence around the issue. Latin America is highly patriarchal, is riven by inequalities within and between social groups, and has weak judicial institutions; these are all factors that impact on gender based violence. However, governments ...

Sexual violence against minors is a major problem in Latin America. Children are mostly at risk in their own homes, while adolescents are at risk in their homes but also in the wider community (for instance, schools or boyfriends). However, data is very limited due to silence around the issue. Latin America is highly patriarchal, is riven by inequalities within and between social groups, and has weak judicial institutions; these are all factors that impact on gender based violence. However, governments in Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru, and Paraguay are starting to see children as individuals with rights, rather than minors under the sole authority of fathers, and are designing laws and agencies to protect those rights. Civil society in the meantime is increasingly mobilising against violence against women, including violence against girls, two forms of violence that go hand in hand, at a time when the problem is increasingly recognised and acted upon globally. This report outlines possibilities for the EU to support these recent developments and initiatives to end violence against minors via the establishment of national action plans, in collaboration with national, regional and global partners.

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Jelke BOESTEN (International Development Institute, King’s College, London, the UK)

Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

15-09-2016

Upon request by the FEMM Committee this study updates knowledge on the provision of sexual education and reproductive rights in the European Union. It involved a review of recent research and data on sexual and reproductive health, and case studies in Denmark, Spain and the United Kingdom. Good quality sexual and relationship education (SRE) reduces risk of sexually transmitted infection, unplanned pregnancy and sexual exploitation amongst young people. However, the implementation of sex and relationship ...

Upon request by the FEMM Committee this study updates knowledge on the provision of sexual education and reproductive rights in the European Union. It involved a review of recent research and data on sexual and reproductive health, and case studies in Denmark, Spain and the United Kingdom. Good quality sexual and relationship education (SRE) reduces risk of sexually transmitted infection, unplanned pregnancy and sexual exploitation amongst young people. However, the implementation of sex and relationship education is inconsistent across Member States.

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Katie McCracken, Sergio Márquez, Sarah Priest, Ana Fitzsimons and Kasturi Torchia (Opcit Research)

Policies for Sexuality Education in the European Union

15-01-2013

Sexuality education is a critical area of education and social policy. According to the definition issued by the Safe Project (IPPF European Network) in 2007, sexuality education aims at "disseminating general and technical information, facts and issues which create awareness and provide young people with the essential knowledge and training in communication and decision making skills they need to determine and enjoy sexuality both physically and emotionally, individually as well as in relationships ...

Sexuality education is a critical area of education and social policy. According to the definition issued by the Safe Project (IPPF European Network) in 2007, sexuality education aims at "disseminating general and technical information, facts and issues which create awareness and provide young people with the essential knowledge and training in communication and decision making skills they need to determine and enjoy sexuality both physically and emotionally, individually as well as in relationships"1. It provides information to children, teenagers and young adults about sexuality and its possible negative consequences.

Sexuality Education in the EU: "Sex education" in a broader social context

03-02-2012

Against the background of a vibrant, mobile EU, in which young Europeans are exposed to many sexual health risks, the issue of how to give young people the tools to make informed sexual choices remains both crucial and hotly debated.

Against the background of a vibrant, mobile EU, in which young Europeans are exposed to many sexual health risks, the issue of how to give young people the tools to make informed sexual choices remains both crucial and hotly debated.

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