Young people's manifesto: what we want and need from RSE
The ‘young people’s manifesto: what we want and need from RSE’ has been created by young people. The manifesto’s 12 points outline what is considered by them to be the baseline for quality relationships and sex education (RSE) – this means LGBTQ+ inclusive, age-appropriate education that is based on facts and not opinions and is taught by trained teachers.
The young people's manifesto should be signed and presented to your school/college to show what you would like from RSE.
Do you want to make sure your children’s school is providing comprehensive relationships and sex education?
For Sexual Health Week this year, we’re supporting parents who want to write to their children’s schools to confirm that topics such as consent, communication, body image and self-esteem are covered in relationships and sex education lessons.
Simply download our template letter to send to your children’s headteacher, or head of PSHE. Or you can copy the text and send your message via email instead!
Defend women's healthcare around the world
The Global Gag Rule is an assault on every women.
In January 2017, President Trump reinstated the Global Gag Rule, also known as the Mexico City Policy. This order denies US funding to global health and family planning organisations if they use money from other donors to provide abortion services, counselling or referrals—even if abortion is legal in a country. Organisations that refuse to comply with the order are denied critical funding for life-saving health services like contraception, maternal health, Zika and HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment.
It will have a devastating effect. The World Health Organisation estimates that every day, 830 women die from preventable causes related to pregnancy and childbirth and 99% of all maternal deaths occur in developing countries. The policy will hit hardest women living at the margins of society – the poorest, the most remote and those under 25. Zika and HIV are more likely to spread. Millions will suffer.
The Global Gag Rule jeopardises the investment the UK government has made in women’s health globally. It is an attempt to silence the voice, choice, and control of the world’s poorest women. The policy is an assault on every woman, everywhere.
In the spirit of the Women’s Marches earlier this year, we call on the UK government to join other governments in championing comprehensive sexual and reproductive health and rights both politically and financially.
Take action: Sign the International Planned Parethood Federation's petition asking the UK Government to champion life-saving services for women across the world.
Stop cuts to contraception services
Our reproductive rights are under attack.
Contraception services are a basic right, earned through decades of struggle. But funding cuts, policy changes and increasingly aggressive opposition are threatening our choices.
You can help us keep the services and choices we have fought hard for.
Take action: Sign our petition calling on the Department of Health to take action to protect contraception services.