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Report of the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to education

A report submitted to the United Nations General Assembly by Vernor Muñoz Villalobos, UN Special Rapporteur on the right to education, actively involved in mainstreaming human rights in strategic planning, especially in the field of education. This report focuses on the human right to integral sexual education and introduces the topic of the right to sexual education, placing it in the context of patriarchy and control of sexuality. It looks at the interdependence of sexuality, health and education and the relationship of this right to other rights from a gender and diversity perspective. The report further presents the right to sexual education in the context of international human rights law and analyses international and regional standards. It addresses the situation of the right to sexual education taking State responsibility into account, and analyses regional and national trends, differing perspectives and the key role of the family and the community. The report concludes by reiterating the necessity and the relevance of the right to comprehensive sexual education and presents specific recommendations for States and the international community.

Published 2010-10-08

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