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Rutgers responds to Voluntary National Review of the Netherlands

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14 July 2022 Tags: CSE, High Level Political Forum, HLPF, Netherlands, Shadow Report, SRHR, UN, VNR, Voluntary National Review

The Dutch government must give sexuality education a structural place in the education system, by tightening the compulsory core curriculum objectives. This will ensure that sexuality education goes beyond the biological aspects. This is one of the key messages of Rutgers’ shadow report in response to the Voluntary National Review of the Netherlands.

Rutgers also calls on the Dutch government to make sexuality education mandatory in upper levels of secondary schools; to free up a budget for the implementation of the National Action Plan for the Prevention of Sexual Violence; and to teach professionals the right competencies to deal with violence and intimidation in the workplace. With the shadow report, Rutgers, together with Wo=Men and CHOICE.

The Voluntary National Review looked at the progress the Netherlands has made towards the Sustainable Development Goals. A report on this progress is presented to the United Nations High Level Political Forum in New York today 14 July. The shadow report by Rutgers, and signatories Wo=Men and CHOICE for Youth and Sexuality, is a response to this review report and shares recommendations for action for the Dutch government.

Want to read the full shadow report? Have a look here.

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