Sexuality education should be for all young people. It should cover gender, puberty, consent and sexual and reproductive health. Our work is based on evidence from our own research and tailored to the needs of young people. Rutgers works with experts, our partners and young people to establish and strengthen sexuality education. We push for laws, policies and regulations that guarantee access for all.
We develop tools and materials to make it easier to deliver high quality sexuality education in different settings also in countries where sexuality is a taboo. These tools cater for the needs of young people of different ages and abilities and from different backgrounds. They are used at home, school, in youth groups and young offenders’ institutions.
We provide gender-, age- and culturally-appropriate, accurate comprehensive sexuality education from a young age and through life. This enables people to build relationships, enjoy sexuality and make well-informed choices on sexual and reproductive health and wellbeing.
Our work in schools
Rutgers embeds sexuality education principles in curricula, programmes outside of school and online tools for young people. We give special attention to groups like out of school children, children with disabilities, refugees and migrants.
In the Netherlands, where sexuality education is part of the compulsory curriculum, our resources are used in primary and secondary schools. We address the needs of the pupils of special schools or in vocational education and also provide teacher training on sexuality education.
How sexuality education changed lives