We believe sexuality education should be for all young people and also 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 and 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, including countries where sexuality is a taboo subject. These tools cater for the needs of young people of different ages and abilities and from different backgrounds and can be 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 that 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 and gives 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