Compulsory Sex & Relationships Education - Petition

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Want to know what Conservatives, Labour, Lib Dems, Greens and UKIP think about compulsory SRE?

We wrote to all the party leaders in Autumn 2014 and received replies which you can read and share here.

Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg, Labour leader Ed Miliband and Green Party Natalie Bennett all told us they support compulsory SRE in schools.

Conservative leader David Cameron however said he still believes it is up to teachers and leaders in individual schools to decide whether and what to teach for SRE. UKIP didn't reply.

Read the letters in full here and contact David Cameron to let him know your views here.

Why should you sign our petition and lobby your election candidates?

Challenging attitudes

Widespread violence against women and girls in our society is deeply related to attitudes which tolerate, trivialise or make excuses for it. And these attitudes are often learnt at a young age. Schools are the best place we have for challenging these views before they set in.

Making girls safe

Girls suffer harassment and abuse at school and outside school from their peers and older men. Schools are on the frontline working with girls who are experiencing abuse and who are at risk of abuse. It has to be a place where girls can access information on recognising abuse and seeking support.

General Election 2015

The EVAW Coalition and the Everyday Sexism Project are asking political party leaders to commit to compulsory Sex & Relationships Education in all schools in the General Election manifestos for the May 2015 election.

Read more about:

Abuse of girls - the facts

Why we need compulsory SRE

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