Referendum 90: Voters to decide on Washington state sexual health education bill | Alexa News

TRI-CITIES, WA – As the election heads our way one bill about comprehensive sexual health education is gaining a lot of attention and making history.

Referendum 90 marks the the first time citizens will vote on sex education mandates. Up until now, the school board made those decisions.

Now let’s break down Referendum 90: According to votewa.gov right now the law says public school districts can choose to provide sexual health education to students and parents have the ability to excuse their child if they choose.

The upcoming vote on the sexual health education bill, referendum 90, would change things by requiring all public schools in Washington state to provide age-appropriate sexual health education. However, parents would still have the choice to excuse their children from those classes.

Here’s the type of sexual health education students will get if the bill passes:

First, the instruction would cover human development and

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Voters to decide on statewide sexual health education bill | News

Voters throughout the state will decide in November whether to let stand or repeal a comprehensive sexual health education bill passed by the state Legislature earlier this year.

Referendum 90 asks voters whether Senate Bill 5395 — which was passed by the state Legislature in March — should be enacted.

The legislation, which is suspended pending the outcome of the election, would require school districts to begin offering “comprehensive sexual health education” to students of all ages.

For all grade levels, parents and guardians would be able opt their students out of the lessons, the law states.

What “comprehensive sexual health education” means varies by grade, according to the state Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction.

For example, in grades K-3, curriculum could focus on what is called social emotional learning, where students learn about concepts such as self-esteem and decision-making.

“(Social emotional learning) provides skills to do things

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FrontlineCo Launches Online Training Platform to Help Illinois Businesses Comply With New Sexual Harassment Prevention Education Requirements

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – October 1, 2020 – ( Newswire.com )

Under the Illinois Workplace Transparency Act (WTA), employers with one or more employees are required to provide annual sexual harassment prevention training to all employees by Dec. 31, 2020. FrontlineCo, an association management firm with offices in Chicago and Springfield, has developed an online education and tracking tool to assist businesses without a dedicated human resources department remain compliant with sexual harassment prevention laws.

To combat rising cases of sexual harassment and discrimination in the workplace, the Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR) issued a set of minimum standard training requirements that every employer must follow to ensure proper preventative measures are in place. Employers can provide their own internal training or use a third-party vendor, but they must meet minimum statutory requirements as established by IDHR:  

  • an explanation of sexual harassment consistent with the IHRA;
     
  • examples of conduct that
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Voters to decide on statewide sexual health education bill | Local News

Voters throughout the state will decide in November whether to let stand or repeal a comprehensive sexual health education bill passed by the state Legislature earlier this year.

Referendum 90 asks voters whether Senate Bill 5395 — which was passed by the state Legislature in March — should be enacted.

The legislation, which is suspended pending the outcome of the election, would require school districts to begin offering “comprehensive sexual health education” to students of all ages.

For all grade levels, parents and guardians would be able to opt their students out of the lessons, the law states.

What “comprehensive sexual health education” means varies by grade, according to the state Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction.

For example, in grades K-3, curriculum could focus on what is called social emotional learning, where students learn about concepts such as self-esteem and decision-making.

“(Social emotional learning) provides skills to do

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Genesee Health Department focuses on teens and young adults in new sexual health campaign

FLINT, MI — The Genesee County Health Department has launched a “SEX: We Get It” campaign to encourage confidential family planning and sexual health services to teens and young adults living in and around Genesee County.

“The goal of this campaign is to inform the youth in our community that there are confidential resources available and people to speak with that get it,” stated Public Health Supervisor with GCHD’s Family Planning and Sexual Health Programs Brad Snyder.

The GCHD Family Planning & Sexual Health Clinic is a trusted source for teens and young adults in Genesee County, giving them access to high quality reproductive and sexual health care at low or no cost, according to a press release from the health department.

The health deprtment launched its “Wear One” condom campaign back in 2017 to increase free condom availability, create awareness and promote acceptance of condom use. The goal of

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CSOs push for Sexual and Reproductive Health Education in schools

Regional News of Monday, 14 September 2020

Source: GNA

2020-09-14

Priscilla Nyaaba, Executive Director speaking at the CSOs meeting BolgatangaPriscilla Nyaaba, Executive Director speaking at the CSOs meeting Bolgatanga

Some Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in the Upper East Region have formulated a road map to advocate mainstreaming of Reproductive Health Education into the curriculum of basic schools in Ghana.

The CSOs include Youth Harvest Foundation Ghana, AfriKids Ghana, Planned Parenthood Association of Ghana, Coalition of NGOs, Rise Ghana, Society for Empowerment and Social Justice, and Camfed among others

This was made known in Bolgatanga at a CSOs dialogue organized by the Youth Harvest Foundation Ghana (YHFG) as part of its flagship project, “Evidence TO Action: Sexual Health Education Advocacy Project”.

The five-year project, being implemented in five districts, Bolgatanga Municipal, Bawku West, Talensi, Nabdam, and Bongo Districts seek to generate evidence to support the government through the Ghana Education Service to implement Reproductive Health Education

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Sexual Health Week 2020: 7 of the biggest taboos for young people, according to experts

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espite the plethora of information about sex on the internet, its prevalence on television and in film, and word of mouth dating back to the beginning of time, the fact remains that conversations about sex are often shrouded in stigma and misconception.

This is particularly pertinent when discussing sexual health education among young people, who may feel embarrassed to ask questions on the subject or do not have access to sexual health and relationships education that is inclusive and up-to-date.

From Monday 14 September to Sunday 20 September, sexual health charity Brook is holding its annual Sexual Health Week with the aim of increasing awareness of the importance of sexual health education.

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