Indian Catholic group urges sex education to counter violence against women
Catholic World News - January 07, 2013
A Catholic lay organization in India has applauded the Syro-Malabar Catholic Archdiocese of Ernakulam-Angamaly for introducing a sex-education program for 8th-grade students, and encouraged other Catholic jurisdictions to follow suit.
The Syro-Malabar archdiocese has adopted the “Enlight” program, in which psychologists and counselors aim to promote a Christian approach to human sexuality. The Catholic Secular Forum (CSF) welcomed the program as an appropriate response to confusion among young people “confused as a result of new concepts like homosexuality, gay marriages, pre-marital sex, contraception, abortion, incest, and rape.
The SCF suggested that the government should make sex-education programs mandatory in schools, “with a focus on sexual responsibility and abstinence.” The group recommended such programs as an official response to the popular outrage arising in India in response to a brutal gang rape. Sex-education programs, the group said, would help to ensure respect for the dignity of women.
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