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The challenges of girls’ right to education: let’s talk about human rights-based sex education

Abstract:

The United Nations human rights framework offers new ways of conceptualising sex education. Although none of the treaties explicitly refer to sex education, an analysis of the rights contained in the core treaties demonstrates that there is a positive obligation on the state to provide sex education to fulfil the human rights of girls and women. A human rights perspective offers a framework in which to address the challenges to delivery of sex education. It is argued that due to the significa...

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Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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10.1080/13642987.2016.1207627

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, SSD, Law, Law Faculty
Publisher:
Routledge Publisher's website
Journal:
International Journal of Human Rights Journal website
Volume:
20
Issue:
8
Pages:
1219-1243
Publication date:
2016-07-25
Acceptance date:
2016-06-27
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EISSN:
1744-053X
ISSN:
1364-2987
URN:
uuid:fe4b1412-1d7f-4173-b779-58e478912653
Source identifiers:
631716
Local pid:
pubs:631716

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