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Young people stand up for sex and relationships education

It's my right!

Make sex and relationships education mandatory in UK schools

Because I am a Girl

At Plan International UK we believe that girls shouldn't be discriminated against just for being girls. Our Because I am a Girl campaign focuses on giving girls an equal opportunity to boys and our campaigns tackle the real issues that adolescent women and girls face as a daily reality.

Right now, we're calling on the UK Government to make sex and relationships education (SRE) mandatory in UK schools. Girls in the UK are suffering harassment at school, don’t feel safe online, and are scared on the street. And they're telling us mandatory SRE can tackle this. 

SRE covers much more than just the physical side of sex and reproduction. It looks at the emotional and social side of sex, relationships, consent, gender equality and sexuality. Support young people around the country by asking your MP to support mandatory SRE

Stand with young people

ASK YOUR LOCAL MP TO BACK THE BILL TO MAKE SEX AND RELATIONSHIPS EDUCATION MANDATORY IN UK SCHOOLS

Why we campaign for girls' rights

41,000 girlsare forced into marriage everyday

6 out of 10 UKvictims of reported sex offences on school premises are girls or women

only 12% of femalesin India have access to sanitary products

Campaigns

Jenny lives in a remote village high in the andes mountains

Because I am a girl