Petition to STOP the
Sexualization of Children!
We, the Coalition for Protecting the Health and Innocence of Children, representing
countries from every region of the world, do gather at United Nations
headquarters in New York to launch this worldwide petition to protect the health
and innocence of children.
We affirm with great
concern that girls in particular are being sexualized and exploited by the
increased promotion of high-risk sexual activity through formal education
programs known as "comprehensive sexuality education."
We call upon all
UN Member States, UN agencies, businesses, churches, non-governmental
organizations, responsible citizens and officers of government around the world
to take immediate steps to protect the health and innocence of children, and
especially girls, by ceasing to fund or support any organizations, agencies,
projects, programs or curricula that promote these dangerous sexuality education
We declare that such sexuality education programs are anything
but comprehensive, since they instruct youth they have a "right to sexual
pleasure," and encourage high-risk sexual behavior, while failing to adequately
warn youth of the formidable negative consequences, physical and emotional, of
early sexual behavior, especially for girls. These programs also fail to provide
many biological facts, including information about adolescent brain development
and the vulnerabilities of the female reproductive system. Without these medical
facts, young people cannot make informed choices about their sexual
We oppose all programs that provide graphic or erotic sexual
materials to children and youth or that promote condoms as "protection" without
fully disclosing significant failure rates or the risks of relying on condoms to
prevent pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases including AIDS.
declare that sex education programs should encourage the ideal of delaying
sexual activity until marriage as the only sure way to avoid sexually
transmitted diseases, out-of-wedlock pregnancies, abortions, and a myriad of the
other well-documented negative health consequences associated with premarital
We affirm that sexuality education programs that encourage sexual
activity among children are irresponsible, and put children, especially girls,
at risk for exploitation, disease, and early death.
We further declare
that such education programs are in violation of the Convention on the Rights of
the Child, which recognizes that "the child, by reason of his physical and
mental immaturity, needs special safeguards and care" and that States Parties
are "to protect the child from all forms of sexual exploitation."
upon all UN agencies to cease the promotion and funding of "comprehensive
sexuality education" programs and to instead support programs that encourage the
ideal of delaying sexual activity until marriage.
Finally, we call upon
all responsible citizens of the world to join us in signing this petition and to
do all they can to pressure governments and UN agencies to stop funding
so-called "comprehensive sexuality education" programs that promise to protect
children but in fact jeopardize their health and innocence.