Comprehensive Sexuality Education

Catholic Bishops in Ghana after issuing the Communiqué  at the St. Francis de Sales Cathedral in Cape Coast on November 15, 2019 following their Annual Plenary Assembly / Damian Avevor, Ghana

In Ghana, “Comprehensive Sexuality Education will not see the light of day”: Bishops

Nov 17, 2019

While the controversy-ridden International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD25) was concluding in Kenya’s capital Nairobi with 11 States issuing a joint statement faulting the organizers of manipulating the process leading to and content of the Nairobi Summit to suit pro-choice agenda, Catholic Bishops in the West African country of Ghana were deliberating, among other matters, one of the controversial and divisive issues in the Nairobi meeting: “Comprehensive Sexuality Education and LGBTQ.”

World Youth Alliance President Lord Leomer Pomperada making a presentation during ICPD25 side event in Nairobi on November 11, 2019 / ACI Africa

Countering ICPD25: Human-Dignity Based Curriculum, Not Comprehensive Sexuality Education

Nov 12, 2019

In an effort to counter some of the agenda guiding the planned ICPD25, the Nairobi Summit organized to commemorate 25 years since the last International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD), a global youth movement is advocating for a Human-Dignity based Curriculum (HDC) instead of Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE), the latter among the themes of ICPD25.

Delegates of the Association of Catholic Teachers in Ghana at Torve in the Keta-Akatsi Diocese, Volta Region, Ghana on October 14, 2019 / Damian Avevor

Catholic Teachers in Ghana Join Bishops in Resisting Comprehensive Sexuality Education

Oct 17, 2019

Weeks after Catholic Bishops in Ghana expressed their opposition to the proposed Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) describing it as “a subtle way to introduce this gay and lesbian thing to our children,” the Association of Catholic Teachers in the West African country (ACT) has also voiced its resistance to the syllabus saying that it does not conform with the culture of Ghanaians.

Archbishop John Kwofie of Accra with parents at the Accra Archdiocesan Feast Day of St. Theresa of the Child Jesus Society on October 5, 2019 / Damian Avevor

Amid Ghana Comprehensive Sexuality Education Debate, Bishop wants Responsible Parenthood

Oct 9, 2019

In the face of civil societies and faith-based organizations in Ghana being opposed to the introduction of the Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) in the school curriculum, a Church leader is urging parents and guardians to live up to their role as children’s primary educators, this responsibility is inalienable.

A section of Ghanaian Bishops - Conference opposed to Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) syllabus

Proposed Comprehensive Sexuality Education Way to Introduce Homosexuality: Ghana Bishops

Oct 2, 2019

The proposed Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) syllabus that seeks to teach sexuality at basic education levels in Ghana is being opposed by the country’s Catholic bishops who are interpreting the move as a subtle way of introducing homosexuality to school-going children.