Application of education program with a gender approach in Cuban schools postponed

The government of Cuba will not apply for the moment the education program with a gender and sexual rights approach that was to begin this teaching course in the country’s schools.

The Ministry of Education (MINED) reported in its Web page of the postponement of the application of Resolution 16, dated February 26 of this year, which approved the so-called ‘Comprehensive sexuality education program with a focus on gender and sexual and reproductive rights in the national educational system’.

According to the explanation of the head of the ministerial school health department, Mary Carmen Rojas Torres, due to the tense economic and epidemiological situation that the country is going through, she could not guarantee the production of textbooks, plans, programs, methodological guidelines and notebooks work to carry out neither that nor other projects that are part of the third improvement of the national education system.

These are programs related to the prevention of discrimination based on skin color, the prevention of human trafficking, reproductive rights, and comprehensive sexuality education with a gender perspective.

“The complex epidemiological situation that the country is going through has also limited the preparation of managers and teachers for its implementation,” declared MINED.

The agency stressed that the program will not resume “until the necessary conditions are created.”

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