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Type Thesis or Dissertation - Master of Laws
Title Sexuality Education in Paraguay: Using Human Rights and International Policies to define adolescents’ right to sexuality education
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2015
URL https://tspace.library.utoronto.ca/bitstream/1807/69165/3/Rivas_Vera_Maria_Jose_J_201503_LLM_thesis.​pdf
This dissertation explores the issue of sexuality education through the lens of international human rights obligations and policy commitments, with a focus on the Paraguayan context. It identifies relevant international human rights instruments and international policy commitments related to sexuality education, and explores their legal and political value. Making use of human rights analytical frameworks, it elaborates on Paraguay's concrete obligations with regards to sexuality education. It argues that standards reveal a clear link between sexuality education and adolescents' enjoyment of their fundamental rights. Taking a substantive equality approach, it argues that the lack of sexuality education policies has a disproportionate effect on certain groups. The dissertation concludes by offering concrete standards for the implementation of sexuality education policies.

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