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Suspend Comprehensive Sexuality Education until stakeholders reached consensus

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The Evangelical Fellowship of Zambia(EFZ) has called for the suspension of Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) until stakeholders reached consesus on the subject.

EFZ Acting Executive Director, Bishop Andrew Mwenda expressed dismay that a directive by the Vice President Hon. Inonge Wina to constitute a technical working committee has not been made or respected.

The Church has insisted that CSE must be withdrawn completely and in its place a family-centred sexuality education approach that secures Zambia’s posterity and respects tradition and culture must be quickly drafted.

He said it was clear that various parts of the programme that were deemed harmful were being implemented.
He said schools were teaching CSE and the public were being bombarded with radio adverts aggressively promoting the use of contraceptives by adolescents, without encouraging abstinence.

EFZ said that while it is observed that in the early process of piloting the CSE programme in Zambia, direct references to sexual orientations such as homosexuality were resisted by participants and therefore removed, EFZ maintains that the programme remained harmful as it promoted a sexual liberal ideology and EFZ was concerned about the subtle and pervasive integration of this into other subject matter.

Bishop Mwenda said CSE should be withdrawn immediately from schools until consesus was reached.

6 COMMENTS

  1. This is a hypocrite bishop bound by the celibate – so no experience himself – to stop progress, and introduce further delay. Are you going to look after all the unwanted and unplanned babies? Stay out of politics!

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  2. Evangelicals marry. I agree with the Bishop. There’s a lot vulgarities in CSE. Those that ate donor money are the only ones that are defending CSE. This is one example Godfridah Sumaili’s many failures

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  3. JUST ABANDON IT ALTOGETHER. THIS IS NOT OUR CULTURE. LET’S HAVE SUBJECTS ACCORDING TO OUR CULTURAL HERITAGE. NOT WITH WESTERN LIFESTYLE.

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  4. Follow the VP directive. We need to be careful about this as it has an impact on our future generations. We don’t want dirty minded kids like those upnd perverts who are in habit of sexism and sexual abuse

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  5. Custom changes, lifestyles change. What doesn’t change is the harm posed to young people through being kept ignorant and denied the means of helping themselves. It is also clear that just insisting on abstinence is not working. Give them the knowledge to make decisions for themselves and the ability to act on it. They must make decisions for their own lives. It is senseless to have the means of preventing STI transmission and unplanned pregnancies but to say that they won’t be used because person A thinks that they have the right to decide for person B without being in their shoes.

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