Seoul_Pride_2009Human Rights Watch has castigated the South Korean government’s exclusion of LGBT rights in sex education guidelines for schools as “pejorative” and “intolerant” and has called for the policy to be reversed.

The exclusion of LGBT people from the policy will have discriminatory impact and should be reversed, according to a Human Rights Watch letter to the government.

The Ministry of Education had since March 2015 began training sessions for education officers across the country on new sex education guidelines that exclude any mention of “homosexuality or sexual minorities” reported Human Rights Watch on May 3. The policy failed to include same-sex relations and sexual minorities, it said. READ FULL

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