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(Nov 02, 2007) On October 1, 2007, the Legislative Assembly of the State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, approved and promulgated Law No. 5,096, on the inclusion in the curriculum of basic education for public schools the teaching of human sexuality. The Law makes the subject mandatory and completely distinct from any other class and determines that the executive branch must elaborate the appropriate acts to regulate the norms contained in the Law. The Law was approved by the state deputies after being vetoed by the Governor of Rio de Janeiro, Sérgio Cabral, who argued that the initiative to propose such a law was exclusively within the competency of the executive.

At the federal level, on September 25, 2007, the government promulgated Law No. 11,525, making it mandatory to include the teaching of children's and adolescents' rights in the curriculum of basic education. The Law determines that the studies must be based on the Children and Adolescents Statute, Law No. 8,069 of July 13, 1990. (Ensino da Sexualidade Será Obrigatório em Escolas Públicas do Rio, O GLOBO (O)NLINE, Sept. 26, 2007; Lei No. 11.525 de 25 de Setembro de 2007, Web site of the Brazilian Presidency.)

Author: Eduardo Soares More by this author
Topic: Education More on this topic
Jurisdiction: Brazil More about this jurisdiction

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Last updated: 11/02/2007