Press Release: Żminijietna calls to reduce the age of consent

Press Release:01/08/15
Stqarrija Stampa: 01/08/15
(Verzjonijiet bl-Ingliz u bil-Malti)

 

 

Żminijietna – Leħen ix-Xellug
P.O Box 35 Sliema. SLM1000
www.zminijietna.orgzminijietna@yahoo.com 

Press Release: English/Maltese Version

Press Release: Press Release: Żminijietna calls to reduce the age of consent.

Żminijietna – Voice of the Left supports the progressive proposal to reduce the age of consent in Malta from 18 to 16-years-old. Under Maltese law the age of consent for civil marriage is sixteen (16) years.  Government should also consider reducing the consent age to 15-years old.

“Countries such as Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Greece, Iceland, Monaco, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Sweden, have the age of consent stipulated by law to 15”, stated Żminijietna.

“Effective Sex Education should also be given importance on the national agenda. This should also include comprehensive sex education, including education about the various forms of contraception, risks, and the use of condoms”.    

Luke Scicluna
PRO
Żminijietna – Voice of the Left

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Stqarrija Stampa: Żminijietna tappella biex l-età ta’ kunsens titnaqqas.

Żminijietna – Leħen ix-Xellug tappoġġja l-proposta li titnaqqas l-età ta’ kunsens permessibli bil-liġi, fejn din minn 18-il sena tinżel għal 16- il sena. Il-Gvern għandu wkoll jikkunsidra li l-età ta’ kunsens tinżel għal 15 –il sena.

“Pajjiżi bħal Kroazja, Repubblika Ċeka, Danimarka, Franza, Greċja, Iżlanda, Monaco, Polonja, Rumanija, Slovenja u Svezja, lkoll għandhom l-età stipulata bil-liġi ta’ 15-il sena”, qalet Żminijietna.

“Edukazzjoni sesswali effettiva għandha wkoll tingħatha l-importanza mistħoqqa fl-aġenda nazzjonali. Din għandha tinkludi edukazzjoni sesswali komprensiva, li tinkludi edukazzjoni dwar id-diversi forom ta’ kontraċezzjoni, ir-riskji, u l-użu tal-kontraċettivi”.

Luke Scicluna
Uffiċjal Relazzjonijiet Pubbliċi
Żminijietna – Leħen ix-Xellug


 

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