SIECUS asserts that sexuality is a fundamental part of being human, one worthy of dignity and respect. We advocate for the rights of all people to accurate information, comprehensive sexuality education, and the full spectrum of sexual and reproductive health services. SIECUS works to create a world that ensures social justice inclusive of sexual and reproductive rights. SIECUS views sex education as a vehicle for social change capable of tackling the misinformation, shame, and stigma that create the basis for many of today’s sexual and reproductive health and rights issues, like reproductive justice, LGBTQ equality, racial justice, sexual violence prevention, and gender equity.
The Policy team at SIECUS does the following: -Educate advocates and policymakers about providing rights-based sexuality information and education at the federal, state, and local levels. -Provide technical assistance to state and local partners for education, advocacy, and/or lobbying purposes. -Lead, strengthen, and develop partnerships with other organizations, coalitions, and initiatives to advance policies that promote positive sexual and reproductive health outcomes across the lifespan. -Publish reports, data, and analyses to inform policy and advocacy work in sexuality, sexual and reproductive health and rights.