AIDS orphans blasts UN push of condoms and sex ed

AIDS orphans blasts UN push of condoms and sex ed

Posted on | April 13, 2011 by Samantha Singson |

Two AIDS orphans from Mozambique told UN delegates to stop pushing sex
ed and condoms as “solutions” to the HIV/AIDS pandemic.

Speaking to the Commission on Population and Development, the two
children – Luis and Amelia Belchior – told their story of watching
their parents and brother die of AIDS. The siblings stressed that they
were concerned by how the developed countries are “trying to force a
sexual rights agenda on the African countries.”

They siblings specifically complained about the push for
“comprehensive sexuality education” for adolescents over concerns that
it encourages youth to “experiment with their sexuality and to engage
in promiscuous behavior.” Members of the audience shed tears when the
siblings said, “To encourage youth to have sex, especially in
countries experiencing AIDS pandemics? It sounds like a death sentence
to me and it was a death sentence for three of my family members.”

They asked, “Why isn’t the UN focusing on what my people really need
like food, clean water, medical care, and education instead of sexual
rights?”

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