Personal Bill of Rights

Being assertive is knowing your goals and acting to reach them.

  • I have the right to be myslef.

  • I have the right to be respected; and I respect others.
  • I have the right to make decisions that fit my values.
  • I have the right to affection without having to have sex.
  • If I do not want physical closeness, I have a right to say no.
  • I have the right to start a relationship slowly, to say “I want to know you better before I become involved.”
  • When a relationship is ending, I will not change myself to try to keep it going.
  • I have the right to ask for change in a relationship.
  • I have the right to postpone pregnancy until I am truly ready to be a parent.
  • I have the right to stay safe from sexually transmitted infections.
  • I have the right to get a good education.
  • I have the right to plan my future.
  • I have the right to change my goals.
  • I have the right to not be sexually eploited.

Sexual Responsibilities

Each person has the responsibility to:

  • respect the rights of other people
  • honour the decisions and choices of others
  • respect his/her sexual partner
  • consider the feelings of his/her sexual partner
  • make personal choices and decisions rather than being talked into actions which cause guilty or uneasy feelings
  • take and share the actions necessary for sexual health
  • share the decisions and actions regarding birth control
  • never pressure anyone into any sexual activity
  • never use sexual experiences as a threat, manipulation or punishment
  • never have sex with children