Goffe’s departure follows last month’s resignations from the board by former executive director Dr Carolyn Gomes and Susan Evans.
Both Goffe and Gomes have been the public face of the organisation for many years.
Goffe says the JFJ’s retreat into silence on issues of national importance has pushed her to take the ultimate decision to leave the leadership of the organisation.
Goffe says her disagreement with the direction of the organisation began even before Kay Osborne was appointed as the new JFJ executive director.
The former JFJ spokesperson says it has also become clear that her opinion is not likely to impact on the JFJ’s approach to national issues.
In a television interview on JFJ’s unauthorised sex education course in children’s homes, Gomes had said the organisation needs to refocus and go back to its core methodology of consultation and treating people with respect.
Goffe says she agrees with Gomes.
also another PNP member has used the opportunity of the JFJ matter to gain political curry favour obviously as the referendum call would be a definite nail in any chance of amending the law
Osborne says she joined the human rights group on April 2.
“I joined the organisation to be executive director of a human rights advocacy organisation, and had I known that JFJ was involved in sex education in any way I would not have accepted the job, I would not have applied for the job, because I have no interest nor expertise in sex education of any kind.”
She replaced Dr Carolyn Gomes who had stepped down in November last year, a month after starting the controversial sex education programme.
Osborne says the programme did not feature in the interview for the job.
The executive director says even after taking over the leadership in April, the programme did not come up in her briefings.
Osborne says her main mandate involves, among other things, the development of a strategic plan as part of efforts to train non-governmental organisations in the region.
The Government is investigating JFJ’s unauthorised sex education course in six privately run children’s homes, which included content that may be deemed to have normalised anal and oral sex.