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Ghana: Sex education programme sparks anti-LGBT+ outrage

Ghana: Sex education programme sparks anti-LGBT+ outrage

Government and UN officials in Ghana were forced to defend a school sex education programme on Tuesday, after religious groups said it was part of a “satanic” attempt to promote LGBT+ values. The National Coalition for Proper Human Sexual Rights and Family Values, said on radio and Facebook that 6 was too young to start […]

India: Bullying leads to LGBT+ schoolchildren drop-out

India: Bullying leads to LGBT+ schoolchildren drop-out

The school bullies started by teasing six-year-old Shemba for walking in a feminine way, and graduated to stone-throwing, when the transgender girl – initially raised as a boy – started wearing girls’ uniform, aged 10. So Shemba dropped out of school altogether, and abandoned her dream of becoming a lawyer, with begging or sex work […]

NUI Galway: Conference – Changes in Family and Experience of Family Life

NUI Galway: Conference – Changes in Family and Experience of Family Life

The 9th UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre Biennial conference focuses on the changing nature and meaning of family and its implications for policy and practice. The conference, entitled ‘Changing Families, Changing Policy, Changing Practice: Family Support Now and in the Future’, takes place in the Institute for Lifecourse and Society at NUI Galway today […]

‘Parental Separation and Divorce’ Videos by Youth Researchers

‘Parental Separation and Divorce’ Videos by Youth Researchers

NUI Galway will launch two new videos, produced by children and young people, which focus on parental separation and divorce. Dr Niall Muldoon, the Ombudsman for Children, will attend the launch of the videos ‘It’s OK’ and ‘Dear Parents, Dear Friends’ at NUI Galway’s Institute of Lifecourse and Society, on Saturday February 4, from 12-2pm. […]

Homophobic and transphobic bullying – call to share personal experiences

Homophobic and transphobic bullying – call to share personal experiences

IGLYO has been invited to be part of UNESCO’s global event on homophobic and transphobic bullying in May 2016, and is looking for your personal experiences to create a short film and photo exhibition UNESCO will hold a global event on homophobic and transphobic bullying in May 2016: it will be a unique opportunity to […]

Watch: “Imagine That” anti-homophobic/transphobic bullying video

While Ireland is celebrating the marriage referendum results, remember our friends in other countries who are not so lucky. “Imagine that” examines the experience of homophobic and transphobic bullying in Asia-Pacific schools. It puts the viewer in the shoes of a young person experiencing this form of bullying, and calls for action to end school […]

#PurpleMySchool: Asia-Pacific countries against homophobic/transphobic bullying in schools

#PurpleMySchool: Asia-Pacific countries against homophobic/transphobic bullying in schools

Asia-Pacific countries have committed to taking steps to address homophobic and transphobic bullying in their schools during a three-day regional consultation organized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) Asia-Pacific regional offices. Delegations from Australia, Cambodia, China, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Myanmar, Nepal, the Philippines, Samoa, […]