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Students learn best in schools that provide safety and social support. However, some young people experience violence and harassment in, around, and on the way to school. This includes gender-based violence (GBV), which can take many different forms and ca...More
Two reports recently released by UNESCO Ha Noi and UNESCO Bangkok Offices reveal distinct gaps in all education stakeholder groups’ awareness and understandings of school-related gender-based violence (SRGBV) and that LGBT students were at particularly hig...More
The report focuses on violence and bullying in formal educational settings, in particular violence and bullying between students, and on actions that can be taken by the education sector and schools to prevent and respond to the problem. http://unesdoc.une...More
This report summarises the findings of a global review, commissioned by UNESCO, of homophobic and transphobic violence in schools and education sector responses. http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0024/002446/244652e.pdfMore
The Global Guidance provides key information to governments, policy-makers, teachers, practitioners and civil society who wish to take concrete action against SRGBV. It introduces approaches, methodologies, tools and resources that have shown positive resu...More
This new strategy articulates UNESCO’s commitment to promoting better health and well-being for all children and young people and to supporting UNESCO’s Education Sector contribution to ending AIDS as a public health threat by 2030. The strategy updates an...More
It represents the first in a series of periodic reports that aims to monitor the global implementation of CSE. Comprehensive life skills-based sexuality education helps young people to gain the knowledge and skills to make conscious, healthy and respectful...More
The majority of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) youth in Asia-Pacific say they have been subjected to some form of violence or bullying in school. In some countries, as many as four out of five LGBTI learners are affected. This can...More
This review outlines the common forms of SRGBV in Asia-Pacific region, causes, SRGBV in educational institutions, the causes, SRGBV and offers a closer look at five complex, multifaceted societal issues considered as root causes of violence at schools in t...More
The report documents widespread bullying on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity in Thailand, with over 50% of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) students reporting this form of bullying in the past month. The study invested teasi...More