In focus

Teachers Matter: Addressing school bullying, violence, and discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity and expression in Asia-Pacific

A trusted teacher can be a lifeline of support for a young learner subjected to bullying or exclusion at school. A report soon to be released by UNESCO Bangkok finds that in Asia-Pacific, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) youth are disproportionately at risk of school bullying, discrimination and violence. For them, a supportive teacher can transform their entire outlook on school and, with it, their learning outcomes and their future.

International Ministerial Meeting on Education Sector Responses to Homophobic Violence

Many students around the world are routinely denied the basic universal human right to education because of the discrimination and violence including bullying they experience in educational institutions, on the basis of actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender expression and gender identity.