In focus

Violence against girls and women can happen at school: International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

“Gender based violence is also happening in school, the very place where children are expected to be safe and protected. This violence can be in the form of verbal or sexual harassment, unwanted touching, bullying, corporal punishment, or assault,” Joanna Herat, Programme Specialist, Education Sector UNESCO.

Cambodia Regional Workshop on Growth and Changes

On 28 October 2014, The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport (MoEYS), under the support from UNESCO, launched a regional workshop on Growth and Changes, which brought together almost 100 representatives from MoEYS leadership, Provincial Offices of Education, Youth and Sport of Ratanakiri, Mondulkiri, Kratie and Stung Treng, school principals and teachers. The workshop was co-chaired by H.E. Madam Tun Sa Im and H.E. Madam Soeur Socheata, Under-Secretaries of State of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport.

Myanmar to Host First LGBT Film Festival

UNESCO is a supporter of the “&Proud LGBT Film Festival”, which will be held at the French Institute in Yangon from 14 to 16 November, 2014.

The film festival springs from the LGBT cultural scene that has taken shape as Myanmar has opened its doors to the outside world in recent years. “&Proud” will celebrate the breadth and diversity of the community by featuring homegrown Myanmar productions, films from most ASEAN countries as works from other Asian countries.