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‘Time is now to address homophobic and transphobic bullying’, say countries at regional meeting

Schools and governments throughout Asia-Pacific are moving beyond the idea that dealing with issues around sexual orientation and gender identity/expression (SOGI/E) is “too sensitive” or “too new”. A recent regional consultation on the basis of SOGI/E reflected the sentiment of one Ministry of Education official from the region who told UNESCO: “It will always be sensitive or new if we never do anything about it.”

A Fruitful Year of Learning for Parents Enabled by the UNESCO-supported Connections Programme

On 3 July, more than 80 trainers and managers from family planning associations of 12 different provinces and cities gathered at a meeting in Jilin City of Northeast China to share experiences and celebrate their achievements in the first year of the Connections programme that trained parents on how to communicate with adolescents about sexual and reproductive health (SRH) issues.

Go Purple to Support LGBTI Youth

Parents, peers and teachers of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex youth urged to show support for LGBTI youth and create safe spaces for LGBTI students. Far too many of this region’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) youth experience dread walking through their schools’ doors, knowing that taunting, exclusion and even violence may await.

UNESCO HIV and Health Education e-Newsletter, Issue 22

Inside this issue: Spotlight on girls' education UNAIDS IATT Symposium; Preventing early and unintended pregnancy; Integrating diversity, anti-discrimination and gender equality activities into classrooms in West Africa

Addressing Early and Unintended Pregnancy Thematic Brief

This thematic brief provides an overview of the issue of early and unintended pregnancy, looking particularly at how the education sector can respond to the issue.

UNESCO Leads Youth HIV and Sexual Health Training in Myanmar

As Myanmar opens up, it is essential that focus remains not only on the country’s economic potential, but on the health and well-being of its citizens. To that end, Yangon University of Economics’ rector welcomed a recent UNESCO-led sexual and reproductive health (SRH) and HIV training programme for youth leaders held at the school.

Is Thailand the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex paradise it’s often seen to be?

While Thailand is justifiably celebrated for its openness and the important strides it has made in recognizing LGBTI rights, millions continue to face discrimination, inequality and exclusion.

A new era of openness for adolescents and young key populations in Myanmar

Advocates for youth most at risk of HIV exposure in Myanmar found hope for a new era of openness and improved access to policy-makers following a recent event in Nay Pyi Taw.

UNESCO Vacancy: Associate Project Officer (HIV and Health Education)

UNESCO is seeking applications for an Associate Project Officer in HIV and Health Education - based in Dakar (Senegal). Within the framework of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS), s/he will provide support to the strengthening and national scale-up of education sector responses to HIV in West and Central Africa (WCA), with a particular focus on the Sahel sub-region.

PRESS RELEASE: Asia-Pacific countries stand united against homophobic and transphobic bullying in schools

BANGKOK, 19 June, 2015 – 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.

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