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Imagine That: View from the Victims in Anti-Homophobic Bullying Video

“I was bullied, I was hated." "I was spat on" "... and I couldn't tell anyone.". UNESCO's new video "Imagine That" puts viewers into the shoes of young people who face this type of type of torment daily as victims of homophobic and transphobic bullying in Asia-Pacific schools.

Upcoming regional consultation sheds light on homophobic and transphobic bullying in schools in Asia-Pacific

The UNESCO and UNDP Asia-Pacific regional offices are hosting 15-17 June 2015 in Bangkok the Asia-Pacific Consultation on School Bullying on the Basis of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity/Expression.

Scaling up sexuality education and sexual health services for young people across Eastern and Southern Africa: Namibia hosts dialogue on ground breaking Ministerial Commitment

Young people in Eastern and Southern Africa (ESA) face many challenges today. Nearly two-thirds lack basic knowledge to access crucial sexuality education and health information to protect themselves from issues related to HIV and early pregnancy. With adolescents and young people making up over one third of the region’s population, it is critical we act now.

Good Quality Education for Adolescent Girls for an AIDS-Free Future: UNAIDS IATT on Education Symposium 2015

The UNAIDS Inter-Agency Task Team (IATT) on Education will be holding its 2015 Symposium on Good Quality Education for Adolescent Girls for an AIDS-Free Future on 25th June 2015 in Washington DC.

School Health Matters Beyond 2015: Focusing Resources on Effective School Health

There is a growing understanding of the interactions between education and health, as healthy learners learn better and better educated learners have the skills to be healthy. At the World Education forum in 2000, UNESCO, UNICEF and the World Bank jointly launched the FRESH (Focusing Resources on Effective School Health) Initiative. The FRESH Framework is a starting point for developing effective school health policies, programmes and services.

UNDP and UNESCO celebrate International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia in Beijing

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) today welcomed experts, educators, students and LGBTQI people at an event to mark the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT).

International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia

This year, the focus of the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia is lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) young people.

PRESS RELEASE: Statement from the United Nations in Thailand on the 2015 International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT)

In 2011, Thailand voted for a UN Resolution on combating all forms of discrimination and violence against individuals because of their sexual orientation and gender identity. Recent policy developments, such as the Gender Equality Bill and the 2012 Social Welfare Act, have also given broader attention in Thailand to equality and sexual diversity, particularly for transgender people. These positive developments recognise and affirm that LGBTI persons in Thailand can fully participate in all aspects of public life, and are entitled to claim their human rights, which is especially important for young people.

Strengthening delivery of HIV and sexuality education in Namibia

The National Institute of Educational Development (NIED) in partnership with UNESCO and UNICEF is rolling out training of Life Skills Teachers on revised Life skills curriculum including HIV and Sexuality Education for Grades 4 -7. The training which started in March 2015 will run through to November 2015. At least 500 Life skills teachers are expected to be reached.

MEDIA ADVISORY: BMA, UNESCO and partners light up Bangkok Art and Culture Centre lights up with week of activities for International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT) 2015

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA), UNESCO Bangkok and many partners will light up the façade of the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre with a massive rainbow-coloured display to commemorate this year’s International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT).

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