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  1. Addressing homophobia in schools: how key stakeholders can ensure safe and inclusive schools. Mexico City Ministerial Declaration - "Educating to Prevent"

    The Mexico City Ministerial Declaration "Educating to Prevent" is a strategic tool to strengthen HIV-prevention efforts in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) by ensuring access to quality, comprehensive sexuality education and sexual and reproductive health services. Moreover, the Declaration also seeks to foster equity among all people and to combat discrimination, including discrimination based on an individual's HIV status, sexual orientation, or gender identity.

  2. Fashioning sexual selves: examining the care of the self in urban adolescent sexuality and gender discourses

    This paper presents data from a qualitative study of urban high school students that asked students to reflect on the experiences of their lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, and questioning peers. The focus group participants wrote letters to an imaginary new student at their school, discussed what they see and hear in their schools, and kept journals recording a week's worth of observations. …

  3. The 2009 national school climate survey: the experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth in our nation's schools

    In our 2009 survey, we examine the experiences of LGBT students with regard to indicators of negative school climate: hearing biased remarks, including homophobic remarks, in school; feeling unsafe in school because of personal characteristics, such as sexual orientation, gender expression, or race/ethnicity; missing classes or days of school because of safety reasons; and experiences of harassment and assault in school. We also examine the possible negative effects of a hostile school climate on LGBT students' academic achievement, educational aspirations, and psychological well-being. …

  4. Harsh realities: the experiences of transgender youth in our nation's schools

    Our 2007 National School Climate Survey report provided information about transgender students' experiences of in-school victimization. The purpose of this report is to expand upon these findings by providing a broader picture of transgender students' school experiences nationwide, both in comparison to and independent of their non-transgender lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) peers. …

  5. From silence to safety and beyond: historical trends in addressing lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender issues in K-12 schools

    The purpose of this article is to provide an historical overview of changing perspectives in education practice and literature on addressing lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) issues in public K-12 schools. This article describes how the presentation and analysis of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender issues in the past 80 years have evolved into one of the primary points of contention in the battle over what values related to sexuality and gender schools should reflect. …

  6. Bullying and homophobia in Canadian schools: the politics of policies, programs, and educational leadership

    During the past ten years, attention on bullying has intensified among educators, parents, journalists, and educational researchers in the wake of high-profile incidents of bullying in some Canadian schools. Safe schools policies and programs have proliferated as a result. However, the issue of homophobia - a pervasive form of bullying - tends to be absent from public discussion, anti-bullying programs, and so-called safe schools policies. This essay explores the politics of bullying and of related policies and programs. …

  7. Bullying in schools towards sexual minority youth

    Gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, questioning and intersex (GLBTQI) youth, and those perceived to be GLBTQI, face extensive verbal and physical bullying in schools. Although increasing attention has been made at examining the safety concerns of sexual minority (GLBTQI) youth, there remain important gaps in the literature as well as significant sampling limitations. …

  8. Safe and inclusive school environments in the prevention of HIV/STI, violence and mental health problems

    This document summarizes the discussions and most relevant recommendations made during a meeting of experts that immediately followed the Experts Consultation on Comprehensive Sexuality Education in Mexico City on 1-2 September, 2009. …

  9. Roseau Declaration on the Education Sector's Response to HIV and AIDS

    This declaration is the conclusion of the special session on the response of the education sector to HIV & AIDS. It was written at the meeting of Ministers of Education of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States, participating in a meeting in Roseau (Dominica), the 27th January 2007. The objectif is to establish harmonised comprehensive policies and to ensure access for all HIV infected and affected children to educational opportunities and healthcare.

  10. First Central American Seminar on HIV-AIDS prevention in educational systems

    The objective of the seminar was to exchange successful experiences carried out on education for preventing HIVAIDS at the Central American level and; to generate regional strategies for advancing the prevention action with high impact within the framework of the national Education for all plans. …

  11. Diversidad sexual en la escuela. Dinámicas pedagógicas para enfrentar la homofobia

    Documento con dinámicas y actividades a realizarse en la escuela orientadas a fomentar el respeto a la diversidad sexual. Este manual se organiza en cuatro capítulos centrales y otros apartados complementarios. …

  12. Dominica Association of Teachers policy on HIV/AIDS for the teaching profession

    The objectives of this policy are: to ensure a supportive work environment for staff infected and affected by HIV/AIDS; to eliminate stigma and discrimination in the workplace on the basis of real or perceived HIV status or vulnerability to HIV infection; to reduce the number of new infections among teachers, their families and to ensure that the rights of teachers living with HIV/AIDS are fully respected.

  13. Strengthening the education sector response to school health, nutrition and HIV/AIDS in the Caribbean region: a rapid survey of thirteen countries

    The overall objectives of this rapid survey undertaken by EduCan in early 2008 are to inform the development of both regional and national level education sector policies and strategies on school health, nutrition and HIV in the Caribbean region. The survey also aims to describe the current situation of education sector response to school health, nutrition, HIV and stigma, and to provide a baseline for monitoring progress. It also aims to provide data on the allocation and mobilization of resources used in such education sector responses across the region.

  14. Escola que Protege: enfrentando a violência contra crianças e adolescentes

    Esta publicación está dirigida a educadores y entrega información sobre las diferentes formas de violencia a las que están expuestos niños y adolescentes, apuntando a tomar acciones prácticas de respuesta a estas situaciones. Se basa en la noción que el conocimiento y el diálogo fortalecerá como grupo social capaz de combatir la violencia con cuidado y protección integrales. En el primer capítulo, se muestra una breve retrospectiva sobre los riesgos y vulnerabilidades que enfrentan niños y adolescentes. …

  15. Educando en la diversidad. Orientación sexual e identidad de género en las aulas: Material pedagógico para aminorar la discriminación por orientación sexual e identidad de género en los establecimientos educacionales de Chile

    Manual de divulgación contra la discriminación por orientación sexual e identidad de género en escuelas. Definición de las diferentes orientaciones sexuales. Discriminación y Derechos Humanos. Políticas educacionales en Chileásobre esta área. Temas a desarrollar en aula.

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