The LGBTI Community within the Public Education System in Costa Rica

When, local time: 
Monday, 12 December 2016 -
4:00pm to 6:00pm
Where: 
Costa Rica, San José
Type of Event: 
Special Event
Contact: 
Alina Orrico, a.orrico@unesco.org

The Costa Rican State has adopted various international legal instruments that accord the right to non-discrimination for gender or sexual orientation. This said, there remain important challenges regarding inclusion within the public education system in Costa Rica. On December 12, UNESCO will host Gabriela Mora Mora, who will present her thesis on the LGBTI Community Within the Public Education System in Costa Rica.

The presentation will be followed by a period for questions and an open discussion.

Gabriela Mora will present the current context in which Costa Rica finds itself, with respect to constitutional interpretations, decrees, and administrative guidelines. Following this, she will provide a normative analysis of the regulations emitted by the Public Education Ministry, and an analysis in comparative law of the different norms that exist in countries such as Brazil and the United States.

Gabriela will present real cases of bullying, harassment, and discrimination towards LGBTI students, and will end her presentation with proposals for new regulations.

The Vice-President of the Republic of Costa Rica, Ana Helena Chacón Echeverría, as well as Alberto Sánchez Mora, UN Specialist on Gender, will also participate in the event.