International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender And Queer Youth And Student Organization

Objectives and Mission: 

IGLYO is an international membership-based umbrella organization that aims to empower and enable its members to ensure representation of LGBTQ youth and student issues. IGLYO’s approach promotes cooperation and joint strategies, and often advocates on behalf of members to international bodies, institutions and other organizations.

General description: 

IGLYO main activities include organizing conferences, study sessions, training seminars and workshops.
Education:
·       to increase teacher’s and other school staff’s capacity to create an inclusive learning environment for LGBTQ students;
·       to increase the capacity of member organizations to highlight homophobic and transphobic bullying;
·       to increase awareness of the impacts of homophobic and transphobic bullying through research, resources and online campaigning;
·       to increase awareness and application of norm-critical approaches as a tool to highlight social exclusion within education and wider society.
Intersectionality:
·       to increase member organizations knowledge and awareness of intersectionality on both a theoretical and practical level;
·       to increase the skills and capacity of member organizations to embed intersectional approaches throughout their work to ensure greater inclusivity and wider participation;
·       to increase dialogue and information sharing between member organizations around intersectionality in practice;
·       to increase IGLYO’s policy work on multiple discrimination and intersectionality.
Social Inclusion:
·       to increase the inclusion of LGBTQ youth issues within ‘mainstream’ society through partnership work with European civil society organizations;
·       to increase the capacity of IGLYO and its member organizations to be more inclusive through greater diversity monitoring and analysis work;
     ·       to reduce the social exclusion of LGBTQ youth and students in mainstream society by promoting norm criticism as a tool for challenging privilege and highlighting marginalisation both to its members and civil society organizations.

Field of Interest: 
Education, Social sciences