For more information about publications please see What UNESCO does on homophobic and transphobic violence in education.
- Out in the open: education sector responses to violence based on sexual orientation and gender identity/expression, UNESCO, 2016.
Summary report available in English and French.
This report provides the first ever overview of the most up-to-date data on the nature, scope and impact of homophobic and transphobic violence in education, and looks at current actions to address it. It also provides education sector stakeholders with a framework for planning and implementing effective responses as part of wide efforts to prevent and address violence in schools.
- From Insult to Inclusion: Asia-Pacific report on Bullying, Violence and Discrimination on the Basis of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, UNESCO, 2015.
Download the Executive Summary.
This report provides a comprehensive review into school bullying, violence and discrimination, based on sexual orientation and gender identity or expression. It calls for comprehensive education sector programmes in the Asia Pacific, that are based on evidence and supported by policy.
- La violencia homofóbica y transfóbica en el ámbito escolar en Latinoamérica: hacia centros educativos inclusivos y seguros, UNESCO, 2015.
In Spanish only.
This document presents a wide approach of the types of school violence affecting in the Latin American region, especially homophobic and transphobic violence. It also presents tools for the development and safety of students, ensuring that they enjoy theirs fundamental rights, especially their right to education.
- El bullying homofóbico y transfóbico en centros educativos: taller de sensibilización para su prevención (Guía de facilitación), UNESCO, 2015.
In Spanish only.
The publication formulates strategies to help teachers and education authorities deal with homophobic and transphobic violence from a human rights perspective
- Bullying targeting secondary school students who are or are perceived to be transgender or same sex attracted: Types, prevalence, impact, motivation and preventivemeasures in 5 provinces of Thailand, UNESCO Bangkok, 2014.
Thailand is often perceived as very accepting of sexual orientation and gender identity/expression, but in many cases, lesbian, gay bisexual and transgender people are only tolerated, not accepted. This study investigates the nature, scale and impact of bullying targeting students who are or are perceived to be same-sex attracted or transgender, and looks at the support provided to them within educational settings.
- Education Sector Responses to Homophobic Bullying, UNESCO, 2012.
Also available in Chinese, French, Italian, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
This booklet sets out the rationale for the education sector to address homophobic bullying, by providing an overview of the nature, extent and consequences of homophobic bullying in educational institutions. It provides a practical guide to possible action that can be taken which countries can adapt according to what is feasible in their specific context, and outlines strategies to prevent and address homophobic bullying in educational institutions, highlighting examples of good policy and practice as well as research findings, innovative interventions and lessons learned.
- International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia Lesson Plan, UNESCO, IDAHOT, 2012.
Also available in French, German. Locally adapted for Thailand in "Lesson Plans for teaching about sexual and gender diversity".
Each year, the world celebrates the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO) on May 17th. UNESCO and the IDAHO Committee propose teachers take advantage of the day to conduct an “IDAHO Lesson” so that they contribute to create safer learning environments, address discrimination and encourage respect and tolerance between and amongst learners. Four activities aimed at both primary and secondary level classes (two activities for each level) have been developed for use by teachers and facilitators.
Message from UNESCO's Director General on the occasion of IDAHOT