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UNESCO runs social media campaign with LGBTI youth organization IGLYO

17 May 2016

UNESCO is supporting a new social media campaign by the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Intersex Youth Organisation (IGLYO). The No More Hiding campaign profiles six young people from across the world who have been personally impacted by homophobic/transphobic violence in education.

A new image is being released each day, from May 10 – 17, culminating with the launch of a short film by IGLYO at UNESCO’s International Ministerial Meeting on Education Sector Responses to Violence Based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity/Expression, on 17-18 May.

Students who are, or are perceived to be, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or intersex (LGBTI), experience a higher prevalence of violence in educational settings than their peers, and many feel unsafe at school. The No More Hiding campaign aims to raise awareness of the issue, ensuring all young people achieve an inclusive and equitable education.