Building peace in the minds of men and women

Partners on Homophobic and Transphobic Violence in Education

  • The IDAHOT Committee was created in 2005 by the founders of the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia. Since that time, the Committee has worked to make May 17 the single biggest LGBT global annual mobilization moment. Their main missions have been to develop the scope, diversity and moral authority of the Day and to support organizations to take action during the Day. May 17 aims to draw the attention of policymakers, opinion leaders, social movements, the public and the media to the violence and discrimination experienced by LGBTI people internationally.
  • Education Development Center (EDC) is a global nonprofit organization that designs, delivers and evaluates innovative programs to address some of the world’s most urgent challenges in education, health, and economic opportunity. EDC has conducted research and developed a number of resources for bullying prevention including on issues such as bystanders and cyberbullying.
  • The Global Alliance for LGBT Education (GALE) is a learning community focusing on education about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) issues. GALE has developed a toolkit to make schools more accessible for all learners and to tackle the high rates of school drop out because of homophobic bullying. The toolkit contains 12 tools to integrate adequate attention of LBGT topics in curricula and school policies and includes practical tips for dealing with resistance to the introduction of school policies and measures to tackle homophobic bullying.
  • The Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN), is the leading national education organization focused on ensuring safe schools for all students in the US. Resources available for educators include Ready, Set, Respect’, a toolkit to prepare teachers for teaching about respect in elementary schools; guides and lesson plans for creating LGBT inclusive environments; a teachers’ guide on how to develop the ThinkB4YouSpeak campaign, which addresses homophobic name calling in the school environment; as well as the Safe Space Kit to be used by educators and learners to help make schools safe for LGBT youth.
  • The International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer Youth and Student Organization (IGLYO) has published Guidelines for an LGBTQ-inclusive education, as well as a periodical themed publication called "IGLYO on..." which provides lobbying, networking knowledge as well as information support for LGBT Youth and Students organisations in their fight for equality and justice.