A report soon to be released by UNESCO Bangkok finds that in Asia-Pacific, LGBTI youth are disproportionately at risk of school bullying, discrimination and violence.
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Tun, Aod and Bank* have their sights set on careers as a fashion designer, model and marketing professional, respectively.
Launched in June 2015, the PurpleMySchool campaign is quickly making an impact on the lives of young lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) students across the Asia-Pacific region.
Schools and governments throughout Asia-Pacific are moving beyond the idea that dealing with issues around sexual orientation and gender identity/expression (SOGI/E) is “too sensitive” or “too new”.
On 3 July, more than 80 trainers and managers from family planning associations of 12 different provinces and cities gathered at a meeting in Jilin City of Northeast China to share experiences.
Parents, peers and teachers of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex youth urged to show support for LGBTI youth and create safe spaces for LGBTI students.
As Myanmar opens up, it is essential that focus remains not only on the country’s economic potential, but on the health and well-being of its citizens. A programme for youth leaders was organized.
While Thailand is justifiably celebrated for its openness and the important strides it has made in recognizing LGBTI rights, millions continue to face discrimination, inequality and exclusion.
Advocates for youth most at risk of HIV exposure in Myanmar found hope for a new era of openness and improved access to policy-makers following a recent event in Nay Pyi Taw.
Asia-Pacific countries have committed to taking steps to address homophobic and transphobic bullying in their schools during a three-day regional consultation organized by UNESCO and the UNDP offices.
UNESCO's new video "Imagine That" puts viewers into the shoes of young people who face this type of type of torment daily as victims of homophobic and transphobic bullying in Asia-Pacific schools.
At the World Education forum in 2000, UNESCO, UNICEF and the World Bank jointly launched the FRESH Initiative.