Challenging sexuality and gender based bullying in schools: the executive summary of a report about sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination in WA schools Report uri icon

abstract

  • Greater recognition of discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity led the United Nations to take a direct stand against school-based homophobic bullying. The UN Secretary-General called the prevalence of this specific type of bullying a public health crisis. UNESCO has released several documents guiding education sectors globally to explicitly address it. Education leadership are advised to take urgent action in this research report executive summary, and to prevent the need for a reactive approach to homophobic discrimination and bullying driven by the type of legal actions and public protests now emerging across several Australian states.

publication date

  • 2012