On 18 May, FRA will take part in a side meeting in Paris at the International Ministerial Meeting on Education Sector Responses to Violence Based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity/Expression, jointly organised by the Council of Europe and UNESCO.
The event as a whole will feature the launch of the first UN Global Report on the nature, scope and impact of violence based on sexual orientation and gender identity/expression in educational settings. It provides education-sector stakeholders with a framework for planning and implementing effective responses to this type of school-related gender-based violence, as part of wider efforts to prevent and address violence in schools. At the side meeting, FRA will present evidence on the experiences of LGBT people in educational setting, drawn from its EU LGBT survey and from interviews the agency conducted with professionals from the education sector. The evidence presented by FRA will also consider legal developments regarding protection from discrimination in the context of education and/or professional training.