Sharing experiences of LGBTI violence in schools

On 18 May, FRA took part in a side meeting 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 featured 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. At the side meeting, FRA presented evidence on the experiences of LGBT people in educational settings, drawn from the EU LGBT survey and from interviews the agency conducted with professionals from the education sector. Participants in the meeting expressed their appreciation for FRA’s work in the field of the fundamental rights of LGBTI people and encouraged it to continue working in the area