12.12.2013 - UNESCO Office in Brasilia

Activists in UN event in Brazil defend that inclusive education has to approach LGBT issue in school curricula

UN promotes a debate on combating violence against LGBT population and inclusive education.

Lines of action to combat violence against LGBT population was the theme of a discussion taken place on 11 December in the World Forum on Human Rights, in Brasilia (Brazil). Among other measures, it was advocated the plain insertion of the theme in schools in order to develop an inclusive education.

The discussion was organized by five UN agencies in Brazil, which gathered the federal deputy Jean Wyllys (PSOL), coordinator of the Parliamentary  Mixed Front for LGBT Citizenship  and other gender specialists of the Parliamentary Front in Defense of Human Rights; the president of the Travesty Association of Salvador, Keila Simpson; the general-coordinator of LGBT rights at Human Rights Secretariat of the Presidency of the Republic of Brazil, Gustavo Bernardes; and professor Kleber Fabio, who has suffered homophobic violence at school in Curitiba and today, he teaches themes related to education and sexuality in the same school.

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