• Stop Homophobic Bullying in Schools

    This national campaign began in 2006 as a programme at BeLonG To. Through a process of Critical Social Education with the Youth Work Team, young people decided that because they weren’t being fully supported around homophobic bullying in school they wanted to do something about it themselves. This became the largest LGBT campaign of any kind in Ireland, and one driven by young people.

    The campaign was run in partnership with the Equality Authority with the support of the major educational partners in Ireland. The Campaign was launched by Minister for State at the Department of Education, Ms. Shíle DeValera you can read a copy of her address at the launch of the campaign here.


       

     

    BeLonG To’s advocacy campaigns were highlighted in National Youth Council of Ireland's Active Youth Participation publication (2008), as case study of best practice.  IN 2009, a Committee of the Council of Europe listed the Stop Homophobic Bullying in Schools campaign as a ‘Good Practice’ in addressing LGBT inequality in schools.

    One of the most significant aspects of this campaign is that it was supported and endorsed by many of the key stakeholders in the area.

    Supporting and Endorsing Organisations

    Pobal Logo       Garda Síochana Logo    Association of Secondary Teachers in Ireland Logo (ASTI)

    National Parents Council - Post Primary Logo      National Association of Principals & Deputy Principals Logo        Equality Authority Logo

           Teachers Union of Ireland Logo        Loving Our OUt Kids (LOOK) Logo      

     

     

     

     

  • Download the Materials

    As part of the Stop Homophobic Bullying in Schools campaign a number of different resources were including posters for display in schools and a handy information booklet entitled 'Making Your School Safe'.

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