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“Hayaan Niyo Na Lang Kami”

Diskriminasyon sa mga estudyanteng LGBT sa Pilipinas

Schools should be safe places for everyone. However in the Philippines, students who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) too often find that their schooling experience is marred by bullying, discrimination, lack of access to LGBT-related information, and in some cases, physical or sexual assault. This Human Rights Watch (HRW) report is based on interviews and group discussions conducted in 10 cities on the major Philippine islands of Luzon and the Visayas with 76 secondary school students or recent graduates who identified as LGBT or questioning, 22...

Schools should be safe places for everyone. However in the Philippines, students who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) too often find that their schooling experience is marred by bullying, discrimination, lack of access to LGBT-related information, and in some cases, physical or sexual assault. This Human Rights Watch (HRW) report is based on interviews and group discussions conducted in 10 cities on the major Philippine islands of Luzon and the Visayas with 76 secondary school students or recent graduates who identified as LGBT or questioning, 22 students or recent graduates who did not identify as LGBT or questioning, and 46 parents, teachers, counselors, administrators, service providers, and experts on education. It examines three broad areas in which LGBT students encounter problems - bullying and harassment, discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity, and a lack of information and resources - and recommends steps that lawmakers, DepEd, and school administrators should take to uphold LGBT students’ right to a safe and affirming educational environment.

Author: N/A
Publication year:
2017
Language: Tagalog
Content category: Publication
Resource type:
Reports & summaries
Format:
PDF, 9p
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