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Initiatives by public actors

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Embracing Diversity - proposals for an education free of homophobia and transphobia

By the Spanish Institute for Women and Equal Opportunities, 2015

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Lesson plan - UNESCO and IDAHO

By UNESCO and IDAHO, 2013

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Ireland - Anti-bullying procedures for primary and post-primary schools

Department of Education and Skills, Ireland, 2013

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Discriminations LGBT-phobes à l’école - état des lieux et recommandations (in French)

A report on homophobic and transphobic school bullying.

By Michel Teychenné on behalf of the French Minister of Education, June 2013

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Guidance on the application of the UK Equality Act for schools

Equality and Human Rights Commission has produced guidance on the application of the UK Equality Act for schools.

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Equality and Diversity - Building a Culture of Equality in our Society

By Mary Gannon and Aoife Ruane-Kelly, The CDVEC Curriculum Development Unit and Centre for Cross Border Studies, 2012

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Grounds for Action - Building a Culture of Equality in our Society

By The Equality Authority, 2012

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The Good Policy and Practice in HIV and Health Education

The Good Policy and Practice in HIV and Health Education Series - Booklet 8: Education Sector Responses to Homophobic Bullying by UNESCO’s Section of HIV and Health Education, 2012

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UNESCO Technical Guidelines on Sexuality Education

By UNESCO, December 2009,

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Violence reduction in schools training pack

By Council of Europe, 2009

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Developing a Code of Behaviour: Guidelines for Schools

By National Educational Welfare Board, Ireland, 2008

Legal document issued under the Education (Welfare) Act 2000. Schools must use it when preparing or reviewing their codes of student behaviour. It incorporates references to the legal duties schools have under the Equal Status Acts concerning homophobic and transphobic harassment.

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Schools and the Equal Status Acts

By the Equality Authority and the Department of Education, Ireland, 2005

The guide to the Equal Status Acts of Ireland was jointly published by the Department of Education and the Equality Authority, and sent to every school by the Department. It sets out the law in plain English.

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