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  1. Trade union rights are human rights 20 October 2023

    Workers exchange strategies for inclusive trade unions and education systems

    Trade unionists gathered for the 6th Education International (EI)/Public Services International (PSI) lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT)+ Forum held on 13 October in Geneva, Switzerland, reaffirming the need for workers, including in the public education sector, to show promising practices on how trade unions are , protecting LGBT+ rights,...

    Workers exchange strategies for inclusive trade unions and education systems
  2. Equity and inclusion 17 May 2023

    IDAHOBIT 2023: Everyone belongs in our unions!

    On May 17th, International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT), Education International (EI) renews its commitment to human rights, respect, social justice, dignity for all, and solidarity.

    IDAHOBIT 2023: Everyone belongs in our unions!
  3. Equity and inclusion 17 May 2023

    Who our students see

    Anthony Brisson

    As an educator who taught at the secondary and university levels, I quickly realized education support personnel (ESP) are the glue to our public schools. ESP are often the first people our students see when they are going to school, and the last people our students see when they get...

    Who our students see
  4. Equity and inclusion 13 March 2023

    Education unions urge governments to fund inclusive education

    “Unions are a place for inclusion”, Australian Education Union (AEU) Federal Secretary Kevin Bates told participants at the Diversity in Education Conference, a Sydney WorldPride event. Education unions from around the world took part in the Sydney WorldPride, a two weeklong celebration of the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender...

    Education unions urge governments to fund inclusive education
  5. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2 March 2023

    From “private affairs” to a statutory Queer Committee in the union

    Bodo Busch

    LGBTI rights in the workplace are human rights and therefore a genuine union issue. The conditions and ways to defend them are very different around the globe. For the German Education & Sciences Union (GEW), the path started from grassroots groups after a reform of the penal code in 1972...

    From “private affairs” to a statutory Queer Committee in the union
  6. Equity and inclusion 9 June 2022

    Labels belong on bottles - not people

    Charles Adams

    NAPTOSA is the second largest teachers’ union in South Africa serving education through its legacy organisations since 1904. The NAPTOSA leadership and membership represent the racial diversity of the country and are inclusive of the LGBTQI+ community.

    Labels belong on bottles - not people
  7. Equity and inclusion 31 May 2022

    Towards schools that are inclusive and respectful of LGBTI people in Latin America

    Bolívar Rojas Vargas

    LGBTI people in Latin American education communities are faced, on a daily basis, with situations that require them to decide whether or not to share information about their sexual orientation or gender identity in the schools where they work, study or take their children. Can Latin American schools, colleges and...

    Towards schools that are inclusive and respectful of LGBTI people in Latin America
  8. Equity and inclusion 17 May 2022

    On Teachers’ Responsibility Towards LGBTQI Students

    Jeremy Gobin

    IGLYO — The International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer and Intersex (LGBTQI) Youth and Student Organisation is the lead youth development and leadership organisation working with LGBTQI young activists, counting more than 100 Member Organisations in over 40 countries in the Council of Europe Region. IGLYO has just released their...

    On Teachers’ Responsibility Towards LGBTQI Students
  9. Equity and inclusion 17 May 2022

    International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, and Transphobia: Safe and inclusive schools for students and teachers in all their diversity

    On 17 May, the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT), Education International (EI), reaffirms our support and efforts to create safe and inclusive schools, universities, and other educational settings for learners and teachers in all their diversity. Safe schools are those where all teachers and students can feel...

    International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, and Transphobia: Safe and inclusive schools for students and teachers in all their diversity
  10. Equity and inclusion 14 June 2021

    Teacher unionists’ continuous advocacy for inclusive education and LGBTI rights

    Educators in Spain and the UK are backing up research by UNESCO and the International LGBTQI Youth and Student Organisation (IGLYO) – a member-based youth and student network –and reiterate their commitment in favour of the inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex (LGBTI) educators and students in education...

    Teacher unionists’ continuous advocacy for inclusive education and LGBTI rights
  11. Democracy 30 March 2021

    "Today, solidarity with women is a fight for democracy”, by Sławomir Broniarz.

    Slawomir Broniarz

    Currently, women and LGBTI people in Poland face a very difficult situation. However, it would be wrong and short-sighted to see attacks on women or LGBTI people as the problem of a single country or of one radically conservative government that seeks to establish an authoritarian regime. Poland is not...

    "Today, solidarity with women is a fight for democracy”, by Sławomir Broniarz.
  12. Union growth 11 October 2020

    Statement | International Coming Out Day

    It’s International Coming Out Day! In celebration, the Council of Global Unions is releasing our LGBTI website to share the work of Global Unions promoting LGBTI rights at work at national, regional and international levels.

    Statement | International Coming Out Day
  13. Equity and inclusion 17 May 2020

    Council of Global Unions Statement | LGBTI rights are a union issue

    Today is the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOBIT). The Council of Global Unions, a group of independent trade union organizations that represent over 200 million workers around the world, reaffirm our commitment to building respect and dignity for all workers. We believe every worker is entitled to...

    Council of Global Unions Statement | LGBTI rights are a union issue
  14. Equity and inclusion 30 September 2019

    Spain: FECCOO calls for new law to protect LGTBI persons in schools and other education institutions

    In September 2019, the Federation of Educators of the Workers’ Commissions (Federación de Enseñanza de Comisiones Obreras - FECCOO) submitted a hate crimes complaint against the organisation ‘HazteOir’ (Get yourself heard) to the Attorney General’s office and the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) of the Council of Europe.

    Spain: FECCOO calls for new law to protect LGTBI persons in schools and other education institutions
  15. Equity and inclusion 4 September 2019

    Australia: AEU supports ‘Wear it Purple Day 2019’

    “Wear it Purple Day” on 30 August was first started in 2010 as a response to tragic events of LGBTQ+ school students who committed suicide as a consequence of bullying and harassment. The movement is designed to show rainbow young people they are accepted and celebrated for who they are...

    Australia: AEU supports ‘Wear it Purple Day 2019’
  16. Equity and inclusion 30 August 2019

    Brazil: CNTE defends the rights of LGBTQ+ students in schools

    To commemorate the National Day of Lesbian Visibility, 29 August 2019, the Education Commission of the Chamber of Deputies held a debate on discrimination against LGBTI+ students in schools.

    Brazil: CNTE defends the rights of LGBTQ+ students in schools
  17. Equity and inclusion 28 August 2019

    Argentina: CONADU takes measures to advance LGBTI rights

    In August 2019, the Federation of University Teachers (Federación de Docentes Universitarios -CONADU) adopted a new protocol on discrimination, harassment and violence on grounds of gender or sexual orientation, perpetrated by their members.

    Argentina: CONADU takes measures to advance LGBTI rights
  18. Equity and inclusion 23 August 2019

    Rainbow resources

    Here is some great in-depth reading material on two very relevant topics: how to support your transgender and non-binary students and protection against discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation or gender identity.

    Rainbow resources