Costa Rica: SEC campaigns and mobilises on LGBT rights

published 1 July 2019 updated 15 November 2019

Despite a backlash against the so-called gender ideology promoted by conservative organisations, the Costa Rican Education Union (Sindicato de Trabajadoras y Trabajadores de la Educación Costarricense - SEC) has been actively campaigning to promote the rights of LGBT teachers and students.

Working in alliance with the Human Rights Research Centre (CIPAC) and the Ministry of Public Education, it has produced a wide-range of written materials and posters and carries out training and awareness activities. Since 2015, it has celebrated the international day against homophobia. The union has also been active in the campaign to support the new ILO Convention 190 on violence and harassment.