UNESCO New Delhi launched its video documentary titled ‘Champions of Change‘ in October 2022, focusing on the challenges faced by LGBTQIA+ learners.
Bullying and discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity, and expression (SOGIE) in schools adversely affect LGBTQIA+ and gender non-conforming students’ physical and psychological health.
UNESCO New Delhi recorded videos capturing experiences of transgender people who overcame challenges related to stigma, discrimination, violence, and bullying in educational institutions and became achievers in their professional lives.
The video builds understanding on the scale and impact of homophobic bullying in educational institutions. It also provides recommendations on how to prevent and addresses school-based bullying faced by LGBTQIA+ learners.