France introduced a national campaign in the fight to eradicate anti-LGBT incidents in middle and high schools across the country.
France’s Ministry of National Education and Youth launched Tous Égaux, Tous Alliés (All Equal, All Allies). It’s a campaign that ensures all state schools put up anti-bullying posters, as well as provide accompanying guides about LGBT students for teachers.
The Ministry is engaged in the fight against all forms of discrimination and violence, including those of a homophobic or transphobic nature. Whether you are students or staff of National Education schools, find adapted services and resources to prevent, understand, listen and accompany.
In a post on their website, France’s Ministry said he is determined to fight “all forms of discrimination and violence, including those of a homophobic or transphobic nature.”
SOS Homophobia spearheaded the campaign, which aims to make LGBTI youth in France feel more included at school. They found an increase of reports of anti-LGBT incidents by 38% in the last year.
Their recent report also said this causes decreased self-esteem, isolation and dropping out of school. The risk of suicide attempts remains four times higher for LGBT youth than for the rest of the population.