Kaleidoscope Trust

Conference: Tackling homophobia and sexuality-related violence through education in low/middle income countries

January 22, 2015, Institute of Education, London

Globally, there is ongoing concern about the wellbeing of young people who experience violence and bullying in and through school and other educational settings. Of increasing concern over the last few years has been bullying in educational settings in low- and middle-income  (as well as a number of high-income countries) related to same-sex sexualities – and often understood as being informed by homophobia.


To build on work on school-related gender based violence and homophobia in low- and middle-income countries and to stimulate further interest in the UK, the Kaleidoscope Trust in cooperation with the Institute of Education University of London are holding a one-day event bringing together students, advocates, educationalists, researchers and those involved in programme and policy development.

The event aims to enable participants to:

  1. share ideas about successful and promising practice to address homophobic violence in low and middle income countries
  2. learn from successful and promising practice in preventing and ameliorating school related gender-based violence (SRGBV) to better address homophobic bullying and victimisation
  3. explore commonalities and differences when tackling SRGBV and homophobic violence in different educational contexts
  4. consider how homophobia might best be addressed in different educational phases (primary, secondary and tertiary)
  5. identify gaps in research
  6. outline an agenda for action and research

Find the preliminary programme of the day here

Venue / Ticket Information

22 January 2015 

9.30am - 5pm

Venue: Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London WC1H 0AL

Places are free of charge.  


To register, please send an email to: shortcourses@ioe.ac.uk  with these details: your name; personal title (such as Ms, Dr, Mr); your organisation and organisational title (such as manager, lecturer, volunteer); your email address; a contact telephone number. Places are allocated on a first come, first served basis.