Archive: GALE

Nine candidates for the GALE Association Committee - February 09, 2017

9 February 2017 - The period for proposing candidates for the GALE Association Committee has closed. The profiles of the candidates are now on the voting page so the GALE members can orient themselves on who to vote. The elections will take place online between 15 February and 1 March. Any of them can be elected provided they have a minimum of 10 votes. Here are the campaign texts candidates wrote (in order of submission).
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What is the GALE Association Committe going to do? - February 08, 2017

8 February 2017 - Between 15 February and 1 March the GALE members will elect a GALE Association Committee. It is the first time there will be an elected representation of the membership. But what is their position and task? This article will go into these questions.
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GALE calls for candidates for the GALE Association Committee - December 27, 2016

27 December 2016 - In February, GALE will hold elections for the first GALE Association Committee. The Committee will be a representation of the members and will advise about the global strategy of GALE in the following five years. Now, the call for candidates has opened. Members are asked to make their interest to be a candidate know to p.dankmeijer@gale.info and to submit a short campaign text to be published on the GALE website.
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GALE failed to address lack of influence on standard setting mechanisms at UNESCO - December 14, 2016

14 December 2016 - At the world conference of UNESCO affiliated NGOs, GALE tried to discuss the failure of UNESCO to include NGOs in the review of the implementation of conventions. The attempt failed, but may be put on the agenda next year. In the mean time, GALE keeps working on improved participation of NGOs in the UNESCO standard setting mechanisms, especially to make our voices heard in the consultation of the Convention Against Discrimination in Education and the Recommendation on Human Rights Education. Image: Peter Dankmeijer offering information to the participants of the UNESCO NGO conference, Paris, 13 December.
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GALE calls to help improve new strategic education guide - November 24, 2016

24 November 2016 - GALE calls activists on LGBTI education to help improve a new guide for LGBT education strategy. They can help by reading the guide, fill in a short survey. Some experts will also be asked if they are willing to be interviewed during one hour. The improved guide will be published in May 2017.
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First digital course for companies - August 31, 2016

August 31, 2016 - Today the registration for opens for the new virtual course on how companies can deal with sexual diversity. The course focuses on both commercial companies and non-profit organizations. It is available in English, Italian and Dutch. One can register here.
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Inspiration for student participation on LGBTI issues in schools - August 30, 2016

August 30, 2016 - Today GALE presents a brochure "Organizing student's voices on sexual diversity in school". The brochure is a summary of a series internationally tested methods to involve LGBTI and straight students in the fight against homophobia and transphobia in schools.
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gale presents e-course for high school teachers - August 28, 2016

August 28, 2016 - Today GALE presents a novelty: the first e-course on sexual diversity for teachers in secondary education. The course is free until the end of this year. Then schools must pay a fee for maintenance of the course. The course is available in English, but also in Spanish, Italian, Dutch and Basque. One can register here.
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GALE offers European course on SOGI-phobia again in April - February 28, 2016

In July 2015, GALE offered a European course on combating homophobia and transphobia in schools in Sitges, Spain. The course will be repeated from Monday 4 April until Friday 8 April. The course takes place in Sitges and is hosted by SVS (Assocation of Sitges Volunteers).
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Omar Didi includes sexual diversity in UNESCO youth policy - February 05, 2016

October 28, 2015 - The youth representative of GALE at the UNESCO Youth Forum struggled to include sexual diversity in the final recommendations. It is only a few years ago that UNESCO deemed LGBTI issues an "extremely sensitive issue". This is now slowly changing. Omar Didi did not get all the recommendations he aimed for, but at least one. "At the next youth forum", he says, "we need to go with more LGBTI young people."
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