Right to Education

The Global Alliance for LGBT Education carries out a continuous mapping of the implementation of the Right to Education for LGBTI students. We developed a short survey with 21 questions GALE Right to Education Checklist. This political survey maps the level of implementation of the right to education in your country. The background of the survey is explained in our publication Advocate for Sexual Diversity Education. Suggestions for possible action are offered in the "GALE Committee Guide".

The results are published on the GALE World Map (see homepage). When you click on a country, you will find a factsheet about that State. Regularly, we also publish a list of how States score and a report. The function of this monitor is to create a dialogue between LGBTI activists, the authorities and the education sector. Dialogue and cooperation between these actors is the most effective way to improve the situation in schools.

Strategic action: development of the GALE Committee Guide

Just filling in a survey will not change anything. GALE stimulates the creation of national or local GALE Committees which aim to improve education policies in a strategic way. We are currently developing a guide for this. The "GALE Committee Guide" will be pretested from November 2016 until January 2017 by survey and Skype interviews. If you are interested to take part in this collaborative review, let us know at info@gale.info and we will contact you.

International policy: the No Bullying Coalition

Currently, GALE leads an international exploration find out how civil society can strategically operate to stimulate and support UN priorities on LGBTI issues in education. A growing number of NGOs is taking part in this No Bullying Coalition.

Under the other submenu's you can read more our current general ideas about strategic action:

  • Organize yourself: how to create a strategic education committee.
  • Do research: how to find the facts on which you can base a strategic plan.
  • Act strategically: how to develop a strategic plan and concrete actions, based on the facts. And how to monitor whether your plan actually does what you want.

In the summer of 2016 we will publish a full guide on how to organization a strategic education committee of GALE Committee.