Presentation on theme: "Introduction IGLYO began in 1984 as the International Gay & Lesbian Youth Organisation Over the years it has evolved to become the International Lesbian,"— Presentation transcript:
Introduction IGLYO began in 1984 as the International Gay & Lesbian Youth Organisation Over the years it has evolved to become the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Queer Youth & Student Organisation ILGBTQYS just didn’t sound quite as good, though.
Vision IGLYO’s vision is: a world where we, young people in all our diversity, are able to express and define our own sexual orientations, gender identities and gender expressions without discrimination, violence or hatred. We work for world where we can participate without limitation in our lives and communities, so we can rise to our full potential, enjoying respect, celebration and positive recognition.
Mission IGLYO's mission is: to be the leading voice representing LGBTQ youth and students to international bodies, institutions and organisations to promote and advocate for the rights of LGBTQ youth and students to provide a platform which facilitates networking and promotes solidarity amongst LGBTQ youth and student activists to support and empower the work of our members
Structure IGLYO has over eighty members from across the pan European region We have a Board of eight young people who are elected at our General Assembly for a two year mandate The Board are supported by the Secretariat, which consists of two full time staff, an Executive Co-ordinator and a Programmes & Policy Officer
Board 2014 Our elected Board began their mandate in January and consist of: Ani Giorgadze, Women’s Initiatives (Georgia) Ashot Gevorgyan, We For Civil Equality (Armenia) Eirik Rise, Skeiv Ungdom (Norway) George Charonis, Color Youth (Greece) Orlaith Henderson, Here NI (Northern Ireland) Patrick Dempsey, BeLonG To (Ireland) Alexa Santos, rede ex aequo (Portugal)
How We Work IGLYO is a capacity building and networking organisation. We achieve this through: Conferences Study Sessions Training & Workshops External Representations Publications & Resources: http://www.iglyo.com/resources/ http://www.iglyo.com/2014/01/29/iglyo-launches-new-research- and-resources-on-homophobic-and-transphobic-bullying/
Some of 2014 activities Feb:IGLYO & ΟΒESSU Study Session - Standing together: action and advocacy against bullying: Budapest, Hungary. April: ILGA-Europe & IGLYO: Norm-critical education: capacity building seminar: Stockholm, Sweden. May: TGEU Council: Budapest, Hungary. May: Sexuality education: the way forward for equality and empowerment: Strasbourg, France. May: IGLYO + COE Responses to homophobic and transphobic hat speech, Budapest, Hungary June: Euro Pride: Oslo, Norway. July: IGLYO and ArchiGay - Intersectionality Conference: Bologna, Italy. Oct: Ilga Europe Annual Conference: Riga, Latvia. November: 30 th Anniversary and GA @ Belong To: Dublin, Scotland.
Priorities for 2014 - 2015 1.Intersectionality and diversity of LGBTQ youth communities Explore the ways that multiple social identities exist all at the same time Develop a better understanding of compound or multiple discrimination Create recommendations for IGLYO and MOs to discuss intersectionality in a policy context We will achieve this by: Hosting a series of round tables with experts, activists, and international NGOs Focus areas will be Race & Ethnicity, Disability, Gender, and Socio-economic Status Developing a publication on the results of the round tables Producing a position paper on Intersectionality to define the key issues for LGBTQ young people
Priorities for 2014 2. Social inclusion of LGBTQ youth and students Highlight the multiple exlusions often faced by LGBTQ youth (age, sexual orientation, gender) Increase understanding of the issue of invisibility around sexual orientation and gender identity Explore the unique experience of LGBTQ people as a minority within their own family compared with other groups We will achieve this by: Delivering a conference on social inclusion Contributing to Structured Dialogue on EU youth policy under the theme of Social Inclusion
Priorities for 2014 3. Education Strengthening of legal mechanisms to eradicate bullying Development of guidelines on inclusive education materials from regional, national, and local authorities Mandatory teacher training to increase the capacity of teachers and administrators on the topic of sexual orientation and gender identity We will achieve this by: Developing and publishing Minimum Standards on Homophobic & Transphobic Bullying in Formal Education Publish research on
IGLYO Member Organizations Developing education programs, local LGBT organizations go to schools and bring the topic of gender identity to mainstream education in Germany. LGBT youth organizations lobbing to put trans issues in the agenda of LGB and ‘T’ organizations in Spain. Implementation of campaigns to tackle transphobia and homophobia in cooperation with the police, in Slovenia Some examples:
IGLYO Member Organizations rede ex aequo: Portuguese LGBT youth and allies organization Transgender day of visibility https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LvWhsRMxakw&feature=youtu.be Trans-Fuzja in Poland Let’s talk gender https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f5Qc3HwMEwM
Trans* and IGLYO What are the main difficulties felt by trans youth within LGBT organizations? How can LGBT organizations promote trans issues? What can IGLYO as an umbrella organization do to support trans youth and students? What other success campaigns or activities you know that put trans Issues on the map?
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