Event Details

Event Name BeLonG To Stand Up Week
Event Type National Event
Event Date 13/11/2017
Duration 5 days
Location Takes place in schools and youth services around Ireland
Course Provider BeLonG To
Comment Stand Up! Week tackles homophobic and transphobic bullying by increasing awareness, friendship and support for LGBT students by other students.2

Why do we need Stand Up! Week

Many lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) young people develop their sexual and gender identities within supportive families and communities and are leading happy lives. However, many other LGBT young people experience serious levels of homophobia, transphobia and exclusion in their schools, youth clubs and local areas.

BeLonG To’s Stand Up! campaign was identified as one of the key actions schools can take under the Government’s National Action Plan on Bullying. Funded by the Department of Education and Skills, the National Office for Suicide Prevention(HSE) and the Department of Children and Youth Affairs, the campaign calls on young people across Ireland to support their LGBT friends.

Dr Carol-Anne O'Brien BeLonG To's Director of Advocacy finds that “Stand Up! tackles bullying by bringing a positive message of friendship to all students. It also tells LGBT young people that they are not alone, and they do not have to suffer or witness homophobic or transphobic bullying in their schools.”

Stand Up Week 2017
This years Stand Up! Week will be held 13 - 17 November 2017, and will take place schools and youth services around Ireland.

During Stand Up! Week teachers and youth workers will offer all young people who participate in their centre/school the opportunity to participate in fun and educational activities. These will increase awareness, build supportive links among young people and reduce the incidence of bullying and name-calling. The Educational Pack for Stand Up! Week will include a poster and activities for each youth centre and school. Other fun events will be organized to publicise Stand Up! Week and encourage young people to participate.

Stand Up! is useful in helping schools to meet the DES' Anti-Bullying Procedure, which require schools to develop anti-bullying policies - including prevention strategies.
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Contact Details

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Telephone 01 670 6223
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