jeudi 29 septembre 2011

Education for all ‘fails’ transgender test: barriers face those of a different gender identity

"Education policy in Thailand has focused on promoting “education for all” and “gender equality,” but what do these terms truly mean and have they been achieved? While the needs of many disadvantaged communities have begun to be addressed, this progress has yet to be seen for transgender students. Transgenders, whose gender identity does not match the sex of their birth, routinely feel out of place at school."

A guest column by Kath Khangpiboon from UNESCO Bangkok's newsletter, "Voices", n° 27, September 2011 p.18.

To go further, you may also want to consult the website of UNESCO-IIEP's Policy Forum on Gender Equality in Education: Looking beyond parity, which will be taking place in Paris on October 3-4, 2011.

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