Day 15 – Reduce bullying in schools

#30DaysOfAction

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According to the 2015 US Transgender Survey, 77% of those who were out or were perceived as transgender while in school (K-12) had negative experiences. 54% were verbally harassed, 24% were physically attacked, and 13% were sexually assaulted. Bullying has long-term implications as well: 17% trans youth who were harassed left school before earning their diploma, and 6% were expelled. Not earning a high school diploma lowers trans individuals’ chances of employment and increases their exposure to violence if they need to survive through sex work or other street economies.

ACTION!

You can help by downloading and reading one or more of the following:

 

  • GLSEN collection of model school and state policies regarding trans students at

https://www.glsen.org/article/model-laws-policies

 

  • Lambda Legal’s “Bending the Mold: An Action Kit for Transgender Students” at

http://www.lambdalegal.org/sites/default/files/publications/downloads/btm_bending-the-mold_0.pdf

  • Assessing school culture
  • Preventing violence and bullying
  • Securing freedom of gender expression
  • Promoting transgender-inclusive policies
  • Building community and reducing invisibility
  • Protecting confidentiality
  • Making bathrooms and locker rooms accessible
  • Creating equality in sports teams
  • Accessing health care
  • Sample model school policy

 

Take Action!

#30DaysOfAction #TDOR #Trans

https://forge-forward.org/anti-violence/30-days-of-action-2018/