HOMBAT – Combating HOMophoBic And Transphobic bullying in schools
HOMBAT aims to create a solid and sustainable framework for the prevention and combating of Homophobic & Transphobic bullying in schools.
Grant Agreement Number: 764746
Funded by: REC Duration: 01/10/2017-31/09/2019
The 2016 Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA) report “Professionally speaking: challenges to achieving equality for LGBT people” revealed widespread bullying of LGBT persons at schools in all EU Member States. The professionals stress that many Member States lack policies and implementation mechanisms, which tackle the discrimination that LGBT students face. Where anti-bullying measures are in place, these are often generic and can be ineffective in dealing with bullying on the specific grounds of sexual orientation or gender identity. Other findings include the lack of objective information on sexual orientation and gender identity in schools, the lack of training of teachers and school staff about the fundamental rights of LGBT students, and low levels of awareness and knowledge about LGBT needs.
HOMBAT contributes to the prevention and combating of homophobia and transphobia (HT) in Greece, Cyprus and Lithuania, by promoting the prevention and tackling of HT bullying in schools, building the capacities of teachers/school advisors on preventing and addressing HT bullying, enhancing multi-actor cooperation on combatting HT bullying in schools, and raising awareness about HT bullying in the educational environment.