Zagreb Pride in cooperation with the Lesbian Organization Rijeka LORI organizes a panel on "Homophobia and Transphobia in the Education System" on Wednesday, 14. December in 19: 30 classes at the Faculty of Political Science.

Gender orientation and / or gender identity are common grounds for discrimination, social stigmatization and marginalization within the educational system. Since there are concrete resistances to introducing educational content and practices that would make school staff and students acquainted with the theme of homophobic and transfobic violence of the school to make them safer, the purpose of the panel is to warn of the psycho-social consequences of such violence for LGBTIQ students and young people.

Representatives of civil society organizations dealing with the topic of education and representatives of educational institutions with experience in combating violence based on sexual orientation and gender identity will participate in the panel.

Speakers will be:

Sabina Saltović, Associate Professor of Psychology, The First Rijeka Croatian Grammar School
Martina Horvat, GOOD Initiative
Sunčica Remenar, professor, Craftschool for Personal Services
Iva Žegura, psychologist, Vrapče Psychiatric Clinic
Dino Markešić, student, Mechanical Engineering School Faust Vrančić
Mia Gona, activist, Zagreb Pride