Research report
Published 2014

There is a clear need for long-term policies and a supported strategy against homophobia and sexism in educational policies and the national curriculum in Brazil. This audit analyses key aspects of public policies in education and sexuality in Brazil, which were designed as part of the wider 2004 programme ‘Brazil Without Homophobia’ (BWH – Programa Brasil sem Homofobia). The report presents an analysis of public education policies and considers where these policies intersect with programmes aimed at preventing and reducing discrimination and violence against LGBT people. The first part of the report details the Brazilian social context focusing on levels of inequality and poverty, educational indicators, data on homophobic violence and an assessment of dogmatic religious discourses that are increasingly affecting policymaking and implementations in areas pertaining to sexuality. The report then considers the intersection of education policies with sexuality and examines this intersection in relation to national policy measures aimed at tackling homophobia.

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Mountian, I. (2014) A Critical Analysis of Public Policies on Education and LGBT Rights in Brazil, Evidence Report 61, Brighton: IDS