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EACH delights at Diana Award for Reach Young People

4th March 2014

Young people involved in EACH’s Reach project have received national recognition of their work challenging homophobic, sexist and cyberbullying across Bristol, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset. The Diana Anti-Bullying Champion Award recognises the work of young people who take a stand against bullying and challenge it within their schools and communities.

Participants in Reach have been working together to share their experiences of prejudice-based bullying, turning them into useful, tangible messages to help other young people and model best practice to the adults working with them…(read more).

 
 
 
 
 
 

Cyberbullying and Prejudice: Safeguarding Young People’s Time Online

10th February 2014

EACH in partnership with the Bullying Intervention Group is delighted to be convening a national conference on Cyberbullying and Prejudice.

Featuring national experts in e-safety and cyberbullying, our conference will inform and support professionals working with young people to address contemporary safeguarding issues, comply with their duties under the Equality Act 2010 and meet the requirements of the Ofsted Inspections Framework 2012.

Delegates have the opportunity to participate in talks, workshops and panel discussions on topics such as:
 

  • Homophobic and transphobic bullying
  • Sexting
  • Cyberbullying and e-safety
  • Resilience and accessing online support
  • Children and young people’s online behaviours
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    For any queries e-mail info@eachaction.org.uk or ring 0117 946 7607.

    EACH celebrates LGBT History Month 2014

    3rd February 2014

    February is LGBT History Month which takes place every year in order to celebrate the lives and achievements of gay, bisexual and transgender people across the world. LGBT History Month 2014 is particularly busy for EACH as we have a presence at events nationally promoting equality and challenging prejudice experienced by way of sexual orientation or gender identity. Find out what EACH is up to throughout February as well as details of an exciting forthcoming announcement….(continue reading).

    EACH awarded funding from Lloyds Bank Foundation

    21st January 2014

    EACH has welcomed a donation from the Lloyds Bank Foundation towards its freephone Actionline for young people to secure support following homophobic or transphobic bullying. Since 2003 EACH has provided a continuous service for any young person suffering this prejudice based bullying. Regardless of ability, ethnicity, faith, gender or sexuality EACH asserts that it is not ok for someone to make you feel worthless because you are (or people think you are) gay or transgender….(more information).

    Mental health issues amongst LGBT youth are not inevitable

    14th January 2014

    A major survey of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning young people in the UK has found that just under half have experienced mental health issues. However we should not forget that LGBT young people demonstrate extraordinary resilience on a daily basis in the face of hostility and silence…(read more).

    EACH report calls for broader understanding of homophobic bullying

    10th December 2013

    A report published by EACH calls for researchers, policymakers and practitioners to adopt a broader understanding of homophobic bullying and its impact on young people today. The report unpicks a number of ‘taken for granted’ assumptions around homophobic bullying whilst advocating for collaborative initiatives to challenge homophobia based on three principles: recognition, prevention and response.

    Reach young people make films to challenge gender stereotyping

    22nd November 2013

    On 15th-17th November 2013 young people involved in our Reach project took part in a free film-making weekend at Barton Camp in North Somerset. Working with a professional film crew the group scripted, directed and starred in two films challenging gender stereotypes. It was felt that gender stereotyping can affect everyone from a young age and be a source of bullying…(more).

    IMPACT 2013: Social Media and Sexism

    4th November 2013

    On Thursday 24th October Teaching Individuals Gender Equality and Respect (TIGER) was pleased to deliver a workshop as part of EACH’s youth-led event IMPACT. The event was organised by members of the Reach steering group and creatively explored the place that social media takes in our lives today as well examined issues of online prejudice…(more).

    Putting a Stop to Prejudice Based Crime

    16th October 2013

    South Gloucestershire Police, RHINS (Reporting Hate Incidents in North Somerset) and EACH have joined forces to produce two films designed to raise awareness of homophobic and transphobic crime and the importance of reporting it. EACH is committed to working in partnership with the Police and local authorities to raise awareness of the importance of reporting homophobia and transphobia, as well as ensure that reported incidents are dealt with effectively and sensitively.

    Incident Reporting from EACH Admin on Vimeo.

    If you have been the target of a homophobic or transphobic incident you can report to EACH via our dedicated Actionline (0808 1000 143) or online reporting form.

    Job Opportunitiy: Individual Giving and Administration Intern

    2nd October 2013

    EACH is looking for an Individual Giving and Administration Assistant to support and raise income for EACH’s projects through awareness-raising and donor fundraising. This opportunity is available through the University of Bristol Internship scheme. Working in a small and friendly team this is an exciting opportunity for a University of Bristol student or recent graduate to contribute to the work of an award-winning charity. Further details about the role and how to apply are available on the University of Bristol Careers Service website.

    Reach film-making weekend: 15th-17th November 2013

    27th September 2013

    To inform the Reach resource EACH is inviting up to 20 young people to explore their creative ideas and work as a team to produce a film addressing homophobia, sexism or cyberbullying. No film-making experience necessary! This will be a great opportunity for you to meet people, learn new skills and contribute to a valuable resource for schools and youth agencies….(more).

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