International Stand Up to Bullying Day
24th Feb 2019
International STAND UP to Bullying Day is an event in which participants sign and wear pink to take a visible, public stance against bullying.
The Young Queer Alliance encourages people to show their support through smallest possible actions by standing up, voicing out to show their support to victims of bullying; especially young people and LGBT in Mauritius.
- 15% of Mauritian youngsters report being victims of bullying and a further 14.5% report being victims of cyber-bullying
83% of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) report being victims of direct or indirect harassment and violence at workplace
77% of LGBT report being victims of homophobia and transphobia on the streets
Bullying leads to young people and LGBT youngsters to feel unsafe - including in schools - and it also occurs in Mauritius. Despite bullying affects young people in their proper and holistic development at school, educational authorities do little if nothing to create safe and inclusive environment for all.
Join the Young Queer Alliance by sensitising your peers about bullying on social media. Show your support: Dare it? Wear #pink!
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Eric Whitaker (U.S. Department of State)
I find the youngsters of Young Queer Alliance very creative and I welcome this shelter project in Mauritius. Congratulations for this beautiful project that I will surely narrate at Washington.
Saarvesh Doorjean (Peer Outreach, YQA)
I am so proud of us. I have learnt many things and got to know many people working with the Young Queer Alliance. A big thank you and the team at YQA.
Aldo Dell'Ariccia (European Union)
I took the opportunity to comment the initiative of the Young Queer Alliance for launching a national campaign theme "Equality for All", and thank the members of the association for their determination and dynamism.