Kate Bennet - Wales Director Equality and Human Rights Condition - Connecting Bullying and Equality
12 November 2010
Chair: Kate Bennett
National Director for Wales,
Equality and Human Rights
• Promote Equality
• Tackle Discrimination
• Uphold Human Rights
• Encourage Good Relations
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Every individual has the
chance to learn and
realise their talents to the
• Two-thirds of lesbian, gay and transgender
secondary school students report they have
been victims of bullying.
• Students who are bullied at school have
worse exam results and are twice as likely
to end up not in education, employment or
training at age 16.
• In 2008 the United Nations Committee on
the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) expressed
concern at the extent of bullying in schools.
Every person should have
the opportunity to play a
part in strengthening
Society should aim to put
an end to identity-based
violence and harassment.
• At school, young people with disabilities
and special educational needs are most at
risk of being bullied.
• 17% of all those bullied at school reported
having received death threats.
Our prison population
• 90% of young men in prison had been
excluded from school.
• 1 in 3 women in prison have experienced