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Education

Education and Public Awareness

AGIR offers trainings to LGBTQIA+ organisations, immigrant-serving organisations, and any organisation or group working with LGBTQ+ migrants and refugees. The purpose of all our Education and Public awareness work is to change the systemic practices that exclude, harm or result in the unjust treatment towards LGBTQ+ migrant and refugees.

Trainings
Public Awareness

Trainings

AGIR offers trainings to LGBTQ+ organisations, immigrant-serving organisations, and any organisation or group working with LGBTQ+ migrants and refugees. 

All of our trainings are adaptable to the needs of the organisation. We specify our examples to the sector or specialisation of the organisation.

Baseline Training:

“Supporting LGBTQ+ migrants and refugees in your work” 

This 2 hour training covers:

  • Understand key concepts related to gender and sexual orientation
  • Understand how these key concepts work in the context of LGBTQ+ migrants
  • Understand how to integrate inclusive practices for LGBTQ+ migrants into your work (including scenarios) 

Intermediate Workshop:

“By-and-for LGBTQ+ migrant organising and solidarity”

This 90 minute workshop covers: 

  • Our practices to being by-and-for LGBTQ+ migrants 
  • Challenges to continuing this approach
  • How these practices can be integrated in a solidarity approach in other organisations – discussion

Special Presentations: 

AGIR also offers special presentations for organisations, groups, classrooms (Universities, CEGEPs, High Schools) according to our capacity. 

Previous Topics include:

  • Introduction to LGBTQ+ migrant issues for youth
  • The basics of migration
  • Safer/Braver Spaces, Anti-Oppressive Practices
  • Supporting LGBTQ+ migrant survivors of sexual violence

Public Awareness

AGIR defends the rights and interests of LGBTQIA+ migrants through public awareness raising, notably the Trans-migrant Campaign, and continued collaboration with other organisations (Center for Gender Advocacy, ASTTEQ) to defend the rights of Trans migrants. In addition, as a member of several networks and coalitions, this allows us to contribute to the protection of LGBTQIA+ migrant rights.