Combating harassment

May 17, 2024

World Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia on May 17, 2024

Publié le 15 mai 2024 - Directorate for Legal and Administrative Information (Prime Minister)

Every May 17, since 2005, is celebrated as World Day Against Homophobia. The Ministry of National Education is launching a "Here you can be yourself" campaign this year for students and school staff. reminds you of the services available to prevent, listen to and accompany you, whether you are a victim or witness of homophobia and transphobia.

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In all secondary schools and colleges, the campaign launched on 17 May is part of the fight against violence in all its forms and in all places, whether physical, psychological or sexual, against homophobia, lesbophobia, biphobia and transphobia.

Listening and support services

You're a student

If you are a student and would like telephone support, you can call:

0 810 20 30 40 7d/7 from 8am to 11pm or 01 41 83 42 81 (free depending on the package)

Or visit the website

In case of harassment:

There are two services for listening to and helping victims of harassment:

  • No to harassment: 30 20 Monday to Friday from 9am to 8pm (except public holidays) and Saturday from 9am to 6pm.
    Website : No to harassment
  • Free toll-free Green Number: 30 18 (for child protection in relation to digital).
    Website :
You're an individual at a school

Here are the numbers available and the sites to consult.

By telephone : 0 810 20 30 40 7d/7 from 8am to 11pm or 01 41 83 42 81 (free depending on the package)

Website :

Occupational health, well-being and safety

The Ministry of National Education is taking steps to improve the working conditions of its staff by integrating the risks of psychological and sexual harassment.

It proposes a national listening cell: 0 805 500 005 (free 24/7 access).

This system, made up of a team of psychologists and made available to all staff, offers individual and anonymous listening.

Learn more about the Ministry of National Education's occupational health, welfare and safety measures.

An accompanying guide for school staff

May 17, World Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, is a special day to promote awareness and prevention.

As part of the "Here you can be yourself" campaign launched by the Ministry of National Education, two practical guides educational teams are offered:

  • the accompanying guide Here you can be yourself, for the use of all school staff, proposes educational and pedagogical avenues to mobilize a range of actors against LGBT+phobias in schools;
  • the guide A school that is sympathetic to students' situations of misery The aim is to help school and secondary school education teams to become better acquainted with and identify the signs of student discomfort, to act in concert and to be fully involved, under the coordination of school leaders, in a comprehensive educational policy aimed at establishing a serene school climate.

Please note

Of videos to combat homophobia are available on the National Education website. Students share their experiences as LGBT students and provide leads to combat homophobia and transphobia and improve the school climate.


Abuses against LGBT+ people have increased by 13% in 2023 in France compared to 2022, with even a jump of 19% for crimes registered by the police and gendarmerie, according to a study by the statistical service of the Ministry of the Interior