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UFOP student wins a national prize for article on gender-based violence

The Association of Journalists in Education (Jeduca) recognized Carlos Augusto Junior, master's student in the Graduate Program in Communication (PPGCOM) at UFOP, for his article "Re(existence) LGBTQIAP+ at school: Humanized reports on gender-based violence and sexual diversity in the school environment." In 2021, the Department of Journalism assigned the content as final project assignment.

Written during the COVID-19 pandemic, this article examines how LGBTphobia affects the learning environment in schools. It also discusses how educational policies are developed and how they relate to problems of gender and sexual diversity. In order to include a variety of views and viewpoints in this debate, the journalist sought to understand how changes in the key educational texts occurred under the Bolsonaro administration. The interviewees were all educators from UFOP and Unicamp who specialize in education and gender, and they were all LGBTQIAP+ individuals.

Carlos says that receiving a Jeduca award  is something very special and stands out the importance of the people who were essential for  that work. “The article is the result of an intense and dedicated work, which has counted on the voluntary collaboration of many people, such as my advisor, professor Marta Regina Maia, my friends from “Republica Largados,” interviewed sources, photographer Jacon S., Journalism student Mírian dos Santos, artist Maiara Moreira,  Modern Languages student Luana Caroline, and the designer Gabriel Azevedo. For me, as a journalist and master’s student in Social Communication, this achievement is a recognition of my efforts and the dedication of the professors of the Journalism Program at UFOP. It is a prize for the LGBTQIAP+ community of this country.”

Since 2017, the annual Education Award has recognized the country’s best Final undergraduate project in the fields of journalism and education. This year, according to a school association, out of 62 contestants from 18 states, three Final Research Project with topics related to education stood out.

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