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Our Events

Our sessions will discuss existing knowledge gaps around Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex (LBTI) womens’ and peoples’ access to development and present an emerging research agenda which aims to unlock data allowing civil society to use the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to advocate for LBTI rights at the national, regional and global levels.


We seek to explore questions around how the SDGs will be more inclusive of lesbian and bisexual women, trans people or intersex individuals than the Millennium Development Goals were. From the accumulated knowledge of LGBTI organizations around the world, we find very few examples of MDG implementation in a manner inclusive of women and girls in all our diversity—including sexual orientation, gender identities, gender expression and sex characteristics.


We seek to understand the approaches that States, UN agencies and civil society will take to overcome LBTI people’s challenges in claiming the right to development.



American Jewish World Service

Beyond Rhetoric: Building More Inclusive Feminist Movements
Monday, March 13, 8:30 am – 10:00 am
Church Center for the United Nations, 2nd floor


Fundacion Arcoiris

Challenges and Achievements of LBT Women in the Workplace
Monday, 13th March, 12:30 pm
Armenian Cultural Center – 630 2nd Avenue


ARC International

Successes and Barriers to LBT Women’s Economic Empowerment
Monday, March 13th, 4:00 pm – 5:15 pm
Permanent Mission of Canada, 885 Second Avenue 14th Floor, New York


OutRight Action International

Lesbian, Bi and Trans – Stop Leaving Us Behind!
Monday, 13th March, 6:15 pm
Church Center for the United Nations
Boss Room


Chinese Lala Alliance (CLA)

Why Economic Empowerment Matters from the LBT Feminist Perspective
Tuesday, 14 March, 12:30 pm
Church Center for the United Nations
Room: Hardin Room



The Challenge of LBTQ Women in the Caribbean Workplace
Wednesday, 15 March, 8:30 am
Church Center for the United Nations, 10th Floor


Tongzhi Hotline

LGBT Rights in Taiwan: Will Taiwan be the First in Asia to Achieve Marriage Equality?
Wednesday, March 15, 2017, 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Open Society Foundations, 224 W 57th Street, New York, NY 10019



Cost of Exclusion: Queer Women in our Economies
Thursday, March 16, 8:30 am
Church Center for the United Nations, 10th floor


Planned Parenthood Global

Budgeting for SRHR as a Pillar of Development
Priority theme: Women’s Economic Empowerment in the Changing World of Work
Thursday, 16 March, 10:30 am
Church Center for the United Nations


American Jewish World Service

Sex Workers’ Rights, Economic Empowerment & the World of Work
Friday, 17 March, 12:30 pm
Salvation Army
221 E 52nd St, New York, NY 10022


COC Nederland

Access to Work for LBTI Women
Saturday, March 18, 8:30 am
Church Center, Room Hardin


American Jewish World Service

The LBTQ Movement in Francophone West Africa: Lessons & Opportunities
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
AJWS (11th Floor Conference Room)
45 W. 36th Street, New York, NY 10018



LBTI Women’s Economic Empowerment in the Changing World of Work
Wednesday, 22 March, 2:30 pm
Salvation Army, 221 E 52nd St, New York, NY 10022, Downstairs



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