Contact us via twitter: @csw4lbti


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.


Amnesty International, AIDS Accountability International, Yale Global Health Justice Partnership

Can We Achieve Gender Equality in a Context of Criminalization?
Monday, March 12, 2018

10:30 AM, Social Hall at 4 West 43rd St.



ILGA, RFSL, COC Netherlands

Gender Identity and Expression, Feminism and the Empowerment of Rural Women and Girls
Tuesday, March 13, 2018

4:30 PM, Yerevan Hall, Armenian Convention Centre



Taiwan Tongzhi(LGBTQ+) Hotline Association

Supporting Rural LBT Women’s Movement-building in the Global South
Tuesday, March 13, 2018

6:15 PM, location TBD



The Permanent Mission of Malta to the UN and the Permanent Mission of Argentina to the UN

SOGIESC in Gender-Mainstreaming Measures
Tuesday, March 13, 2018

6:30 PM, Conference Room 1, UN HQ



Urgent Action Fund (UAF) Sister Funds, Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID), Count Me In! Consortium (CMI), Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition (WHRDIC)

Rural Women’s Resistance to Closing Civic Space
Thursday, March 15, 2018

8:30 AM, Salvation Army, Downstairs




Reclaiming Faith and Family for the LGBTIQ Community: The Ethics of Reciprocity Project
Friday, March 16, 2018

2:30 PM, Church Center for the United Nations (10th Floor)



Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial, Summary or Arbitrary Executions, Permanent Mission of Finland to the UN, MADRE

Defending the Right to Life: Killing of Women and LGBTIQ Persons During Conflict
Monday, March 19, 2018

11:30 AM, Conference Room A, UN HQ



OutRight, ARC International

Human Rights Principles for the Treatment of LBTI Rural Women and People
Monday, March 19, 2018

6:15 PM, Second Floor, Church Center for the United Nations

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