On the occasion of the 61st session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW61), a side event hosted by COC Nederland will be held on the topic of access to work for lesbian, bisexual and trans women.
Access to work for LBT women
Saturday 18 March 2017, 8.30 – 10.00am (EST)
The Church Center for the United Nations, 777 United Nations Plaza, Hardin Room
One of the main goals of the 2030 Agenda is to ensure that everyone has access to work and socio-economic independence. When trying to provide for a living, LBT women face many obstacles. Structural barriers in laws and policies hinder them from getting the skills and opportunities through education and employment to fulfil their full potential.
LBT women are often discriminated in hiring, promotions and pay because of their gender and their sexual orientation or gender identity. LBT women lack legal protection against discrimination in the workplace and are particularly vulnerable without family support. Diverse experiences related to the complexity of identities and their intersectionalities impact negatively on LBT women’s ability to provide a living and basic needs for themselves and their families.
Joyce Hamilton, COC Netherlands