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P. Braun, H. Engelberts, A. Biondi, B de Jesus, K. Kahramanoglu & R. Sevilla after the panel
ILGA Panel at the 61rst UNCHR

in WORLD, 12/05/2005

In Union: how can workers’ rights and the struggle for equality for sexual minorities advance together?

Global trade unions have in recent years embraced the fight for equality for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people. Our intention is to underline the positive role of trade unions working on anti-discrimination programs and their commitment to the fight against human rights violations on the grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity. Discrimination in the workplace based on sexual orientation and gender identity is one of the key issues ILGA wanted to address at the UNCHR.

More information on Trade Unions' recent achievements regarding LGBT issues.

Monday 11 April 2005 from 1 pm to 3:30 pm, Palais des Nations, 61rst United Nations Commission on Human Rights, Geneva.

Read the report of ICVolunteer Corine Schouten
Unions and sexual minority activists make natural alliance from ngoCHR

A panel organised by the International Lesbian and Gay Association. In collaboration with

ISHR (International Service for Human rights), LSVD (the German Lesbian and Gay Federation), TUC, the Trade Union Congress, Rights Australia, FIDH (International Federation of Human Rights Leagues) and Arc International.

With the financial support of the Swedish and the German Foreign Offices, Public Service International and the Friedrich Ebert Foundation.

Philipp Braun, LSVD, Germany

Speakers (click on their names to read the speeches)
Kursad Kahramanoglu, ILGA Co-Secretary General, Turkey

As dimensões da diversidade na perspectiva da uta social e dos direitos GLBTS
Beto de Jesus, Instituto Edson Neris, Brazil

Hans Engelberts, Public Service International, Belgium

El lugar de trabajo continúa siendo el espacio donde los LGBT se afirman poco
Rebeca Sevilla, Education International, Belgium

Make sure the Unions understand...
Anna Biondi, International Confederation of Free Trade Unions, Switzerland
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