P. Braun, H. Engelberts, A. Biondi, B de Jesus, K. Kahramanoglu & R. Sevilla after the panel
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 ngoCHRA 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.Chair
Philipp Braun, LSVD, GermanySpeakers
(click on their names to read the speeches)
Kursad Kahramanoglu, ILGA Co-Secretary General, TurkeyAs dimensões da diversidade na perspectiva da uta social e dos direitos GLBTSBeto 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 pocoRebeca Sevilla, Education International, BelgiumMake sure the Unions understand...Anna Biondi, International Confederation of Free Trade Unions, Switzerland