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Sustainable Development Goals and LGBTI people’s human rights | SDG 3: Good health and well-being

In this new episode of our video series on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), we look at Goal number 3, focusing on good health and well-being, and why this goal is particularly relevant for LGBTI people.

SDG 3 states that we should ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages. This goal is vital for the LGBTI community, which faces unique health inequalities. Research shows that these populations are at a higher risk of developing mental health disorders as a direct result of stigma and violence. This discrimination can also create a barrier when attempting to access healthcare.

Watch the video below to learn more from ILGA World about SDG 3 and LGBTI people’s human rights.

Transcription of the episode: Sustainable Development Goals and LGBTI people’s human rights | #SDG 3: Good health and well-being

Welcome to ILGA World’s informative video series about the Sustainable Development Goals.

In this video of our SDG series, I’m going to talk about Sustainable Development Goal number 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.

In full, SDG 3 states that we should ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages. The goal has a total of 9 targets. Some useful targets for LGBTI advocacy include ending epidemics such as AIDS, ensuring universal access to sexual and reproductive care, and encouraging the promotion of mental health and well-being.

Why is this goal vital for the LGBTI community? LGBTI people across the world face unique health inequalities. Research shows that these populations are at a higher risk of developing mental health disorders as a direct result of stigma and violence. This discrimination can also create a barrier when attempting to access healthcare. For example, many LGBTI people delay seeking healthcare or avoid healthcare spaces altogether because of hostility, identity rejection or abuse they receive from healthcare providers. These are just some of the factors that lead to poor healthcare outcomes among sexual and gender minority populations.

If you want to learn more about Agenda 2030 and how it can help with LGBTI advocacy, read our article and check out our other videos on the SDGs by clicking on the link in the description. Feel free to send us a message at sp @ilga.org if you have any questions about the SDGs or if you think we can help you with advocating for LGBTI issues in your country.

Thank you so much for watching, don’t forget to share this video and see you next time!