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Sustainable Development Goals and LGBTI people’s human rights | SDG 5: Gender Equality

In this new episode of our video series on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), we look at Goal number 5, focusing on gender equality and why this goal is particularly relevant for LGBTI people.

SDG 4 aims to end all forms of discrimination and violence against women and girls everywhere. Several key targets under SDG 5 focus on promoting equal opportunities for women in leadership roles and society, eradicating harmful practices like forced child marriages, and ensuring universal access to sexual and reproductive health rights.

Watch the video below to learn more from ILGA World about SDG 5 and LGBTI people’s human rights.

Transcription of the episode: Sustainable Development Goals and LGBTI people’s human rights | #SDG 5: Gender equality

Hello everyone!

In this video of our SDG series, I’m going to talk about Sustainable Development Goal number 5: Gender Equality.

SDG 5 aims to end all forms of discrimination and violence against women and girls everywhere. Several key targets under SDG 5 focus on promoting equal opportunities for women in leadership roles and society, eradicating harmful practices like forced child

Of all the SDGs, Goal number 5 has the most overlap with LGBTI rights, and so this SDG is particularly useful for advocates and human rights defenders. Research shows that across the globe there is prevalent violence targeted towards people due to their actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or sex characteristics.

Therefore to ensure that no one is left behind, when States draft programmes or policies with the aim of addressing SDG #5, we can use this opportunity to advocate for the inclusion and rights of lesbian, bisexual and transgender women.[

Our website, ilga.org provides further resources and information on Agenda 2030’s potential contributions to LGBTI advocacy and is a great starting point if you want to learn more.

If you’re curious about how Agenda 2030 can help with LGBTI advocacy, feel free to read our article and watch our previous videos on the SDGs by clicking on the link in the description. Don’t hesitate to drop us a message at [email protected]g 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!

 

Useful links 

UN Website for Goal 5

ILGA World Intro to Agenda 2030

ILGA World Video for SDG #1

ILGA World Video for SDG #2

ILGA World Video for SDG #3

ILGA World Video for SDG #4