Sustainable Development Goals and LGBTI people's human rights | SDG 4: Quality Education

 

In this new episode of our video series on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), we look at Goal number 4, focusing on quality education, and why this goal is particularly relevant for LGBTI people.

SDG 4 focuses on ensuring inclusive and equitable education for all. It calls on all nations to provide access to education, enable lifelong learning opportunities, and foster equal educational prospects.

Watch the video below to learn more from ILGA World about SDG 4 and LGBTI people's human rights, and follow this link to access a transcription of the episode

 

 

Transcription of the episode: Sustainable Development Goals and LGBTI people's human rights | #SDG 4: Quality education

Hello everyone! Welcome to ILGA World’s informative video series about the Sustainable Development Goals and Agenda 2030

In this video of our SDG series, I’m going to talk about Sustainable Development Goal number 4: Quality Education.

SDG #4 focuses on ensuring inclusive and equitable education for all. It calls all nations to provide access to education, enable lifelong learning opportunities, and foster equal educational prospects.

When it comes to LGBTI children, stereotypes and bullying are major barriers to accessing education and children that are perceived as gender non-conforming often face discrimination. Many school explicitly ban non-normative identities and expressions and studies have shown that LGBTI youth experienced high levels of verbal abuse at school, with some even having suffered physical violence.1

Ultimately, SDG #4 serves as a powerful tool for LGBTI advocates to combat discrimination, facilitate access, and promote equal opportunities, fostering the development of fair and inclusive education systems for everyone.

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 4 

ILGA World Intro to Agenda 2030

ILGA World Video for SDG #1 

ILGA World Video for SDG #2

ILGA World Video for SDG #3

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