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December 2020 Virtual Events: SDGs

Linking Trans & Gender Diverse Work to the Sustainable Development Goals

Leave No One Behind: Linking trans & gender diverse work to SDG 1

DATE: Wednesday 16th December | TIME: 16:00 CET / 10:00 EST

Trans and gender-diverse people are routinely and structurally left behind in spite of the “leave no one behind” principle, which is a crucial commitment to uphold to reach the Agenda 2030 promise. The trans and gender-diverse population is disproportionally disadvantaged, due to discrimination and injustice, and the result for trans and gender-diverse people across the globe is poverty. In the light of “leave no one behind”, these Goals provide an opportunity for trans organizations and civil society, globally, to step up and ensure inclusion.

This webinar conversation will highlight three factors, contributing to the poverty indicators in the trans community, globally:

  1. Identity documents (gender marker and/or name change, and related bureaucracy)
  2. Education
  3. Employment
Health and Well-Being: Linking trans & gender diverse work to SDG 3

DATE: Thursday 17th December | TIME: 16:00 CET / 10:00 EST

Health and well-being are often central to the work activists and organizations that focus on trans and gender-diverse individuals. But how does this work tie in with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), specifically SDG 3: Good Health and Well-Being?

This webinar conversation takes a look at what the SDGs are, what the focus of SDG 3 is, and how activists and advocacy organizations can engage with their relevant governments on the topic of transgender and gender-diverse health in a way that allows governments to meet their SDG targets and activists and advocacy organizations to meet their mandates. Through the SDG framework, activists and advocacy organizations can engage more meaningfully with governments and government agencies and get the latter to buy into the work that activists and advocacy organizations do.