Successes and barriers for LBT women’s economic empowerment
March 13th, 4:00 pm – 5:15 pm
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Permanent Mission of Canada 885 Second Avenue 14th Floor, New York.
Seating is limited.
|The Permanent Mission of Canada to the United Nations, and ARC International are pleased to invite you to the event “Successes and barriers for LBT women’s economic empowerment”, on the occasion of the 61st Commission on the Status of Women.
In the context of the Sustainable Development Goals, no one is to be left behind when accessing social, cultural and economic rights. Lesbian, bisexual and trans (LBT) women face structural and societal barriers that can hinder them from accessing skills and opportunities; youth are particularly vulnerable, as barriers apply early on and multiply over the years.
The complexity of LBT identities and the intersections with race, disability, culture and other factors also impact the ability of LBT women to earn a living and provide basic needs for themselves and their families.
This discussion will focus on an articulation of barriers for LBT women and their root causes, successful initiatives to counteract these barriers, and strategies for government, civil society and institutions to partner on initiatives to empower LBT women.
Raphael Crowe, Senior Gender Specialist (ILO)
Maryam Monsef, Minister of Status of Women, Canada
Martín García Moritán, Permanent Representative of Argentina to the UN
Wangshu Lian , civil society organizer- China/Canada
Derricia (Jael) Castillo-Salazar, civil society organizer – Belize
Chloe Schwenke, Director of Violence, Rights and Inclusion – ICRW
The panel will be videotaped and uploaded on ARC’s website