GLA event for LBT Women’s Health Week 2020

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, is hosting an event targeted at LGBTQ+ women as part of International Women’s Week and LBT Women’s Health Week. The event takes place between 10.00am and 1.00pm on Tuesday 10 March 2020, at City Hall.

The aim of the event is to raise awareness about LGBTQ+ women’s health inequalities, to make it easier for service providers to empower service users, hear from agencies that support LGBTQ+ women, and to raise awareness from the audience who may have never considered the health issues outside of a heterosexist paradigm.

The Mayor is aware that LGBTQ+ women’s voices often go unheard, and he is keen to hear directly from a wide range of women about their experiences and the barriers they still experience.

Attendees will have the opportunity to hear about the Mayor’s approach to health equality, and from a range of speakers including Professor Catherine Meads, Professor of Health, Anglia Ruskin University, Vicky Hobart, Head of Health at the Greater London Authority, and interact with a panel of health professionals, chaired by Dr Ronx Ikharia.

If you would like to attend this important event please contact Kiran Moritz at kiran.moritz@london.gov.uk

The event is free of charge and a light lunch will be served in a safe space where photography will be optional. Capacity is limited to 80 people. When capacity is reached you may be placed on a standby list. Please tell Kiran if you have any access or dietary requirements.

Author: National LGB&T Partnership

The National LGB&T Partnership is an England-wide group of 10 LGB&T voluntary and community organisations who are committed to reducing the health inequalities of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans communities and to challenging homophobia, biphobia and transphobia within public services. The Partnership aim: o To ensure that tackling the health inequalities experienced by LGB&T people is kept high on the government’s agenda o That best use is made of the experience and expertise found within the LGB&T voluntary and community sector o To support the sustainability of the LGB&T sector so it can engage with government and statutory bodies, such as the Department of Health, at a strategic level to improve service delivery The Partnership complements the work of The Consortium of LGB&T VCOs by having The Consortium is an executive member of The Partnership and responding to key areas of policy development that affect LGB&T individuals as well as policy that impacts on our sector. Since inception, The Partnership has responded to a vast number of government and Department of Health white papers and consultations of relevance to the LGB&T sector and its communities as a Strategic Partner to the Department of Health, which gives us a platform and opportunity to influence positive changes for LGB&T people and reduce health inequalities in public services.

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