LBT Women’s Health Week 2019 took place from the 11th to the 15th of March.
The aim of LBT Women’s Health Week is to raise awareness about the health inequalities which affect women in LGBT+ communities, to make it easier for service providers to empower service users and for communities to support LBT women.
The week is also an opportunity to celebrate, highlight and learn from the work of groups and services which provide dedicated support to lesbian, bisexual and trans women.
For information on how to support the week, please read our briefing: LBT Women’s Health Week Briefing
The main focus of LBT Women’s Health Week 2019 was visibility. We organised, led and supported a number of events and activities, and also provided you with facts and information to help explain why LBT Women’s Health needs to be made a priority. We were particularly excited to launch a network for women working in the LGBT sector and release the results of some interesting new research on LGBT women’s health.
LBT Women’s Health Week 2019 included the following activities:
- Three Webinars
- Twitter Q&A
- Sharing data and research (read our fact sheet, look for research launches in our events, and keep an eye on the press)
- Social Media takeovers (using our infographics)
- Information and views from our Ambassadors
- Sharing your pledges (see below)
- Events and discussions
- Targeted clinics and support groups
- Launch of the LGBT+ Sector Women’s Network
If any of the above interests you and you want to discuss it more, please email The National LGB&T Partnership
Pledge your commitment to change
We’re calling on individuals and organisations to make a change. We want to see:
LEADERSHIP roles and positions of influence for lesbian, bi and trans women in the healthcare system and the LGBT and VCSE sectors
MONITORING of lesbian, bi and trans women’s sexual orientation and gender identity because if we’re not counted, we don’t count
SERVICES that recognise the needs of lesbian, bi and trans women, and provide the appropriate support and targeted services where needed
VISIBILITY of lesbian, bi and trans women and their needs and experiences in all aspects of service design and delivery
The aim of LBT Women’s Health Week is to raise awareness about the health inequalities experienced by the women in our communities, to make it easier for service providers to empower service users and for communities to support LBT women.
We are committed to gender equality and ensuring women’s experiences and needs are recognised and addressed. Our work for women is based on unity and solidarity amongst all LGBT+ people and opposes any arguments that aim to divide us.
We have a policy of zero-tolerance for transphobia and will not enter debates that undermine trans and non-binary people’s rights.