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Join Development Perspectives/Saolta for this workshop to explore and discuss a queer lens on the Sustainable Development Goals!

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The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were designed as a universal call to action, to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure peace and prosperity for all (by 2030). The central, transformative pledge of the SDGs is the message ‘Leave no one behind’.

This principle is especially relevant for those identifying as LGBTQ+, after having already been left behind too often, by national and international policies and initiatives. Issues affecting the LGBTQ+ community are related to several Sustainable Development Goals, such as SDG 5 (Gender Equality), SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities), and SDG 12 (Reduced Inequalities).

However, at present, there is no explicit mention of LGBTQ+ within the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

In order to still follow the key mandate of ‘Leave no one behind’ in the interpretation and application of the SDGs, practitioners and educators need to develop a queer lens which can help to better include gender and sexual minorities.

In this workshop, we will discuss the representation of LGBTQ+ in the Sustainable Development Goals, and explore ways we can interpret them through a queer lens, particularly in adult and community education. The participants’ input and contribution to the discussion will be encouraged through interactive elements and an open nature of the facilitation.

We are very lucky to have Bella FitzPatrick join us for this workshop.Bella is the CEO of ShoutOut, a charity committed to improving life for LGBTQ+ people in Ireland ( She brings experience developing and curating educational programmes on LGBTQ+ issues for educators and those who work with young people. Bella has worked in educational NGOs as well as training and advocacy on LGBTQ+ issues within the United Nations. Outside ShoutOut, she is on the Board of the Queer Global Centre, a global LGBTQ+ education and advocacy organisation.

The workshop will be held on zoom, with interactive elements to allow for discussion and connecting. The link will be circulated prior to the workshop.

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Development Perspectives is a development education NGO which was set up in 2006. Development Perspectives works both locally in Ireland and globally. 

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