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    • www. ei-ie.org www.world-psi.org September 21st -22nd 2007 Vienna, Austria International human rights instruments recognise the equal, indivisible and inalienable rights of all human beings as the foundation of freedom, social justice and peace in the world. But only a limited number of countries explicitly address, prohibit and prevent discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation at the workplace, and/or in society generally. More than 80 countries still have laws and practices which violate international law. EI and PSI, together with our affiliates, are working to ensure that equality of opportunity becomes a reality for all, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. How to contact us? Want to find out more or get involved ? Please contact us at: Education International 5 bd. du Roi Albert II B-1210 Brussels Belgium Tel.: +32.2.2240611 Fax: +32.2.2240606 headoffice@ei-ie.org www.ei-ie.org or Public Services International BP 9 F-01211 Ferney-Voltaire Cedex France Tel: +33 (0)4 50 40 64 64 Fax: +33 (0)4 50 40 73 20 equality@world-psi.org www.psi100.org Education International (EI) is the federation of trade unions representing over 30 million teachers and other education workers, through 348 member organisations in 169 countries and territories. Public Services International (PSI) is the federation of over 650 unions’public sector trade unions in over 160 countries. PSI speaks on behalf of some 20 million members. 2nd EI/PSISexualDiversityForum Registration Form Please register via www.psi100.org or fill in the form below and fax it to PSI at +33 4 50 40 73 20 Name:____________________________ Union:____________________________  Yes, I shall participate in the 2nd EI/PSISexualDiversityForum on 21-22 September 2007
    • Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) workers sometimes face discrimination in the workplace and trade unions have an important role to play in defending and protecting their rights. In the 1990s, Education International (EI) and Public Services International (PSI) took the lead within the international trade union movement by adopting Congress resolutions and implementing programmes to support the rights of lesbian and gay workers. Aims of the forum Create awareness among EI and PSI member organisations, which have yet to develop policies and programmes to oppose discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity Reinforce learning and linking experiences between LGBT workers and trade unions at national, regional and international level, through facilitating communications and sharing of resources and information Encourage the creation of national networks or groups to develop policies and capacity building programmes designed to promote respect for the rights of LGBT workers Act as an advocacy mechanism to call for the explicit recognition of the rights of LGBT workers in international human rights instruments, including ILO Convention 111 (discrimination in employment) Seek to engage other global unions in this work and participate in advocacy coalitions with other organisations 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Over view of the programme of the forum Discussion on the ILO Global Report 2007: Equality at Work: tackling the challenges (to be confirmed) Presentation of good practice case studies in promoting LGBT workers rights Themed workshops including: Making the link between Equality for All and Quality Public Services Building bridges, creating alliances - the benefits of collaboration between trade unions, NGOs and employers’ organisations Building awareness and sensibility in trade unions about discrimination cases Making workplaces safer for all Improving the implementation of non-discrimination policies Launching of a new joint EI/PSI publication on LGBT workers’ rights Launching of a new EI/PSI LGBT web site           2nd EI/PSISexualDiversityForum September 21st -22nd 2007 Vienna, Austria