Speakers Madrid Summit
Co-Founder and Board Member, MantiQitna Network.
Co-Founder and Board Member, MantiQitna Network. Yahia Zaidi is a committed human rights activist and specialist with extensive experience on LGBTI issues. Yahia has led the revival and establishment of associations, projects and organisations. Among other roles, he has been instrumental in rebuilding Abu-Nawas (an Algerian LGBT rights group) and Pan-Africa ILGA. In partnership with peers, he has established an HIV/AIDS prevention project for men who have sex with men (MSM) in Algeria, and an association by and for migrants from the MENA region seeking to eradicate homophobia in the migrant communities in Belgium. Yahia co-founded MantiQitna Network, the only LGBTI-led organization from the MENA region doing public advocacy.
Yahia was at the forefront of international advocacy toward the adoption of UN resolutions on SOGI in 2014 and 2016. He has provided strategic advice to several regional and international NGOs, In 2007, he became the UNAIDS and National AIDS Committee Focal Point for MSM.
Lawyer and Human Rights Activist
LGBTI activist and lawyer. She works and collaborates with different organizations in the analysis, investigation and communication of subjects related to discrimination and Human Rights of the most vulnerable groups of people in society. She gives lectures and lectures on sexual diversity and social and gender inequality, a field she has written several reports and studies in.
She collaborates at Info Libre, eldiario.es, El Mundo, Cxtx, El País, 20 Minutos, El País, La Voz de Galicia, Metroscopia, Amnesty International, Murray Magazine. In 2013, she participated in TEDXMadrid with a talk called "Neither man nor woman".
Vice President of Stop Violencia de Género Digital.
Vice-President of Stop Violencia de Género Digital. IT Expert on Digital Violence. Expert in victim counselling of Digital Violence and cases of Cyber LGTBI-phobia. Graduate in Marketing and Advertising. Performance analyst of digital strategies for websites and social networks, creation and management of new brands and advertising strategies.
Founder and director at URBANA TRANS.
Trans woman from Argentina and resident in Germany. Founder and director at URBANA TRANS, a group formed by more than 2000 international trans women, with the purpose in creating visibility of trans life to be aware of the issues of social exclusion and discrimination for trans people.
José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero
Ex-President of the Government of Spain.
He studied Law at the University of León (Spain), graduating in 1982. He was elected President of the Government of Spain after general elections of both 2004 and 2008. The main actions of President Zapatero as the head of the Government of Spain were focused on the creation and extension of rights, with legislative initiatives such as the Comprehensive Law against Gender Violence, 2004; the law which recognizes same-sex marriage, 2005; The Equality Act between women and men and the Act of Historical Memory, both 2007; The Voluntary Interruption of Pregnancy Act of 2010 or the Victims of Terrorism Act of 2011. In social policy, during its mandate the system of care for dependents was launched, driven by the so-called Dependency Law of 2007 ; The minimum wage and the lowest pensions experienced the highest growth rates known in the democratic period, as well as the scholarships; And the paternity leave was created, the maternity leave was extended, and public early childhood education was extended to promote, along with other measures, the reconciliation of personal and work life.
Currently, Zapatero is President of the Forum for Socially Responsible Recruitment (since January 2017) and member of the Board of CERMI Women, Member of the Club of Madrid and the Board of Trustees of the World Sustainable Development Forum. He participates in various international forums for debate and gives lectures in different countries on issues related to civil rights, gender equality, the conditions of peace and the consequences of globalization. In 2013 he published "The Dilemma. 600 days of vertigo "(Planeta).
Confederal Secretary at UGT.
Since March 2016, she has held the position of Confederal Secretary at UGT, being responsible for policies aimed at dependent persons, the elderly, workers with disabilities, and the social and labour discrimination suffered by HIV and AIDS people. As well as all those issues related to sexual identity and / or orientation and the homophobic behaviors that still exist nowadays in labour force relations and policies to combat poverty and social exclusion of families.
Eva García has more than 20 years of experience in the field of international sales and distribution of wines and spirits. At present she works in VINOTERRA S.L, in the department of development of new products and markets.
Fundadot de StartOut
U.S. entrepreneur and author who is best known as the founder of the national entrepreneurship organization StartOut, as well as the founder of the company FamilyByDesign, focused on modern family development and a resource for those interested in finding a “parenting partner”.
In December 2013, Business Insider named Spedale one of the “Most Important Gay People”. In 2008, he co-founded the media company A-List Global Media LLC. In 2009 Spedale conceived of and founded StartOut, a nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering and developing entrepreneurship in the LGBT community. StartOut currently has over 20,000 participants nationwide and its Annual Entrepreneurship Awards has honored LGBT entrepreneurs such as Peter Thiel and Tim Gill.
Civic hacker and Taiwan’s Digital Minister in charge of Open Government.
Civic hacker and Taiwan’s Digital Minister in charge of Open Government, is known for revitalizing global open source communities such as Perl and Haskell. Tang actively contributes to Taiwan’s g0v (“gov-zero”), a vibrant community focusing on creating tools for the civil society, with the call to “fork the government”.
In the public sector, Tang served on Taiwan national development council’s open data committee and K-12 curriculum committee; and led the country’s first e-Rulemaking project. In the private sector, Audrey worked as a consultant with Apple on computational linguistics, with Oxford University Press on crowd lexicography, and with Socialtext on social interaction design.
Profesor Titular de Filosofía en la Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.
Philosophy professor at the Autonomous University of Madrid. PhD in Philosophy from the Autonomous University of Madrid and in History by the École des Hautes Études at Social Sciences of Paris. He has been a guest researcher at the Institut de Littérature Française of the Sorbonne and the Center de Sociologie Européenne of the Collège de France.
He currently teaches Philosophies of Difference, Metaphysics and Ontology. He has worked on topics related to XX Century philosophy, closely related to the History of reading and written culture in ancient Greece and thought in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. He has coordinated the Master's Degree in Criticism and Philosophical Argumentation and the PhD Program in Philosophy and Language Sciences at the UAM.
General Coordinator of LGTB Arcoirís Association in Honduras, Human Rights activist and for LGTB community equality.
General Coordinator of the LGTB Arcoiris Association in Honduras, and Human Rights and equality for the LGTB community activist. A Social Worker specialized in Public Policy, he has obtained international recognition as "International Activist of the Human Rights for LGBT people" awarded by the Irish Federation of LGTB organizations in 2016; The "Cometa de Libertad de Derechos of Freedom of Human Rights" by the World Health Organization WHO / PAHO; and the "Recognition to the Pink Triangle Award" by the Barcelona gay collective.
He is currently a member of the National Council for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders in Honduras, a member of the Central American Regional Pride Platform and an activist member of the Sexual Diversity Committee in Honduras.
Activist and human rights defender.
Transgender activist woman in El Salvador and human rights defender of the trans people and LGBTI people in this country. She leads the communications department of the Association Communicating and Empowering Trans Women with and without HIV: COMCAVIS TRANS, a job which has enabled her to participate in the construction of inclusive public policies for LGBTI people and give visibility to the violence and discrimination that they endure.