Speakers Madrid Summit
Ana Pérez Curiel
Master and Degree in Sciences of the physical activity and sports.
Teacher and Sport Sciences graduate. She currently works as a Physical Education teacher in a Secondary School and is working on a PhD in Sport Sciences in the Department of Physical Education, Sports and Human Motricity at the UAM. Additionally she has worked as a Scout in “Construir un mundo mejor”, ASDE-Scouts of Spain, since 2005. By carrying out all her work by using Gender as a subject of learning, research, interest and a standard for equality, she has joined the struggle for equality for LGTBIQ people, especially by treating Scouting as a non-formal education movement to promote visibility, awareness, pedagogy and activism.
President of the Association Stop Digital Gender Violence.
President of the Association Stop Digital Gender Violence. Computer Expert. Creator of the protocol DIPE (Protocol of intervention to victims of digital violence). Expert in Computer Law and Judicial Qualifications. Expert in intervention with victims of digital violence.
Paralympic fencer medalist and social communicator. She is currently preparing to be the first woman to wheel the top of Kilimanjaro 5,895m.
Paralympic athlete Gema Hassen-Bey, who won the first fencing medal for our country in the Barcelona Games 92, has taken part in five consecutive Games and was bearer of the torch in the Athens Games 2004. She is now preparing to be the first woman to reach the top of Kilimanjaro in a wheelchair - a physical, technological and social entrepreneurship project promoted by the association Bey proAction, which intends to develop a mountain Handbyke that helps open the sport to inclusive MTB and facilitate the mobility and enjoyment of nature for people with disabilities. Through www.diverscity.es she will share her experiences in this pioneering challenge. Her motto of life is "If you move, the world moves with you", which he hopes can convey that there are no limitations and we can all reach our goals.
Medical Director at IVI Group
Director of IVI Madrid and Medical Director at IVI Group. Doctor in medicine. Specialist in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Over 25 years experience in Human Reproduction. During this time he has published numerous articles in international journals, book chapters, and has also coordinated several treaties on human infertility. Director of Human Reproduction at the European University of Madrid, Co-director of the Master's Degree in Human Reproduction at UEM and Honorary Professor at the Rey Juan Carlos University.
Campaigns Director for Europe at Amnesty International.
Campaigns Director for Europe at Amnesty International, leading the organisation's campaigns in the region. Fulippou has conducted research on hate crimes against LGBTI people in Europe and has overseen Amnesty International’s regional campaigns in support of LGBTI individuals and Prides at risk, transgender rights and, most recently, on the rights of people with variations of sex characteristics. Over the last 10 years he has managed campaigns with a focus on equality and non-discrimination, the rights of refugees, children's rights, freedom of expression and other areas.
Es un académico islámico con experiencia en ciencias clásicas árabes e islámicas por la Universidad de Estudios Islámicos.
Es un académico islámico con experiencia en ciencias clásicas árabes e islámicas por la Universidad de Estudios Islámicos (Jamia-Dirasat Al-Islamiyyah), Karachi Pakistán (1990-1994). Es un Imam (líder religioso) de profesión y también un activista de derechos humanos centrado en la orientación sexual y la identidad de género dentro del Islam. Ha realizado investigaciones independientes sobre el Islam y la diversidad sexual, un área que no suele ser explorada en el mundo musulmán. También ha diseñado y facilitado muchos talleres sobre el Islam, la orientación sexual y la identidad de género.
Muhsin Hendricks es también el fundador y director de The Inner Circle (fundado en 2004), la organización formal más grande del mundo que apoya a los musulmanes marginados basados en la orientación sexual y el género. Es la única organización que tiene un fuerte enfoque en la construcción de movimientos, la integración y la formación pública.
Gynecologist in the Sexual and Reproductive Health Program for the City Council of Madrid.
Qualified and with experience in: contraception, sexology, epidemiology, cooperation and development, especially with minors and adolescents, migrants, LGTB, roma, disabled, and HIV affected populations, women in prostitution, etc. Ex- President of the Spanish Family Planning Federation (FPFE), member of the IPPF, and also member of its European Executive Committee (2005-08). Spokeswoman of the Platform “Decidir Nos Hace Libre”, focused on abortion (2012-2015). International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) Award for Outstanding Contributions to Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, 2015.
Coordinator of educational and youth area of Positive Support.
Educational and youth coordinator of Apoyo Positivo. Psychologist and Sexologist, since 2005 she has developed her professional work in the area of Sexology in the social sector and in the NGO environment, carrying out functions in the field of program management, training and teaching, education, and sexual and couple counseling in entities such as the Sexpol Foundation, the Young Center for Contraception and Sexuality in Madrid or UNAF. She has worked for the promotion of sexual and reproductive education, health and rights with vulnerable groups such as youths, women, immigrants and LGBTI people. She was part of the team that started a sexual health center for young people in INJUVE.
Mercedes Bengoechea Bartolomé
English Professor in Sociolinguistics
English Professor of English Sociolinguistics at the University of Alcalá and Former Dean of the Faculty of Arts; Member of NOMBRA (the Women's Institute Language Advisory Commission) since 1994; Member of the Commission Experience in Language and Children in the Official Institute of RTVE from 2005 to 2008; Coordinator of the first Annual Report at the State Observatory on Violence against Women in 2007; Member of the Commission for the Modernization of Legal Language of the Ministry of Justice 2010-2011. Honorary Research fellow in the universities of Manchester and Liverpool, belongs to the advisory council of IGALA (International Association of Language and Gender).
Executive co-director, ERA - LGBTI Equal Rights Association for Western Balkans and Turkey.
Executive co-director, ERA - LGBTI Equal Rights Association for Western Balkans and Turkey. Dragana Todorovic is the executive co-director of ERA – LGBTI Equal Rights Association for Western Balkans and Turkey and a member of the Executive Board of ILGA - Europe. She has been for 10 years now involved in different types of work and activities related to human rights and gender equality, with focus on LGBTI rights. Before taking up the role of the executive co-director of ERA in 2015, she has been a policy and advocacy advisor, and regional cooperation manager for LABRIS – Lesbian Human Rights Organisation from Serbia, as well as a research and policy advisor for the Serbian Gender Equality Institute.
Alimi Bisi Ademola
Executive Director- Bisi Alimi Foundation
Nigerian public speaker, storyteller, television pundit, campaigner, actor and blogger. In 2004 he was the first person ever coming out as gay on Nigerian national TV. He is the Founder and Director of Bisi Alimi Foundation. Listed 77 on the World Pride Power List 2014.
He has appeared on many international television stations as a social and political pundit. His expertise on Social Justice ranges from Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity to Race and Race Relations, Feminism, Education and Poverty Alleviation.
Responsible for children's policies in the Madrid Committee.
Responsible for children's policies at the Madrid Committee. He has developed his professional career in the field of promotion and defense of children's rights, both in international cooperation and humanitarian action programs, and in the promotion of local childhood policies in Spain. He holds a degree in Political Science with a specialization in international relations from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, and postgraduate training in international cooperation.