Speakers Madrid Summit
Social Worker at the Pontifical University of Comillas. Social Mediator by the Official School of Madrid Master of Gender in absence of Thesis.
Social Worker, social mediator, feminist and social activist since 1996. Chair of the Committee on Sexual Affective Diversity, Gender Identity and Disability of CERMI State. President and Co-founder of the Onubense Association of Women with Disabilities. President and co-founder of the Andalusian Federation of Associations of Women with Disabilities. FAMDISA President of the Federation of Persons with Disabilities in Huelva Cocemfe Huelva.
Secretary of the Confederation of Persons with Disabilities in Andalusia Cocemfe Andalusia Andalusian, Managing Director of the Governing Board of National Cocemfe, Vice-President of the Andalusian Council for the Participation of Women during the years 2013-2015 and member of the Andalusian Observatory of Violence. Member of the Scientific Committee of the Congress for the Study of Violence against Women.
Intervening expert in the Andalusian Parliament for the elaboration of laws such as the Law for Equality, the Law against gender violence, and the Transexuality Law of Andalusia. She has suffered from disability since the age of 4.
Vice-President of the Commission for Citizenship and Gender Equality, Portugal, which is the National mechanism for gender equality.
Carlos Duarte has a Law degree and is the Vice-President of the Commission for Citizenship and Gender Equality (CIG) of Portugal. He was Social Attaché in the Portuguese Permanent Representation to the European Union from 2003 to 2008 and Counsellor to the Portuguese Embassy in Madrid from 2009 to 2012. He was Adviser to the Minister of Work and Solidarity. More recently, he was Head of the Sectoral Policies Division, General-Directorate of European Affairs, in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. CIG is a public administration body, supervised by the Secretary of State for Citizenship and Equality of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers, aiming to ensure the implementation of public policies on citizenship and the promotion of gender equality. Over the past years, Portugal has made considerable efforts to promote and protect the rights of LGBTIQ persons and to eliminate all forms of discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity and CIG has always been in the forefront of this fight.
Psychologist at Fundación Daniela, he has worked in psychosocial care and educational psychology, areas where he has supported young people, trans teenagers and their families, coordinated the youth group and carried out projects to make trans reality visible. He has also provided training and workshops on trans identities at educational centers, universities, professional groups and the general population.
Deputy of the City President of the Special Commission for Monitoring and Prevention of Institutional Violence.
Deputy of the City President of the Special Commission for Monitoring and Prevention of Institutional Violence. Co-author of the law Santa Fé Metro Station - Carlos Jáuregui.
Teacher. PhD in Philology. Secretary of Women, Equality and Social Policy at the CCOO Federation for Education.
She has always combined her union work with her involvement in the feminist movement. Her work has focused on the reflection and practice of co-education, the defense of women's labour rights and against discrimination based on sex, sexual orientation and/or gender identity. Since joining FECCOO, one of her main goals has been the requirement of an inclusive and co-educational practice at schools, creating didactic material for teacher training, publishing articles, and promoting public policies favouring the equality . She has coordinated the Gender Equality Observatory at Union Foundation of Studies (foundation of CCOO of Madrid).
He is a barrister at Doughty Street Chambers, London and he is an internationally recognised human rights specialist. Jonathan has been involved in a number of important LGBT+ human rights cases.
He is a barrister at Doughty Street Chambers, London and he is an internationally recognised human rights specialist. Jonathan has been involved in a number of important LGBT+ human rights cases. These include the UK’s gays in the armed forces case, which established the right to serve for LGBT people before the European Court of Human Rights, as well as cases establishing equal treatment rights for trans people across the EU. Jonathan has written extensively on LGBT+ rights and he was one of the drafters of the UK Declaration of Rights of People Living With HIV/AIDS. More recently, Jonathan has assisted LGBT+ people in countries which criminalise homosexuality to bring legal challenges. He has been involved in cases in Belize, Kenya, Uganda, Jamaica and Indonesia, amongst others. As well as bringing cases to European courts, Jonathan has petitioned the UN, as well as the Inter- American system. He has also worked within the African human rights framework. In 2007, Jonathan was awarded an OBE from the British Queen for services to human rights. He tweets about LGBT+ human rights (amongst other things).
Ana Helena Chacón
Vice-President of the Costa Rica Republic.
Vice-President of the Costa Rica Republic. She has signed and defended the Consultation that the State of Costa Rica made to Inter-American Court on same-sex couples and trans people's rights, with the intention of fostering legal security in the region. In 2015, she promoted the public policy for Inclusion and Non-Discrimination towards LGBTI people which made the Executive Branch of government free from discrimination towards LGBTI people and allowed trans students to be recognized by the Ministriy for Public Education and the National Institute of Learning.
In her legislative work, she has promoted legislation for same-sex couples, as well as legislation on sexual and reproductive health, and a comprehensive HIV / AIDS policy. As Deputy Minister of Security, she developed protocols to care for LGBTI population and training processes for the police force. Previously, she was commissioned by the Global Commission on HIV and the UN Development Program.
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).
Carlos A. Godoy L.
Regional Manager, LGBTA Business Development for Eastern Canada and Quebec Regions.
Regional Manager of LGBTA Business Development for the Regions of Eastern Canada and Quebec at TD Bank Group of Toronto CANADA. Previously Vice-President for Quebec at Canadian lobby firm Impact Public Affairs, Director of Corporate Affairs at international PR firm H + K Strategies, Deputy Chief of Staff to the Speaker of the Parliament of the Province of Quebec.
He is also the President of Ga'ava the LGBTQ Advisory Committee of the Quebec Jewish community of Quebec, Chair of the FTA Éclaté Committee of the TransAmericas Festival and Co-Chair of LGBT Committee of the Blue Metropolis literary festival.
He was named in the Top 20 of Diversity MédiaMosaïque Banque nationale in 2015, Top 60 of Global Jewish Leaders and Allies in 2015, and consecutively in 2016 and 2017 a finalist for the Phenicia Award for exceptional careers of the Québec LGBT Chamber of commerce.
Daniel Ahmed Said
Muslim queer activist.
Muslim queer activist specialized in gender studies and Arab-Islamic studies, involved in activism around Islamophobia and sexual and gender diversity in Islam. He works in the areas of journalism and social education in the Middle East, Africa and Europe. He is a member of the Nasij network.
Social Worker and Sociologist. Expert on male prostitution and HIV.
SSocial Worker and Sociologist. Expert on male prostitution and HIV. He began his professional career in 2004, specializing in male sex workers and people with HIV. He has experience in working in prostitution settings, where he has had the opportunity to maintain direct contact with the people involved. In 2007 he directed the first sociological study on male prostitution in Madrid. He has written many articles on the subject and often appears in the media as an expert. In 2011 he founded the NGO Imagina MÁS with a group of peers. The organisation carries out the care program for male and trans prostitution of the Madrid City Cancel since 2013. In 2016 he published his first book, La difícil vida fácil (Punto de vista editores) the first essay on male prostitution in Spain.
National Sub-Coordinator at PREVIOS Network, Member of the Coordinating Committee in the LGBTI National Bureau Nicaragua and in he Youth Network of the Political Party MRS.
National Sub-Coordinator at PREVIOS Network, Member of the Coordinating Committee in the LGBTI National Bureau Nicaragua and in he Youth Network of the Political Party MRS. He began to study Political Science at the National University of San Carlos, Guatemala. He studied International Relations at the Universidad Central de Nicaragua UCN. In 2009 he started a work in the Association of Men Against Violence AHCV, where he coordinated the area of Political Incidence, the same responsibility that he had in 2012 in the Movement of Youth Against Violence in Nicaragua. Chester recently, highlighted his work as founding director of the Metamorphosis Club, where a group of young people have partnered to work for human rights from the focus of new masculinities, sexual and reproductive rights and sexual diversity.