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Lesben- und Schwulenverband in Deutschland (LSVD)

Equal Rights Coalition: Human Rights in Action

22.06.2023 17:30
Mexikanische Botschaft Berlin
LSVD-Bundesverband

In commemoration of the 53rd edition of LGBTIQ Pride Month, as co-chairs of the Equal Rights Coalition, the Embassy of Mexico in Berlin, the Federal Foreign Office, the Lesbian and Gay Federation in Germany and Fundación Arcoíris are holding a thematic event on the Coalition on at 17:30 hrs., on the 22nd of June 2023. This panel event will explore the human rights situation for LGBTIQ+ persons worldwide, the role of foreign policy in combating violence and discrimination as well as the significance of the ERC in this regard.

Datum:
22.06.2023 17:30
Adresse

Klingelhöferstr. 3 10785 Berlin

Beschreibung:

Background

The Equal Rights Coalition (ERC) is an intergovernmental body of 42 Member States dedicated to the protection of the rights of LGBTIQ+ persons. Since its foundation in 2016 at the Global LGBTIQ Human Rights Conference in Montevideo, the ERC has advanced the human rights of LGBTIQ+ persons and promoted inclusive development, in both member and non-member countries, by engaging with civil society organizations, multilateral agencies, and activists from all over the world. The current co-chairs of the Coalition are Mexico and Germany, selected for the 2022-2024 term alongside their civil society counterparts, Fundación Arcoíris and the Lesbian and Gay Federation in Germany-LSVD.

Through its four thematic areas, the Equal Rights Coalition brings together stakeholders from every region in the world to work together on Donor Coordination, International Diplomacy, National Laws and Policies, and SDGs and the 2030 Agenda. By working closely and collaboratively, all participants in the Coalition share the common goal to advance the human rights of all people, and to ensure their inclusive development, regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, and sex characteristics.

Thematic Event to commemorate LGBTIQ Pride Month

In commemoration of the 53rd edition of LGBTIQ Pride Month, as co-chairs of the Equal Rights Coalition, the Embassy of Mexico in Berlin, the Federal Foreign Office, the Lesbian and Gay Federation in Germany and Fundación Arcoíris are holding a thematic event on the Coalition on at 17:30 hrs., on the 22nd of June 2023. This panel event will explore the human rights situation for LGBTIQ+ persons worldwide, the role of foreign policy in combating violence and discrimination as well as the significance of the ERC in this regard.

This event at the Embassy of Mexico, Klingelhöferstraße 310785 Berlin, will bring together key speakers from Germany and Mexico for a panel discussion. Seating is limited, therefore kindly confirm your attendance by 9th of June 2023 at dhembale@sre.gob.mx.

Download the invite here.

Programme

17:30 Welcome remarks, H.E. Francisco Quiroga, Ambassador of Mexico

17:35 Keynote Speech
Prof. Dr. Beate Rudolf, Director of the German Institute for Human Rights

17:45 Roundtable discussion

Panelists

H.E. Francisco Quiroga, Ambassador of Mexico

Helga Barth, Director for Human Rights, International Development, Health and Social Affairs, Coordinator for Sustainable Development at the Federal Foreign Office

Gloria Careaga, General Coordinator, Fundación Arcoíris

Klaus Jetz, Executive Director, Lesben- und Schwulenverband LSVD

Moderator:  Axel Hochrein, Hirschfeld Eddy Foundation

18:30 Questions and answers

19:00 Reception