WOLA and the Institute on Race, Equality and Human Rights invite you to
Post-Accord Colombia: The Human Rights Situation for the LGBTI Community
Marcela Sánchez Buitrago
Director, Colombia Diversa
Wilson De Jesús Castañeda Castro
Director, Caribe Afirmativo
Executive Director, Santamaría Fundacíon
Executive Director, Institute on Race, Equality and Human Rights
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
12:30 PM – 2:00 PM
1666 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20009
This Event will be held in Spanish with English translation available
Light refreshments will be provided
To RSVP contact Alejandro Aguayo | [email protected] |
Join the Institute on Race, Equality and Human Rights and WOLA for a panel discussion with members of Colombian civil society on the rights of LGBTI people in a post peace accords context. The panelists will present the findings of their joint report entitled “Excluded Bodies – Faces of Impunity”, where they highlight the grave human rights situation currently faced by LGBTI community in Colombia.
Marcela Sánchez Buitrago is the Director of Colombia Diversa. She is a social worker, feminist and advocate for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people’s rights. She has worked on women’s issues of human rights, political participation, violence against women, and sexual and reproductive health, through both research and advocacy efforts in Colombia.
Wilson De Jesús Castañeda Castro is the Director of Caribe Afirmativo. He is a professor of political science, and current advisor to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on issues of human rights and sexual diversity. He has written and co-authored various research projects on the rights of LGBT people in the Caribbean, on armed conflict and on peace-building.
Déborah Skenassy is the Executive Director of Santamaría Fundacíon. She has 11 years of experience as a human rights defender, in political advocacy and coordination of actions and processes between the Foundation and other stakeholders, including State entities, social organizations, international cooperation agencies and others.
Carlos Quesada is the Executive Director of the Institute on Race, Equality and Human Rights, and will be moderating the event.