Each year, the LAC program will convene a month-long intensive training session (“Institute”). The purpose of the Institute is to contribute to the development and strengthening of regional human rights activism focussed on issues related to sexual orientation and its expression, gender identity and expression, and sexual and reproductive rights. The thematic focus of the Institute will change each year, and will be determined through a process of consultation with activists in the region. We will also produce educational tools and materials that will be made accessible to all those interested.
Transgender and Intersex Issues
In this focus area, we will seek to: a) compile and circulate information on trans and intersex issues, especially those from a rights-based perspective, and b) support trans and intersex activism in the region, with a particular focus on developing human rights documentation and advocacy strategies. We are committed to producing diverse materials for open distribution and will also organize and participate in educational and advocacy activities on trans and intersex issues.
The Program Associate in-charge of the Institute is Rosa Maria Posa Guinea. Rosa has a degree in Educational Sciences and post-graduate studies in Gender and Development. In her 15 years of work experience in non-formal education for adults, she has coordinated projects in many countries – France and Paraguay among them. She has acted as consultant on gender issues for the United Nations Program for Development. She is also a member of Airea na, Lesbian Rights Group, and she lives in Asunción, Paraguay. She can be contacted at email@example.com
The Program Associate in-charge of Trans and Intersex Issues is Mauro Isaac Cabral. Mauro has a degree in History and is currently pursuing a Ph.D in Philosophy. He has been a teacher at Cordoba University, and a member of IGLHRC´s International Advisory Council since 1999. He is also a member of the International Advisory Committee for CLAGS (Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies, City University of New York), as well as an activist with RedTrans and the Working Group on Intersexuality. An author and translator of essays on trans and intersex issues, he lives in Cordoba, Argentina. He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
Also, from February 1st, 2005, Marcelo Ferreyra will serve as the Deputy Program Coordinator for the Program. Alejandra Sardá will continue as the LAC Regional Program Coordinator.
Alejandra Sardá & Marcelo Ernesto Ferreyra
Programa para América Latina y el Caribe
Comisión Internacional de Derechos Humanos para Gays y Lesbianas (IGLHRC) International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC)
- Oficina Central en Nueva York
- IGLHRC, c/o HRW, 350 Fifth Avenue, 34th Floor, New York, NY 10118, USA
- Oficina en San Francisco Programa de Documentación para casos de Asilo
- P.O. Box 558, San Francisco, CA 94104
- Oficina en Argentina para Latinoamérica y el Caribe
- Av. Cordoba 2645 piso 8º, Of. 25, Buenos Aires CP 1187, Argentina
tel/fax #: 0054-11-4961-3531
Correo electrónico: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org
Página en Internet: http://www.iglhrc.org/
IGLHRC's mission is to secure the full enjoyment of the human rights of all people and communities subject to discrimination or abuse on the basis of sexual orientation or expression, gender identity or expression, and/or HIV status. A US-based non-profit, non-governmental organization (NGO), IGLHRC effects this mission through advocacy, documentation, coalition building, public education, and technical assistance.
Published on March 23, 2005 | OutRight Action International an LGBT human rights organization