Fernanda Zanchetta

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights holds a hearing on the Human Rights Situation of trans children and obstacles to affiliation with LGBT families in Latin America

During its 175th period of sessions that took place in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on March 2-8, 2020, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) held a thematic hearing on the human rights situation of trans children and obstacles to affiliation with LGBT families in Latin America. The hearing had been requested by Synergía and the following partner organizations: Abosex – abogados por los derechos sexuales (Argentina), Akahata – Equipo de Trabajo en Sexualidades y Géneros, (regional), Organizando Trans Diversidades (Chile), Centro de Promoción y Defensa de los Derechos Sexuales y Reproductivos PROMSEX (Perú), Taller de Comunicación Mujer (Ecuador), Colectivo Ovejas Negras

Synergía and partners meeting in Panama to work on the implementation of IACtHR advisory opinion 24/17

Synergía convened a meeting in Panama on February 12-13, 2020 to discuss obstacles and opportunities for the implementation of the Inter-American Court’s advisory opinion 24/17. Organizations attending the meeting were: Taller de Comunicación Mujer (Ecuador), Promsex (Perú), Fundación Iguales (Panama), REDLACTRANS, a regional organization based in Argentina, together with its member from Ecuador, Panama and Perú (Asociación Alfil, Asociación Panameña de Personas Trans and Organización Trans Feminista). In its advisory opinion 24/17, the Inter-American Court established that OAS member states must guarantee full recognition of the right to gender identity to trans individuals, and must recognize to same-sex couples the

Argentina is the new chair of the Organization of American States LGBTI Core Group

Argentina was appointed as the new chair of the OAS LGBTI Core Group in a handover ceremony that took place in the OAS headquarter in Washington DC on January 16th, 2020. The permanent representative of Argentina before the OAS Ambassador Daniel Raimondi highlighted that the commitment of Argentina on LGBTI issues is a state policy, regardless of the incumbent government. Raimondi emphasized that Argentina will focus on discrimination and violence against LGBTI individuals, with special attention on the situation of trans people. Permanent representatives of Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Mexico, United States attended the event, as

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