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Convocatoria a consultorías: Elaboración de estado del arte sobre la respuesta de los Estados frente a la violencia por prejuicio hacia personas LGBTIQ+ en América Latina y el Caribe

La Red de Litigantes LGBTI de las Américas, la Red SIn Violencia LGBTI, Synergía – Iniciativas para los derechos humanos y Akahatá unen esfuerzos debido a la necesidad de contar con información sistematizada y comparable sobre la respuesta que los Estados de la región han dado a la violencia por prejuicio hacia personas LGBTI+, para lo cual se contratarán consultorías subregionales. El plazo de convocatoria va hasta el 22 de marzo de 2022. Pueden verse los términos de referencia en español, portugués e inglés

The coalition of LGBTTTI and sex worker organizations in Latin America and the Caribbean celebrates the culmination of another successful OAS General Assembly

Washington DC, November 13, 2021 SUMMARY The Coalition of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Transgender, Transsexual, Transvestite, Intersex (LGBTTTI) and Sex Workers organizations from Latin America and the Caribbean that works within the framework of the Organization of American States (OAS), participated in the 51st Regular Session of the General Assembly. This Assembly was hosted by the state of Guatemala, and due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it took place virtually on November 11 and 12, 2021. Given this context and in the face of persistent restrictions, we object to and reject the limited participation that civil society was given in the

Declaración de la Coalición LGTTTBI & TS en la 51a Asamblea General de la OEA

Esta declaración fue presentada por Stacy Velázquez de la organización Trans Reinas de la Noche (OTRANS-RN) en el Diálogo con el Secretario General y Jefes y Jefas de delegación el día 9 de noviembre de 2021. 51° Asamblea General de la OEA – Por una América Renovada Declaración de la Coalición GLBTTTI+ Una América renovada exige una legislación renovada: urge la derogación de las leyes de sodomía todavía vigentes en algunos países del Caribe; urge la sanción de leyes que reconozcan el derecho a la identidad de género en todos los países de las Américas para personas trans y no

The Coalition of LGBTTTI and Sex Workers Organizations from Latin America and the Caribbean celebrate the culmination of another successful OAS General Assembly, despite attempts to restrict spaces for civil society participation.

The Coalition of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Transsexual, Transvestite, Intersex (LGBTTTI) Organizations and Sex Workers of Latin America and the Caribbean that work within the framework of the Organization of American States (OAS), participated in the 50th Ordinary Period of Sessions of the General Assembly, that took place on October 20 and 21, 2020 in Washington DC. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the meetings took place virtually. During the Dialogue with heads of delegations, the Secretary General and civil society, that took place on October 19th, two members of the Coalition spoke representing sex workers organizations and LGBTI organizations respectively.

Synergía and the OAS LGBTTTI Coalition write to authorities of the Inter-American Human Rights System requesting their statement on human rights abuses generated by the measures taken by governments in the face of the COVID19 pandemic.

As it has been known for more than a month, humanity is facing one of the most challenging threats in recent years in the face of the spread of COVID-19. The insidious ease of its transmission has forced governments to create and implement strategies aimed at blunting the force and reducing the speed with which it has infected countless people around the world. These policies, while aimed at reducing infections, have also dangerous consequences for various social groups. Women’s rights and feminist groups have warned about the likely increment of domestic violence against women, the lack of access to goods

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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