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The Universal Civil Identity Program in the Americas (PUICA) of the Organization of American States (OAS) and Synergía, in partnership with the Permanent Mission of Argentina before the OAS, presented the results of the joint project “Recognition of Gender Identity in Latin America”

On May 28th, OAS-PUICA and Synergía, in partnership with the Permanent Mission of Argentina before the OAS, shared the results of a joint project aiming at strengthening access of civil registry institutions to knowledge and good practices for recognition of self-perceived gender identity.

The panel was opened by Rebeca Omaña, Coordinator of PUICA, and Stefano Fabeni, Executive Director at Synergía.

Panelists were: Juan Pablo Delgado, PUICA Project Manager; Fanny Gómez Lugo, Synergía’s Senior Director of Policy and Advocacy; Víctor Madrigal Borloz, UN Independent Expert on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity; Flávia Piovesan, Rapporteur on the Rights of LGBTI Persons of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights; Marcela Romero, Chair of the Red Latinoamericana y del Caribe de Personas TransRoberto Zárate, Deputy Director of the National Registry of Population (RENAPO) of Mexico.

Closing remarks were offered by Alba Rueda, Assistant Secretary for Diversity Policies at the Ministry of Women, Gender and Diversity of Argentina.

During the event, that was mostly attended by civil registries representatives, OAS member states representatives, and civil society representatives, the reports Overview of the Legal Recognition of Gender Identity in the Americas and Guidelines for the Implementation of the Advisory Opinion no. 24 of the Inter-American Court on Human Rights and the Role of Civil Registries, respectively drafted by OAS-PUICA and Synergía, were launched.

The reports are now available in Spanish for download in our Resources section.

You can watch the video of the webinar here (in Spanish)