Madrid Summit Moderators
LGBT rights activist.
One of the founders and Chairperson of Mozaika, the only LGBT organisation in Latvia and President of EPOA - European Pride Organiser’s Association, licensor of EuroPride. The last 10 years she has worked in the field of Human and LGBT Rights and has served on the board of the organisations since its foundation. Garina is an expert in LGBTI rights, freedom of assembly and public LGBTI events security in Eastern and Central Europe region. She was one of the Co-Chairs of EuroPride 2015 - Riga.
Journalist, writer, screenwriter and director of "Wisteria Lane", LGTBI program of RNE.
Columnist at Diario de Mallorca (Iberian Press), El Asombrario and El Español. Creator of the mythical radio program "La Transversal" (RNE) and screenwriter of "Carne Cruda" (Radio 3), currently directs and presents the only lgtbi public radio space: "Wisteria Lane". He has been screenwriter of television programs such as "Carta Blanca" (La 2), "Alaska y Coronas" (La 2), "Alaska y Segura" (La 1). Author of the novel "The small places", of the story "Bell Fruit Gum" and the book "This is correct to begin", on the twenty years of Spanish dancer Chevi Muraday in the contemporary dance.
He has been awarded with Medal Pen prize 2013, awarded by the FELGTB, the 2014 FanCineGay Award of the Gay and Lesbian Film Festival of Extremadura, and the Halegato Golden Award 2014 which is awarded by the Halegatos sports club to people working for recognition and In defense of the rights and freedoms of the LGTBI population.
Patrick van der Pas
Civil and Human Rights Program Coordinator
Civil and Human Rights Program Coordinator for several international organizations and has created a specialization in marginalized sexual orientated groups and gender identities. Nowadays he is also secretary of the Human Rights Committee of InterPride and member of InterPride's WorldPride committee. Van der Pas has started as co-founder of a foundation for the LGBTQI+ youth community in Maastricht (Netherlands) and was the originator of the International LGBT Student Day.
Besides these activities, van der Pas also organized events, hosted workshops, did more focused orientated researches and wrote publications on specific sexually marginalized groups and problems that these groups face.
Lawyer and activist LGBTQI.
Lawyer and activist LGBTQI. President of the Association of Lawyers against Hate Crimes and director of the Eddy Foundation, the first shelter in Spain for lgtbphobic victims, aimed at young people suffering from violence in their family home for reasons of sexual orientation and gender identity, within a personal program of psychosocial and labor support. In 2012, he was elected Best Lawyer LGTBIQ in Washington, USA. He is the author of several socio-legal studies such as "Islamic World and Homosexuality. Sociological and juridical study", "The needs of the LGBT population in the municipality of Madrid" and "Corpus Jurídico de la familia homoparental".
Assistant secretary in Policies of Sexual Diversity at Santa Fe Government and vice president of the Argentine LGBT Federation.
Assistant secretary in Policies of Sexual Diversity at Santa Fe Government and vice president of the Argentine LGBT Federation. Responsible for designing and implementing public policies aimed to promote inclusion and LGBTI equality, marked in the actions of the Secretariat of Social Policies at the provincial Ministry of Social Development.
Parliamentary Secretary of the Socialist Party. Director in the XIV International Congress of Educating Cities and Coordinator of Social Communication. Editor and coordinator in the Public Policy program in the LGBT Citizenship Plan on the Gender Identity Law.
Carmen Rodríguez López
Professor of Contemporary Turkish Studies (UAM).
Professor of Contemporary Turkish Studies (UAM). Degree in Political Science and Sociology by the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM) and PhD by the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM). He has held post-doctoral and postdoctoral research stays at Boğazici University (Istanbul) and has taught at Istanbul Technical University on the formation in Republic of Turkey. In Spain since 2006, she has been a researcher contracted for the International Mediterranean Studies Workshop of the UAM and a teacher in the undergraduate studies at the University of London International Programs, under the academic management of the London School of Economics, taught in Spain by Madrid Management Center , In the areas of Comparative Politics and European Union Politics and Policies. At the Universidad Complutense de Madrid she has been an associate professor in the Department of Political Science III in the area of Political Geography. Currently, she is a Ph.D. in the Department of Arab and Islamic Studies and Oriental Studies at the UAM and Vice-Dean of International Relations and Mobility at the FFYL.
Carlos Jiménez Renjifo
Desk Officer for Spain and Andorra of the UN Regional Information Centre for Western Europe.
Since 2004, He is the Desk Officer for Spain and Andorra in the UN Regional Information Centre for Western Europe (UNRIC) in Brussels. He began my UN career in 1984 in New York Headquarters, in the Office of the Spokesperson of the Secretary-General. From 1987 to 1992, He was the Reference Assistant and later the Information Assistant at the newly created UN Information Center in Madrid (UNIC). Between 1992 and 1994, he was the Information Assistant and Spokesperson for Europe of the Geneva-based Regional Office for Europe of the United Nations Programme. In 1994, He returned to UNIC-Madrid, where He took over the post of National Officer and Officer-in- Charge, until 2003. He studied journalism at the School of Communications of American University in Washington and was a correspondent of EFE, Spanish News Agency. He was born in Lima, Peru.
Activist, International Inclusive/Gay Rugby Community.
Activist, International Inclusive/Gay Rugby Community. Former Secretary General of the European Parliament Rugby Union Intergroup; Deputy Coordinator of Union Cup 2015 and 2017, the Europe’s largest Inclusive Rugby Tournament.
As part of his work he has worked with national rugby federations to sign anti-discrimination agreements, introduce training for coaches and referees, launch awareness campaigns and look to form a model at an institutional level for tackling discrimination in rugby, that can be followed by other sports where LGBT+phobia is sadly more prominent.
The Union Cup 2017 is the largest sporting component for the World Pride Madrid 2017. Europe’s largest inclusive rugby tournament was this year hosted by the Madrid Titanes RFC from 28-30 April and saw more than 1000 players and supporters from 30 different European teams participate in a 3 day event across the city. This year the Madrid Titanes took the unprecedented step of inviting South Africa’s Jozi Cats, the only inclusive rugby team in Africa, to the European tournament in recognition of the hard work they are doing on the continent and to help raise their visibility at home.
Fernando Alberto Barbosa Dos Santos Rodrigues
Anthropologist, associate professor at the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM).
Anthropologist, associate professor at the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM). PhD in the Doctoral Program of Feminist and Gender Studies, Institute of Feminist Research / Faculty of Political Science and Sociology, Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Research line: diversity, migration, interculturality, gender and postcolonialism. His field work has taken place in Africa (Republic of Cape Verde), and in Europe (Madrid, London).
His publications include Barbosa, F., Maisonave, A., (2013), "OIF Development Fund and IDF - IOM Development Fund". International Organization for Migration, and Ministry for the Communities of Cape Verde, and UNWomen; Barbosa, Rodrigues, F. (2008), "Public spaces in the city of Madrid as an area of construction of intercultural coexistence", Observatory of Migrations and Intercultural Coexistence of the City of Madrid, Citizenship.
Isidro García Nieto
Social worker and sex and couple therapist.
Social worker and sex and couples therapist. Co-founder and Manager of Fundación Daniela. Professor in Fundación Sexpol's Master in Sexology and Gender. Since 2005 he has also developed his work in the LGTBI Program of the Ministry of Social Affairs in the Community of Madrid (PIAHT). He is an LGBTI member of the Comisiones Obreras union and one of its representatives at the European forums on sexual diversity in the workplace.
He is also a member of the Diversity and Gender Association and co-founder of SAVI (Service of Attention to Intra-Gender Violence). Awarded the collective pen in the year 2013 by FELGTB in recognition for his job in the LGTBI collective. He is a specialist in a wide variety of specialized interventions with the LGTB collective and author of several publications.
Jurist (International Protection, Gender Violence and Criminal Law). Attorney specializing in international protection, gender violence and criminal law. She is currently an instructor in the Office of Asylum and Refuge of Spain.
Maria Caterina La Barbera
Law Professor at the Universidad Nebrija in Madrid.
Law Professor at the Universidad Nebrija in Madrid. PhD in Human Rights from the University of Palermo, Italy. She has experience in teaching and researching at institutions such as the University of California-Berkeley, the Center for Political and Constitutional Studies; And the Carlos III University of Madrid. Her line of research encompasses critical studies of law and public policy and addresses human rights at the intersection between gender equality and cultural diversity, and the material and discursive conflicts that are articulated around these two fundamental axes. She has numerous publications in magazines and chapters of books on these subjects. She is the author of the monograph "Multicentered Feminism" and has edited the volumes "Identity and Migration in Europe" and "Equality of gender and non discrimination in Spain".