Madrid Summit Moderators
Dau García Dauder
Social Psychologist, social psychology professor at the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos in Madrid. Much of their active and investigative activity is centered on the struggles against the violence of the sex / gender doubles. They collaborated with OII at its inception (International Organization of Intersexuales), translating texts into Spanish, and accompanied support groups with different intersexual variations. He has published several materials on intersexualities: on the representation of intersexuality in the media (in the book Cartografías del cuerpo, 2014, ed. Cátedra), on the effects of the change of name "intersex a DSD" (in Bodies and Differences , In the magazine Intereses), or on psychosocial care in intersexual variations (in the journal Universitas Psychologica).
Trainer and adviser in education, gender and diversity.
Graduated in Sociology by the UCM and graduated in Social and Cultural Anthropology (UB, 2002). Master's in "Affective-Sexual Education" (UAH, 2008) and "Empowerment and leadership of women in development projects" (AECID, 2012). She has participated as a researcher in the report "Youth LGTB" (FELGTB, 2009) and "Homophobic school bullying and risk of suicide" (COGAM-FELGTB, 2012), has made formations for Syracuse University, UR, UCM, UA, between Other and various entities and municipalities. Since 2012, she is responsible for the social initiative area of the Madrid cooperative, advising and coordinating projects on awareness raising and training on education, gender and diversity.
She leads the practice of Diversity in Talengo, becoming in recent years the signing of a reference in the strategic management of diversity in the search for managers, leadership advice and advice to councils.
She leads the practice of Diversity in Talengo, becoming in recent years the signing of a reference in the strategic management of diversity in the search for managers, leadership advice and advice to councils. She began her professional career in the area of selection and evaluation in an international consultancy, coordinating teams in Madrid and Barcelona. In 2011, she joined Talengo to develop the practice of diversity in its three key dimensions, gender, culture and generational. Under her leadership, Talengo has developed diversity management projects based on the organizational diagnosis provided by a diversity audit. She has created diversity committees, has formed ambassadors for diversity and has developed projects of cultural transformation from the inclusive leadership model. She has also accompanied the executives in their international trajectory, sensitizing them in the different ways of doing business and in a correct adaptation to the culture of the destination country, to guarantee the success of the international operations.
resident of It Gets Better España.
President of It Gets Better España, an NGO that fights against bullying and works for young LGBT + who suffer from bullying, lack of acceptance of their environment, or lack of self-acceptance. Álvaro is an engineer, a political scientist and an MBA from IE Busines School. He works as fundraising director for a Foundation and is a regular contributor to Amnesty International.
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.
Activist. Graduated in Political Science.
Babs began her activism in the university association of U. Autónoma de Madrid, UAMentiende, in which she has been president for 3 years and in which she still participates. She is also part of Collective Disoriented, antimonosexist self-organized assembly, in addition to other groups and projects. Her activism focuses on feminist and sexual diversity and gender issues, especially with regard to plurisexualities and non-monosexual subjectivities. She graduated in Political Science.
Marisa Revilla Blanco
Sociologist. Full-time Professor at University.
Sociologist. Full-time Professor at University. Department of Sociology I (Social Change). Complutense University of Madrid. She is currently director of this department. Previously, she has been Director at the Center for Latin American Studies and International Cooperation (CeALCI) of the Carolina Foundation (September 2008 - March 2012) and Vocal Adviser in the Cabinet of Government Presidency (July 2004-August 2008). PhD in Political Science and Sociology from the Complutense University (1993) with the thesis titled: ... And everything that moves us unites us? Social movement, identity and meaning: contemporary experiences in R.F.A. And Chile.
Her main research interests are focused on problems of collective action, social movements and democratic participation, with special interest in gender issues and inequality. She has published several publications in Spanish and Latin American magazines on these subjects and has edited the following books: NGOs and Politics. Details of a relationship (2002, Madrid: Istmo Ediciones); Infancy, youth and migrations: A look for international cooperation (2011, Madrid: Siglo XXI / Carolina Foundation) and Round Trips. Networks, migration and development (2012, Madrid: Books of the Cataract).
Director of International Programs, Gay & Lesbian Victory Institute.
Director of International Programs, Gay & Lesbian Victory Institute. Human Rights, Democracy, and Gender expert with 10 years of international experience working in the U.S., Europe, Latin America, India, and South Africa. Abolafia helped in the election of the first LGBTI mayor in Colombia; training the first transgender elected officials ever elected in Ecuador, Peru and (soon) Honduras and arranging the first public presentation on the situation of LGBTI indigenous people at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.
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.
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.
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.
National LGBT Federation Chair of Research & Policy
Psychologist and activist based in Galway on the West coast of Ireland. He is Chair of the Research and Policy Sub-Committee of the National LGBT Federation. He has also contributed to the Yes Equality campaign, to the development of the first LGBT Staff Network at the National University of Ireland and he is a member of the administration group for Bi+ Ireland.
Noone holds a PhD from NUI Galway and a masters from the University of Leiden. He has contributed research on a wide range of topics broadly related to wellbeing including the cognitive effects of mindfulness, citizen consultation for the design of well-being measures, financial stress in dairy farmers, emotional intelligence in pregnant women, and sexual counselling for patients in cardiac rehabilitation.