Speakers Madrid Summit
Vice-President of the Subcommittee on Human Rights of the European Parliament.
Vice-President of the Subcommittee on Human Rights of the European Parliament. She was elected MEP in 2014 by UPyD. She holds a degree in Industrial Psychology by Complutense University, which she completed with an MBA and several postgraduate degrees in Marketing Management, Human Resources and Non Profit Entities. She developed her professional career in the field of marketing and communication for more than twenty years, as a director in large multinationals like CBS, Paramount-Universal, Disney and Sony, as well as in Action against Hunger and as independent consultant for Discovery Networks and The History Channel.
In addition to collaborating in various professional media, she has participated as a teacher in numerous courses for managers and masters of marketing, communication and advertising. Also, she has written and published three novels: Maids of Caiaphas, The Queen of Silver and The Strain of Unhappy Children.
Teacher. PhD in Philology. Secretary of Women, Equality and Social Policy at the CCOO Federation for Education.
She has always combined her union work with her involvement in the feminist movement. Her work has focused on the reflection and practice of co-education, the defense of women's labour rights and against discrimination based on sex, sexual orientation and/or gender identity. Since joining FECCOO, one of her main goals has been the requirement of an inclusive and co-educational practice at schools, creating didactic material for teacher training, publishing articles, and promoting public policies favouring the equality . She has coordinated the Gender Equality Observatory at Union Foundation of Studies (foundation of CCOO of Madrid).
Peter Gary Tatchell
Director, Peter Tatchell Foundation
He is Director of the Peter Tatchell Foundation and has campaigned for Human Rights and LGBTI freedom for 50 years. A pioneer of the Gay Liberation Front in the early 1970s and a co-founder of OutRage! in 1990. His Human Rights activism resulted in him being badly beaten by President Mugabe's bodyguards in 2001 and by Russian neo-Nazis in 2007.
The Founder and Executive Director of the Human Rights Likeminded Office (HRLO).
Before founding HRLO, Ish-Hurwitz served as a Human Rights delegate at the Permanent Mission of Israel to the United Nations in New York and a Human Rights officer with the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights at the Human Rights Council secretariat in Geneva.
As a diplomat, he initiated the first LGBT-focused event at the United Nations headquarters and facilitated his delegation joining the LGBT Core Group. He served as Vice Chair and Rapporteur for the Committee on NGOs at the UN Economic and Social Council. He is also a proud founding member of Hoshen (the Israeli LGBT center for education and change).
City councillor in Manchester in the North West of England.
City councillor in Manchester in the North West of England, representing the city centre including Manchester’s world famous Canal Street and Gay Village, a hub for the region’s LGBT+ community. Kevin served on the city council’s equality committee and spent two years as the city council’s Lead Member for LGBT+ issues, representing the community at the heart of decision making.
Since January 2015, Peel has also represented UK local government on the European Committee of the Regions: The EU’s assembly of local and regional representatives. He acts as a spokesperson for LGBT+ issues for the PES political group. He serves on the assembly’s committee responsible for European neighbourhood and external affairs and sits on the working group on Montenegro, the task force for Ukraine and the Eastern Partnership Forum. He uses his role to raise issues of Human Rights with local and regional politicians inside and outside the EU and with other EU institutions.
Professeur à l'Université d'Amiens, France.
Professor at Amiens University. Philosopher and a Socioliogist. He is the author of Michel Foucault, Reflexiones sobre la cuestion gay, Una moral de lo minoritario, Escapar del psicoanalisis o Regreso a Reims.
Ricardo Moreno Úbeda
General Manager in ViiV Healthcare Spain and Portugal.
CEO at ViiV Healthcare Spain and Portugal. Doctor in Medicine and Surgery from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Specialist in Pharmaceutical Industry Medicine. Executive MBA by Instituto de Empresa. He has focused on HIV studies and the needs of people living with it.
Mexican activist and researcher with work on LGBTI rights and sexual and reproductive health.
Ricardo is a Mexican activist and researcher with experience in LGBTI rights and sexual and reproductive health. He has collaborated with several civil society organizations such as the Youth Coalition for Sexual and Reproductive Rights and IPPF. He is currently a member of the GayLatino Network and also of ADIL, the Alliance for Diversity and Labor Inclusion. He is also finishing a doctorate in health systems by the National Institute of Public Health in Mexico.
He has worked on issues of sexual education, LGBT health, programs and policies for HIV control and other sexually transmitted diseases, homophobic bullying and access to the labour market, among other topics. He has experience as a consultant and educator in more than 30 countries around the world with agencies such as the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, UNAIDS and the United Nations Population Fund. He is currently conducting research on health services for intersex people and on new technologies for HIV prevention among men in Mexico.
Mercedes Bengoechea Bartolomé
English Professor in Sociolinguistics
English Professor of English Sociolinguistics at the University of Alcalá and Former Dean of the Faculty of Arts; Member of NOMBRA (the Women's Institute Language Advisory Commission) since 1994; Member of the Commission Experience in Language and Children in the Official Institute of RTVE from 2005 to 2008; Coordinator of the first Annual Report at the State Observatory on Violence against Women in 2007; Member of the Commission for the Modernization of Legal Language of the Ministry of Justice 2010-2011. Honorary Research fellow in the universities of Manchester and Liverpool, belongs to the advisory council of IGALA (International Association of Language and Gender).
Gynecologist in the Sexual and Reproductive Health Program for the City Council of Madrid.
Qualified and with experience in: contraception, sexology, epidemiology, cooperation and development, especially with minors and adolescents, migrants, LGTB, roma, disabled, and HIV affected populations, women in prostitution, etc. Ex- President of the Spanish Family Planning Federation (FPFE), member of the IPPF, and also member of its European Executive Committee (2005-08). Spokeswoman of the Platform “Decidir Nos Hace Libre”, focused on abortion (2012-2015). International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) Award for Outstanding Contributions to Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, 2015.
Activist and Human Rights Advocate for Trans women in Guatemala since 2005.
Activist and Human Rights Advocate for Trans women in Guatemala since 2005. Founder and Executive Director at Trans Multicultural Network of Guatemala Women REDMMUTRANS, since 2011. Together with organized trans companions of the Trans Women's Multicultural Network Urban and rural volunteers, she has helped give visibility to and informed about Trans women at the national government level, as well as representing REDMMUTRANS both nationally and internationally which has spoken about this communities varying realities, contexts and needs.
She has made strategic alliances with organizations of key populations in order to improve the quality of life for trans community, and has carried out actions for the visibility and advocacy to approve the strategy of comprehensive and differentiated healthcare for transgender people, political incidence for a law of gender identity.
President of the Association Stop Digital Gender Violence.
President of the Association Stop Digital Gender Violence. Computer Expert. Creator of the protocol DIPE (Protocol of intervention to victims of digital violence). Expert in Computer Law and Judicial Qualifications. Expert in intervention with victims of digital violence.