Speakers Madrid Summit
Campaigns Director for Europe at Amnesty International.
Campaigns Director for Europe at Amnesty International, leading the organisation's campaigns in the region. Fulippou has conducted research on hate crimes against LGBTI people in Europe and has overseen Amnesty International’s regional campaigns in support of LGBTI individuals and Prides at risk, transgender rights and, most recently, on the rights of people with variations of sex characteristics. Over the last 10 years he has managed campaigns with a focus on equality and non-discrimination, the rights of refugees, children's rights, freedom of expression and other areas.
Previously serving in foreign affairs, politics, and the private sector.
Previously serving in foreign affairs, politics, and the private sector, Giese is now working to ensure OutRight maintains relationships with critical individuals and organizations that support their mission. In prior roles, he advocated for LGBTIQ rights at the US State Department, helped elect the second openly-gay Congressperson from Madison, WI (US Representative Mark Pocan) and curated global tours for LGBTIQ travelers.
Giese efforts to supporting Human Rights date back to forming the first Amnesty International chapter in his high school where he grew up outside of Minneapolis. Alongside his work at OutRight, he continues to publish GAYography, a weekly news brief and blog, to provide travelers with timely travel insights, connect them to news about LGBTIQ communities in different parts of the world, and provide opportunities to attend events to support LGBTIQ equality globally.
Medical Director at IVI Group
Director of IVI Madrid and Medical Director at IVI Group. Doctor in medicine. Specialist in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Over 25 years experience in Human Reproduction. During this time he has published numerous articles in international journals, book chapters, and has also coordinated several treaties on human infertility. Director of Human Reproduction at the European University of Madrid, Co-director of the Master's Degree in Human Reproduction at UEM and Honorary Professor at the Rey Juan Carlos University.
Lawyer and Coordinator of the sexual, reproductive and bodily rights commission in the Tunisian Association of Democratic Women.
Lawyer and Coordinator of the sexual, reproductive and bodily rights commission in the Tunisian Association of Democratic Women. Involved in cyber activism, she participates in creating and executing digital communication strategies and advocacy plans for events related to the fight against sexual/street harassement and the celebration of the international day against homophobia and transphobia.
She works mostly on capacity building programs regarding women's sexual and bodily rights, as well as raising awareness about violence targeting sexual minorities. She also took part during the last five years in elaborating projects and launching national coalitions in order to enhance lobbying for judicial reform which aim to prevent violence against women and to depenalize homosexuality.
Born in Molacillos, Zamora, in 1961. In 2005 she married Teresa Heredero, was the first marriage of lesbians celebrated in the City of Madrid, a ceremony officiated by Pedro Zerolo.
Born in Molacillos, Zamora, in 1961. In 2005 she married Teresa Heredero, in the first lesbian marriage of the City of Madrid, a ceremony officiated by Pedro Zerolo. Initiated in feminism with the Assembly of Women of Salamanca, she moved moved to Madrid at age 17 and ended up in Barquillo 44, one of the cradles of Madrid’s feminist movement in the early 80's. The defense of the women’s rights and the fight against discrimination has marked her personal, professional and political trajectory.
In 1995, she came into contact with the Federation of Separated and Divorced Women led by Ana María Pérez del Campo and shortly after began her activism in the fight against gender violence. At the end of the 1990s, she joined the Federation on the Violence Commission in the Council of Women of the Community of Madrid and participated in the creation of the Madrid Forum against Gender Violence, which became the State Network of Feminist Organizations against Gender Violence in 2001. In 1999 she published the “Guía para mujeres maltratadas", a pioneering guide built from an integral view on violence against women. In July 2015 she became spokesperson of Equality of the PSOE in the Congress of Deputies assuming also the Secretary of Equality and Diversity of the PSOE-M.
Co-Founder and Board Member, MantiQitna Network.
Co-Founder and Board Member, MantiQitna Network. Yahia Zaidi is a committed human rights activist and specialist with extensive experience on LGBTI issues. Yahia has led the revival and establishment of associations, projects and organisations. Among other roles, he has been instrumental in rebuilding Abu-Nawas (an Algerian LGBT rights group) and Pan-Africa ILGA. In partnership with peers, he has established an HIV/AIDS prevention project for men who have sex with men (MSM) in Algeria, and an association by and for migrants from the MENA region seeking to eradicate homophobia in the migrant communities in Belgium. Yahia co-founded MantiQitna Network, the only LGBTI-led organization from the MENA region doing public advocacy.
Yahia was at the forefront of international advocacy toward the adoption of UN resolutions on SOGI in 2014 and 2016. He has provided strategic advice to several regional and international NGOs, In 2007, he became the UNAIDS and National AIDS Committee Focal Point for MSM.
Jennifer Chang & Liza Dazol
Jennifer Chang, Exectuvie Producer of Out & Around y Director, eBay Greater Europe
Lisa Dazol, Excecutive Producer of Out & Around
When Jennifer Chang, now a business manager for eBay, and her current wife first fell in love, they vowed to follow a life of adventure. Jennifer had no idea that their promise would lead her to leave nine jobs, pick up a video camera and travel to fifteen countries through Asia, Africa and South America for one year.
Without any film experience, they bought a book on “How to Make a Documentary” and went in search of the people who are leading the movement for gay, lesbian and transgender equality. Their documentary captures the momentous changes occurring in the status of queer people around the world today. A film in partnership with the It Gets Better Project, the joint mission is to share stories of hope around the world.@outandaround OutandAround/
Director at Musolas Institute for Gender identity
Director at Musolas Institute for Gender identity and specialist in surgical sexual reassignment. International Doctorate cum laude in Medicine by the International University of Catalonia. Specialist in Plastic, Aesthetic and Reparative Surgery at the National University of Mexico
He has participated in 34 humanitarian missions in developing countries, has written 5 books and has participated in numerous surgical publications and videos.
Juul van Hoof
Program manager on LGBTI issues at MOVISIE, the Netherlands Centre for Social Development.
Program manager on LGBTI issues at MOVISIE, the Netherlands Centre for Social Development. Van Hoof advises and supports local authorities in developing and implementing LGBTI inclusive policies, advising policy makers and NGO’s and building local coalitions.
She has worked in many LGBT projects on the intersectionality of identities and local LGBTI policies. Currently, she is the founder and coordinator of the Rainbow Cities Network (33 international cities in 15 countries with an active and explicit LGBT policy).
Pablo Ortíz Navarro
Biotechnology processes graduate and project manager. He was a model for Flex, using his media impact to give visibility to asexuality in Spain. He has spent years collaborating with environmental volunteer projects, leading fairs and scientific conferences and others in a humanitarian nature.
Member of the European Parliament since 2014.
He was born in Alessandria in 1974, is a Member of the European Parliament since 2014. He represents Italy's Democratic Party (member of the Party of European Socialists) in the North-West constituency. He is co-president of LGBTI intergroup and a member of the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs. He has always been a civil rights activist working on the issue equality for the LGBTI community. He is currently involved in different national and international initiatives against homophobia and discrimination.
Deputy of the City. Vice-president of the Commission for Women, Children, Adolescents and Youth.