Speakers Madrid Summit
Miguel Edu Edu Nchama
President and founder at Gay Africains Emigration.
President and founder at Gay Africains Emigration. He was born in Equatorial Guinea, but raised in Gabon. After returning to Guinea he was a professional athlete until he had to flee the country because of the harassment of the government and society, when his relationship with a boy was discovered, who subsequently committed suicide. He fled to Spain, where after great difficulties and three years of waiting he was able to obtain refuge because of his sexual orientation. Now he is dedicated to helping other African boys in the same situation and to fight against homophobia and transphobia in Africa and around the world.
José Luis Pedreira
Doctor in medicine. Specialist in pediatrics and psychiatry. Psychotherapist accredited by FEAP, ICOMEM and World Council of Psychotherapist.
Doctor in medicine. Specialist in pediatrics and psychiatry. Psychotherapist accredited by FEAP, ICOMEM and World Council of Psychotherapist. Professor Tutor of UNED. He has always worked as a Psychiatrist and Psychotherapist for children and adolescents. Co-director of the University Unit of Mental Health of children, adolescents and young adult of the Hospital La Luz of Madrid. Advisor to Fundación Daniela. He has directed 9 PhD theses. He has been awarded the Research Prize by the Royal Academy of Medicine, the National Psychosocial Research Prize in 2000 and the International Research Prize of IOCIM. He has published in more than 50 books of his specialty and more than 250 works in Scientific Journals of his specialty.
Profesor Titular de Filosofía en la Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.
Philosophy professor at the Autonomous University of Madrid. PhD in Philosophy from the Autonomous University of Madrid and in History by the École des Hautes Études at Social Sciences of Paris. He has been a guest researcher at the Institut de Littérature Française of the Sorbonne and the Center de Sociologie Européenne of the Collège de France.
He currently teaches Philosophies of Difference, Metaphysics and Ontology. He has worked on topics related to XX Century philosophy, closely related to the History of reading and written culture in ancient Greece and thought in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. He has coordinated the Master's Degree in Criticism and Philosophical Argumentation and the PhD Program in Philosophy and Language Sciences at the UAM.
José Antonio Ritoré
Director of Change.org in Spain. Journalist (1977).
Director of Change.org in Spain. Journalist (1977). From the beginning of his career he has focused his work on social and environmental journalism, from Diario 16 in the years 98-99 to the supplement Tierra (El País) or lainformacion.com where for three years he wrote one of the blogs of reference for activism, human rights and social entrepreneurship. He has made compatible the information and the journalistic collaborations with digital communication in companies and institutions. For 11 years he directed digital communications at Obra Social of Caja Madrid, developing the ecosystem of social networks in institutions like La Casa Encendida. Between 2012 and 2015 he directed the digital department of the advertising agency Kitchen, working with clients of both business and social profiles (Help in Action or Greenpeace, among others). In addition, since 2012 he is the patron and co-founder of the Unoentrecienmil Foundation, which develops social innovation projects to fund research grants for children's leukemia.
Executive co-director, ERA - LGBTI Equal Rights Association for Western Balkans and Turkey.
Executive co-director, ERA - LGBTI Equal Rights Association for Western Balkans and Turkey. Dragana Todorovic is the executive co-director of ERA – LGBTI Equal Rights Association for Western Balkans and Turkey and a member of the Executive Board of ILGA - Europe. She has been for 10 years now involved in different types of work and activities related to human rights and gender equality, with focus on LGBTI rights. Before taking up the role of the executive co-director of ERA in 2015, she has been a policy and advocacy advisor, and regional cooperation manager for LABRIS – Lesbian Human Rights Organisation from Serbia, as well as a research and policy advisor for the Serbian Gender Equality Institute.
Doctor in medicine and surgery. Associate Professor at Rey Juan Carlos I University.
Specialist in genital reconstruction surgery for transsexual people. He is associate professor at Public University Rey Juan Carlos in the Department of Human Anatomy. Also specialized in Forensic and Legal Medicine by the Universidad Complutense of Madrid.
He has been a member of the Board of Directors in Illustrious Medical Association of Madrid until 2008 and General Director at Health Training Foundation until 2011..
Founder and director at URBANA TRANS.
Trans woman from Argentina and resident in Germany. Founder and director at URBANA TRANS, a group formed by more than 2000 international trans women, with the purpose in creating visibility of trans life to be aware of the issues of social exclusion and discrimination for trans people.
Anna Bastín Löwgren
Wine Development and Sourcing Manager at Altia www.altiagroup.com
Wine Development and Sourcing Manager responsible for True Colours cava project at Altia Corporation. Anna has a master degree of international business administration and is also trained sommelier with a passion for corporate social responsibility topics. She has been working in the wine business for 9 years in Sweden and for the last 4,5 years she has been working for Altia as a wine buyer for Altia’s own brands wine portfolio destined the markets in the Nordics and Baltics. Anna is also a member of Altia’s Corporate Responsibility working group.
City Council Member, Besiktas Municipality, Istanbul.
LGBTI Human Rights activist who became a city council member of Besiktas Municipality in Istanbul and the first openly LGBTI politician elected to a position in Turkey. Founder and a core member of the International Relations Commission and the Academical Research Commission of Lambdaistanbul LGBTI Solidarity Association (2010-2014). The first chairwoman to take part in the foundation of the Social Policies Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation Studies Association (SPoD) in 2011.
She established the Equality Unit in Besiktas Municipality in order to develop and implement local policies on minority rights, women’s rights and refugee rights. Cakmak further founded the Women Solidarity Center to help the victims of domestic violence. She also participated in the establishment of the International Relations Directorate at Besiktas Municipality.
Alicia Katrina Karzakis
Senior Research Scholar, Center for Biomedical Ethics, Stanford University
Senior Research Scholar at the Center for Biomedical Ethics at Stanford University. She began her career analyzing controversies over treatment for people with intersex traits, which resulted in the book “Fixing Sex: Intersex, Medical Authority, and Lived Experience”.
She has continued to advocate for the rights of intersex people for nearly two decades. Her current research examines the many identities of testosterone. She is currently working on a book, which stems from her work on “sex testing” and sports policies that ban women athletes for having naturally high testosterone. She helped to mount Dutee Chand’s successful appeal against the IAAF’s hyperandrogenism regulation at the Court of Arbitration for Sport, and served as an expert witness in the hearing.
Her research has been covered in the New York Times, Time, BuzzFeed, The Week, CNN, ESPN, The Daily Beast, The Los Angeles Times… among others.
Trainer and international activist specializing in Human Rights intersectionality and minorities.
Educator and international activist specializing in Human Rights, intersectionality and minorities. 30 years of experience in Roma activism, creator of the Baxtalo Blog. He works on issues related to decolonialism, identity and diversity. He tries, along with others, to create a political, progressive, intersectional, inclusive and decolonial ideological line that emerges from the Romn People. Currently working on creating the European LGBTIQ Roma Platform.
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.