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L'Observatori Contra L'Homofòbia will organize the 1st International Meeting of Observatories Against LGTBIphobia in BarcelonaL'Observatori Contra L'Homofòbia will organize the 1st International Meeting of Observatories Against LGTBIphobia in BarcelonaL'Observatori Contra L'Homofòbia will organize the 1st International Meeting of Observatories Against LGTBIphobia in Barcelona

L'Observatori Contra L'Homofòbia will organize the 1st International Meeting of Observatories Against LGTBIphobia in Barcelona

Posted on 26/1/2018 by
Irene Dosil

Under the title 'New spaces for the conquest of human rights', the event will have the support and participation of FELGTB and the Madrid Observatory Against Homophobia.

The president of L'Observatori Contra L'Homofòbia (OCH) of Catalonia, Eugeni Rodríguez, has announced the organization of the 'First International Meeting of Observatories Against LGTBIphobia' (*) that will take place on May 25, 26 and 27 in Barcelona. An initiative promoted by the OCH that "aims to create a meeting point and exchange of realities in relation to the registration of LGTBIphobia and care for victims." As well as addressing "the debate on what is freedom of expression and what is hate crime."

In a briefing with journalists at l'Observatori headquarters, Rodríguez explained that under the title 'New spaces for the conquest of human rights', the first International Meeting of Observatories will aim to "share experiences around LGBTIphobia and propose actions aimed at the improvement of the intervention and the eradication of any type of discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity and / or gender expression ". And it will have the collaboration of FELGTB and the Madrid Observatory against LGTBphobia.

For its part, the president of FELGTB, Jesús Generelo, has transferred his "satisfaction" with the celebration of the event because "it will be used to establish a solid network of data collection and care for victims of hate crimes." He also stressed that "this, together with the upcoming processing of the State LGTBI Equality Law, will provide us with more solid tools to combat LGTBphobia".

Finally, the spokesman of the Madrid Observatory against LGTBphobia, Rubén López, has put in value "the unique opportunity that supposes the First specific International Meeting of Observatories" that will serve "to learn how other entities work and share positions on the crimes of hate". As well as "being able to address the best way to fight against the scourge of the infradenuncia that we have in the LGTBI collective".

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