On Thursday 19th September 2013 at the 24th session of the Human Rights Council, ILGA and FIDH held the panel “Human Rights Defenders: Voices and Challenges”. The documentary “The Time has Come”, produced by Arc international, was also shown to a very attentive audience. >>>
Yves de Matteis announced that the Parliament of the City of Geneva unanimously accepted in November, a motion asking for the launching of an International Coalition of Cities Against Homophobia and Transphobia. The aim of this coalition is to try to establish a chain of solidarity going from one city to another in order to fight against discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
ILGA Panel at the UN Human Rights Council, 7 June 2011, “The Growing Consensus of governments towards the end of criminalization based on sexual orientation and gender identity.”
By Yves de Matteis, member of the Parliament of the City of Geneva >>>
Former ILGA Board member and Geneva Municipal Councillor Yves de Matteis, was especially commended by ILGA Secretary Generals Gloria Careaga and Renato Sabbadini for initiating and authoring the motion. >>>
Statement by Rowland Jide Macaulay on Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity & Human Rights, presented at the United Nations Human Rights Council, Geneva, 9th June 2010 on behalf of the International Lesbian, Gay Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex Association (European Region) >>>