Hirschfeld-Eddy-Stiftung Projekte Veranstaltungen Verband

Assisting Human Rights Defenders on the ground

LGBTI Inclusion in Foreign Policy and international development (best practices)


Please note that there is a recording of the HighLevel event “Assisting Human Rights Defenders on the Ground: LGBTI Inclusion in Foreign Policy and international development (best practices)”, from June 29, 2021. Here is the link to the recording.

Participants - LGBTI Inclusion in Foreign Policy and international development

In cooperation with OutRight Action International and OHCHR, Germany, the Netherlands and Argentina discussed LGBTI policies and their impact in upholding, protecting and guaranteeing the human rights of LGBTI persons. The recent adoption of the German LGBTI Inclusion Strategy for Foreign Policy and Development Cooperation is one of the examples that featured in this event. Hirschfeld-Eddy-Foundation (HES) was invited to the event and appears last.

Featuring the speakers (in order of their appearance with time markers)

Moderation: Jessica Stern, Executive Director OutRight Action International (from 00:05:29)
Michael Roth, Minister of State for Europe at the German Federal Foreign Office (from 00:16:05)
Victor Madrigal Borloz, UN Independent Expert on Protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity (from 00:21:12)
Alba Rueda, Undersecretary for Diversity Politics at the Argentinian Ministry for Women, Gender and Diversity (from 00:37:05)
Andrea Rivas, President AFDA ­– Asociación Familias Diversas de Argentina (from 00:51:11)
Yoka Brandt, Permanent Representative of the Netherlands to the United Nations (from 01:02:05)
Emmie Wienhoven, Lead Coordinator Acquisition and Advocacy at COC Nederland (from 01:09:25)
Dr. Hannah Rau, LGBTI* focal point, German Federal Foreign Office (from 01:16:35)
Sarah Kohrt, Project Manager at Hirschfeld-Eddy-Foundation/Yogyakarta-Alliance (from 01:26:38)
This is also an occasion to watch Jessica Stern in her now former role as Executive Director of Outright Action International. She has recently been appointed the New US Special Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBTQI+ Persons.


An event by Hirschfeld-Eddy-Foundation as part of the project: LGBTIQ Human Rights Defenders. 


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