Global LGBTI activists speak up at EU Parliament
“On 30 June 2011, the European Parliament’s Subcommittee on Human Rights held a hearing on LGBTI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex) rights in the world. Members of the European Parliament, European Parliament staff, European Commission staff, ambassadors and members of the public heard from human rights defenders, civil society and high-level EU civil servants about the human rights of LGBTI people worldwide.”
See the different speeches from LGBTI activists (Naome Ruzindana – Horizon Community Association of Rwanda (HOCA) and Mauro Cabral – Global Action for Trans Equality (GATE)) as well as how the European Union sees its commitments to the support of rights of LGBT people in the world by listening to Riona Kiionka, Head of Division for Human Rights Policy Guidelines in the EU’s External Action Service, or Jean-Louis Ville, responsible for Governance, Democracy, Gender and Human Rights at the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Development and Cooperation.
After the hearing Naome Ruzindana and Mauro Cabral were interviewed by the LGBT Intergroup. You can listen to the podcast here.
picture: curtesy of www.lgbt-ep.eu