Andrea M. Ayala is a lesbian Salvadoran refugee person currently based in Europe, she is a Lawyer and has worked as Human Rights Defender of LGBTIQ communities around the world since 2009 focusing her efforts in the Global South (Latin America), currently, she works as an international consultant on SOGI and Social Inclusion issues creating public and private politics to address them. She loves to cook, watch and play sports. Making her wife and dog happy is the most important task of her life.
This session aims to showcase how developing international advocacy within the frames of the different UN mechanisms as well as of initiative such as Ilga World LBTIQIA+ Women Steering Committee can serve as a tool for lesbian resistance and countering the hate narrative with legal instruments. The objective will be to get to activists the […]
Numerous studies, including research conducted by EL*C, have shown that in many countries in Europe and Central Asia, LBQTI women and non-binary persons are, or have been, at the forefront of social and political change, despite their efforts, creativity and activist contributions being too often invisibilised or marginalised. In this panel, the floor is given […]