30 May 2010—STRAP Chair Naomi Fontanos and founding member Sass Rogando Sasot are slated to attend the International Congress on Gender Identity and Human Rights in Barcelona, Spain on June 1-6, 2010. The historic Congress will gather transgender human rights activists from around the world.
The Congress aims to produce a document outlining the specific human rights claims of transgender people across the globe that will be used to influence policy at the international level. A preparatory pre-conference happening on June 1-3, 2010 will precede the main conference on June 4-6, 2010 at the University of Barcelona.
The International Congress on Gender Identity and Human Rights is spearheaded by Human Rights Watch with the support of the Spanish Government through its Ministry of Equality and Office of Human Rights. For more information, visit www.congenid.org.