Programme

November 5, 2015

09:30-10:30

Karl Kulessa, UNFPA Representative in Turkey

Jonas Gunnarsson , General Rapporteur on the Rights of LGBT People, Council of Europe
Richard Moore, Ambassador of United Kingdom to Ankara
Béla Szombati, Deputy Head for the European Union Delegation to Turkey
Alice Bah Kuhnke, Swedish Minister for Culture and Democracy (via video message)
11:00-12:30 Plenary I: Role of Politics in Combating Gender Based Exclusion and Violence
Mod: Ayşen Candaş, Assoc. Prof. at the Dept. of Political Science and Int. Relations, Boğaziçi University
Aylin Nazlıaka, Member of the Turkish Parliament (CHP)
Jonas Gunnarsson , General Rapporteur on the Rights of LGBT People, Council of Europe
Emine Beyza Üstün, Member of the HDP Central Executive Board
Ingibjorg Solrun Gisladottir , Regional Director for Europe and Central Asia, United Nations Women
Colm Howard-Lloyd, Chairman of LGBTory, Conservative Party LGBT Group, England
12:30-13:30 Lunch
13:30-15:00 Plenary II: Promoting LGBTI Rights in a Diverse Society
Mod: Simten Coşar, Prof. at the Faculty of Communication, Hacettepe University
Dilek Kolat, Senator for Employment, Integration and Women, Berlin
Yasemin Kotan, Deputy Mayor for Şişli Municipality, İstanbul
Hasan Bermek, Adviser, Office of the Commissioner for Human Rights, Council of Europe
Paul Lappalainen , Senior Expert, Swedish Equality Ombudsman
15:30-17:00 Plenary III: Promoting LGBTI Rights in a Diverse Society (continued)
Mod: Simten Coşar, Prof. at the Faculty of Communication, Hacettepe University
Mahmut Tanal, Member of the Turkish Parliament (CHP)
Levent Korkut, Member of the National Human Rights Council of Turkey
Eleni Tsetsekou, Head of the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Unit, Council of Europe
Seçil Gülçat, Expert, Ombudsman Institution of Turkey

November 6, 2015

09:30-11:30 Plenary IV: Globalizing Human Rights for LGBTI People
Mod: Bjorn van Roozendaal, Programmes Director, ILGA Europe
Emma Sinclair-Webb, Senior Turkey Researcher, Human Rights Watch
Farid Haerinejad, Iran Project Manager, IGLHRC
Matthew Schaaf, Senior Officer for Eurasia Program, Freedom House
Ulrika Westerlund, Chair of RFSL (Swedish Federation for LGBT Rights)
Kit Dorey, International Policy Officer, Stonewall
12:00-13:30 Plenary V: Role of Local Administrations in Social Inclusion
Mod: Sedef Çakmak, Member of Beşiktaş Municipal Council
Robert Biedron, Mayor of Slupsk, Poland
Murat Hazinedar , Mayor of Beşiktaş Municipality
Yüksel Mutlu, Co-Mayor of Akdeniz Municipality
Mariya Voyvodova , Deputy Mayor for Gothenburg, Sweden
13:30-15:00 Lunch

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