Civil Society and Social Actors in Preparation for the 46° OAS General Assembly: Group on LGBTI Rights

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Civil Society and Social Actors in Preparation for the 46° OAS General Assembly: Group on LGBTI Rights

“Institutional Strengthening for Sustainable Development in the Americas”

WORKING GROUP –LGBTI RIGHTS 

The Section of Relations with Civil Society of the Secretariat for Access to Rights and Equity and the Department of Summits Follow-up welcome you to the working Group on LGBTI Rights of the Virtual Hemispheric Forum with Civil Society and Social Actors in preparation for the 46th regular session of the OAS General Assembly which will take place on June 13 -15, 2016 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. 

WHAT IS THE PURPOSE?

  1. Encourage a negotiation process of the Draft Declaration of Santo Domingo that takes into account the perspective of the Group of LGBTI Rights of civil society and other social actors.
  2. Facilitate the dialogue and exchange of experiences between a larger and more representative group of civil society organizations, social actors and workers in the hemisphere who work on the topic of LGBTI Rights.
  3. Draft a document of recommendations from the perspective of LGBTI Rights on the Draft Declaration of Santo Domingo to be submitted to the consideration of Member States in the CISC.
  4. Formulate questions that will be directed to the Secretary General of the OAS in the Dialogue that will be held in Santo Domingo.

This Working Group will be moderated by Alexandra Barrantes of the Secretariat for Access to Rights and Equity, who will guide the discussion, respond to comments and provide support for the formulation of recommendations. 

Principles

Recognition and respect for diversity: The participation of civil society entails the recognition of the legitimacy of diverse perspectives and interest regarding the subject that is being addressed.

Transparency and access to information: The objectives, scope, process and results of this Forum will be of public knowledge.

Additionally, the right to Freedom of Expression will be guaranteed: participants will have the right to express their positions and proposals freely, in a manner that is cordial, tolerant and respectful to other points of view. 

Methodology: 

Participants will have the opportunity to discuss, exchange experiences and issue recommendations on the Draft Declaration of the General Assembly.

- Civil Society Organizations and social actors participating in this Forum should select one (1) working group that corresponds to the area your organization works on.

- The moderator will:

  • Direct and stimulate the discussions between participants.
  • Answer any question presented in the space.
  • Support the drafting of the document of recommendations. 
  • Collect the questions that the participants want to ask the Secretary General at the Conversation.   

The moderator will ensure that:

  • The recommendations on the Draft Declaration are constructive, to the point, and in relation to the contents of the Draft Declaration of the General Assembly.
  • The diversity of postures and opinions is faithfully reflected in the document.

- The methodology for the formulation of recommendations will also seek to ensure that:

  • All postures will be treated in the same manner. 
  • As such, mechanism of consensus or vote that seek to favor some postures and silence others will not be used.
  • Positions expressed in the document will not be qualified as majority or minority positions. 
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A.Barrantes
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Welcome from the moderator

Dear participants, welcome to the first Hemispheric  Virtual Forum with Civil Society, Social Actors and Workers in preparation for the 46th  regular session of the OAS General Assembly which will take place on June 13-15, 2016 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

My name is Alexandra Barrantes and I will be the moderator of this Working Group. I am a social protection expert, and currently I am Chief of the Equity Section within the OAS Department of Social Inclusion, responsible for the social development and economic, social and cultural rights portfolios.  My role in this forum is to promote dialogue among participants and facilitate the formulation of concrete recommendations about the draft Declaration of Santo Domingo: Institutional Strengthening for Sustainable Development in the Americas.   In order to start with the dialogue, I will invite you to review the Draft Declaration included in the Forum, and present some thoughts or comments. Welcome!

Zandral
Derechos LGTBI

Hay dos derechos básicos que se deben dar a los LGTBI
1o el derecho a la VERDAD se les debe decir la verdad sobre la ineficencia del condón para que no piensen que hay sexo seguro
2o Derecho a decidir si quieren terapia hacia la heterosexualidad y acceso a esa terapia.
Sin estos derechos hay manipulación y engaño

centro guadalupe
on the rights of persons with same sex attraction

The Guadalupe Center for Life and Family in Puerto Rico submits the following paragraph for inclusion: "39. Persons with same sex attraction must be respected in their inalienable human dignity. Because of their human dignity, they have a right to the truth about authentic human sexuality and about chastity which is defined as the proper use of the human sexual capacity. "

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