Wednesday, 14 May 2014

IDAHO Forum side-event


One of our projects at aditus foundation consists of Supporting the Fulfilment of Rights of Specific Asylum-Seeking Groups, which is supported by the VOICES Foundation.


In the framework of this project, we are organising a side-event to the IDAHO Forum. The event, entitled ‘Protecting sexual orientation/gender identity asylum-seekers & refugees’, will explore the new protection opportunities presented in the recast EU asylum Directives and assess how to best identify and protect SOGI applicants and refugees. It will take place on the 15th May, in Valetta, and registrations can be done directly in our website.

Participation is free of charge, but places available are limited, so try to register as soon as possible!

Here’s the programme:

15th May, 2014
Aula Magna, Old University Building, St. Paul Street, Valletta

9.30 – 9.45
Welcome & Introduction
Dr. Neil Falzon, aditus foundation, Director

9.45 – 10.00
IDAHO Conference: migration & asylum perspectives
Ministry for Social Dialogue, Consumer Affairs & Civil Liberties

10.00 – 10.30
Protection & advocacy opportunities in the recast EU asylum Directives
Maria Hennessy, European Council on Refugees & Exiles, Senior
Legal Officer

10.30 – 10.45
Coffee Break

10.45 – 12.45
How can I prove that I am gay? Examining the barriers & hurdles faced by the LGBTI refugee
S Chelvan, No5 Chambers, Barrister

12.45 – 13.15
Current trends & the way ahead
Joël Le Déroff, ILGA-Europe, Senior Policy & Programmes Officer

13.15 – 13.30
Further questions & closing


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