Tuesday, June 23, 2020


June 22, 2020

The Coalition of LGBTTTI Organizations of Latin America and the Caribbean working within the framework of the OAS, made up of the undersigned organizations, reject the statements made by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador to the National Council for the Prevention of Discrimination (CONAPRED).
The National Council for the Prevention of Discrimination CONAPRED, is the leading institution for promoting policies and measures to contribute to cultural and social development, to advance social inclusion and to guarantee the right to equality, which is the first of the fundamental rights in the Mexican Federal Constitution.
CONAPRED has been a key institution for the advancement and guarantee of the human rights of the most vulnerable populations, including LGBTTTI populations. From this Coalition we have seen its work on different occasions such as:
·    During the 47th General Assembly of the OAS held in Cancun, Quintana Roo, in 2017, ensuring a space free of discrimination for organized civil society.
·    With the preparation of the Survey on  Discrimination  on the Grounds  of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity ENDOSIG 2018.
·    By promoting the signing and ratification of the Inter-American Convention against All Forms of Discrimination and Intolerance in 2019 and 2020.
Requesting the resignation of its head and affirming the possible disappearance of this institution are actions that represent a very serious setback to the advancement of our rights and it is for this reason that from this Coalition we pronounce ourselves against it and make a strong call to stop the attacks against it, to reinforce its valuable and necessary mission and, above all, to strengthen its work with a greater budgetary allocation.
The National Council for the Prevention of Discrimination deals with around six thousand complaints a year from people who believe they have been discriminated against, promotes dialogue between different sectors of our society, both nationally and internationally, and has been key in generating reliable information that has provided accurate data on discrimination in Mexico.
With a clear agenda and tangible results, despite a small budget and limited staff, CONAPRED, today more than ever, needs to strengthen its independence and capacity for action. We reiterate our commitment to this institution and request that its importance be reassessed.
To disregard the work of the National Council for the Prevention of Discrimination (CONAPRED) is to disregard the fight for the advancement of human rights and the work of organized civil society, which in 2003 led to the issuance of the Federal Law for the Prevention and Elimination of Discrimination, which gave rise to this Council.

The  following  organizations  signed  on  as  part  of  the  LGBTTTI  Coalition of Latin American and Caribbean organizations working within the framework of the OAS:

 1.  Argentina AKAHATÁ Equipo de Trabajo en Sexualidades y Género
2.  Argentina ATTTA (RedLACTrans)
3.  Belize TIA Belize (RedLACTrans)
4.  Belize United Belize Advocacy Movement (UNIBAM)
5.  Bolivia Red Nacional de Mujeres Trans en Bolivia (REDTREBOL) (RedLACTrans)
6.  Bolivia Fundación Diversencia
7.  Brasil Articulação Política das Juventudes Negras
8.  Brasil Grupo Ativista de Travestis, Transexuais e Amig@s (GATTA)
9.  Brasil Grupo Esperança
10. Brasil Liga Brasileira de Lesbicas (LBL)
   11.  Brasil Rede Nacional de Negr@s e Afros LGBTTT (Rede‐Afros‐LGBTTT)
   12.  Canada*  *The Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network Canada (*Associate Member*)
   13.  Chile Asociación OTD Organizando Trans Diversidades
   14.  Chile Corporación Chilena de Personas Trans Amanda Jofré (RedLACTrans)
   15.  Colombia Asociación Lideres en Acción
   16.  Colombia Caribe Afirmativo
   17.  Colombia Colombia Diversa
   18.  Colombia Fundación Santamaría
   19.  Colombia Red Comunitaria Trans (RedLACTrans)
20.  Costa Rica Mulabi Espacio Latinoamericano de Sexualidades y Derechos
21.  Costa Rica TRANSVIDA (RedLACTrans)
22.  Costa Rica Asociación Ciudadana Acceder
23.  Dominica Dominica Chapter of the Caribbean HIV and AIDS Partnership (DomCHAP)
24.  Ecuador Asociación Alfil (RedLACTrans)
25.  Ecuador Taller de Comunicación Mujer
26.  El Salvador Asociación Aspidh Arcoiris (RedLACTrans)
27.  Grenada Grenada Chapter of the Caribbean HIV and AIDS Partnership (GrenCHAP)
28.  Guatemala Organización Trans Reinas de la Noche (OTRANS) (RedLACTrans)
29.  Guyana Society Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination (SASOD)
30.  Honduras Asociación para una Vida Mejor (APUVIMEH)
31.  Honduras Colectivo Unidad Color Rosa (RedLACTrans)
32.  Jamaica  Equality for All Foundation (J‐FLAG)
33.  México Letra S SIDA, Cultura y Vida Cotidiana
34.  México Red Mexicana de Mujeres Trans (RedLACTrans)
35.  México Fundación Arcoíris por el Respeto a la Diversidad Sexual A.C.
36.  México Las Reinas Chulas, Cabaret y Derechos Humanos, A.C
37.  Nicaragua Red Nicaragüense de Activistas Trans (REDTRANS)
38.  Nicaragua ODETRANS (RedLACTrans)
39.  Panamá Asociación Panameña de Personas Trans (RedLACTrans)
40.  Panamá Fundación Iguales
41.  Paraguay Aireana Grupo por los Derechos de las Lesbianas
42.  Paraguay Asociación Panambi (RedLACTrans)
43.  Paraguay Asociación Escalando
44.  Perú Centro de Promoción y Defensa de los Derechos Sexuales y Reproductivos (PROMSEX)
45.  Perú Instituto Runa de Desarrollo y Estudios sobre Género
46.  Perú Trans Organización Feminista por los Derechos Humanos (RedLACTrans)
47.  Regional Caribbean Forum for Liberation and Acceptance of Genders and Sexualities (CARIFLAGS)
48.  Regional Red Latinoamericana y del Caribe de Personas Trans (REDLACTRANS)
49.  Red de Trabajadoras Sexuales de Latinoamérica y el Caribe (RedTraSex) 
50.  Regional Synergía Iniciativas por los Derechos Humanos
51.  República Dominicana Comunidad de Trans Travesti y Trabajadoras Sexuales Dominicana COTRAVETD (RedLACTrans)
52.  República Dominicana Diversidad Dominicana
53.  St. Lucia United & Strong Inc.
54.  Sub-Regional Eastern Caribbean Alliance for Diversity and Equality (ECADE)
55.  Suriname Women's Way
56.  The Bahamas The D’ Marco Organization (RedLACTrans)
57.  Trinidad and Tobago CAISO
58.  Uruguay Asociación Trans del Uruguay (ATRU)
59.  Uruguay Colectivo Ovejas Negras
60.  Venezuela Venezuela Diversa Asociación Civil
61.  Venezuela Diversidad e Igualdad a Través de la Ley (DIVERLEX)