Spain receives the Global Equality Champion Award from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation for its leadership in advancing the rights of the LGBTQ community

​​On April 23, the Embassy of Spain in Washington, D.C. received the Global Equality Champion Award from the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, a leading organization which defends the rights of LGBTI persons

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​The award ceremony was attended by some 120 people, including members of the U.S. Department of State, the World Bank, the Organization of American States, the European Union and accredited embassies in Washington.

The award was presented by Jay Brown, the Vice-President of the HRC Foundation, who made special mention in his speech of the legal protections and rights available to LGBTI persons in Spain, as well as the leadership and commitment the country has shown in this field.

The fight against discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity is indeed one of the priorities of Spanish foreign policy with regard to human rights. For many years, Spain has promoted numerous actions to defend the rights of LGBTI persons across different multilateral forums: The United Nations Human Rights Council (supporting the mandate of the Independent Expert on protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity), the General Assembly of the United Nations, the LGBT Core Group of the United Nations (an informal and heterogeneous network of countries, international organizations NGOs and civil organizations, which was created to give visibility and support to the demands and claims of LGBTI persons within the United Nations), the European Union (developing and approving the EU Guidelines on the rights of LGBTI persons and the EU Guidelines on Non-Discrimination), and the Equal Rights Coalition (an intergovernmental structure which promotes multilateral cooperation, information exchange and good practices in the defense and support of LGBTI persons).

The question of human rights for LGBTI persons is also often raised in bilateral talks with third countries. The Human Rights Office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the European Union and Cooperation also runs a grant scheme for activities relating to the promotion and protection of human rights, announced annually, in order to combat discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity as priority lines of action.

 

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