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ECRI 2021 annual seminar with Equality Bodies

18/10/2021 Strasbourg

Joining Forces to Promote and Protect the Human Rights of LGBTI Person. Opening statement by Dunja Mijatović. Dear all, dear friends, It is a real pleasure for me to be here this morning with you for this seminar organised by ECRI, an essential partner in the fight against all forms of...

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Exchange of views with the European Committee of Social Rights

17/05/2021 Strasbourg

Good afternoon to you all and thank you very much for the invitation to this exchange of views! This is the first time that we meet, and the timing is certainly good. Even though there are signs of relief now, at least in Europe, the Covid-19 pandemic has been much more than just a health crisis:...

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Council of Europe Conference to mark the European Day against sexual exploitation and sexual abuse of children

12/11/2020 Strasbourg

Good afternoon to you all and thank you very much for the invitation to contribute to this important event! The world we and our children live in is often described as over-sexualised. Children are exposed to sexualised images and messages from the media, advertisements and popular culture on a...

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How to advance the human rights of intersex people: lessons learned from Finland

30/06/2020 Strasbourg

Webinar organised by the Permanent Representation of Finland to the Council of Europe and the Council of Europe Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Unit I would like to start with a heartfelt thank you to Finland for taking the initiative of this webinar and for its expressed commitment to...

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Keynote speech at ILGA-Europe Annual Conference 2019

25/10/2019 Prague

Dear friends, I must start with paying tribute to the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots in New York city, which you celebrate this year. 50 years ago, those who had grown tired of hiding stood up against oppression. There have been considerable gains since then in securing the rights of...

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