Socio-cultural and economic inclusion: State of the world

Open seminar hosted by Höfði Reykjavík Peace Centre and the Ministry for Foreign Affairs

Socio-cultural and economic inclusion: State of the world

In this open seminar Madrigal-Borloz, UN Independent Expert on Protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, examines the ways in which an inclusive society and effective state measures enable people to enjoy protection from violence and discrimination. He highlights the unique role of leaders in different fields, all of which allows the cycle of exclusion to be broken and have a positive impact on the misconceptions, fears and prejudices that fuel violence and discrimination.The presentation further examines how discriminatory laws and sociocultural norms continue to marginalize and exclude lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and gender-diverse persons.

Mr. Victor Madrigal-Borloz is a Senior Visiting Researcher at the Harvard Law School Human Rights Program. He assumed the role of UN Independent Expert on Protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity for a three year period starting on 1 January 2018.

Moderator: Þórir Guðmundsson, Editor- in- Chief at Visir, Stöð 2 and Bylgjan