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THE SECOND EDITION OF SOFIA HUMAN RIGHTS FORUM TOOK PLACE ON
MARCH 11th 2023
AT THE FRENCH INSTITUE IN SOFIA, BULGARIA
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Форум Права е събитие, създадено от Действие, което има за цел да събере най-ангажиращите правозащитници, за да споделят личните си истории и мечтите си за човечеството.
затвърждава демокрацията и правовата държава
разширява перспектива за бъдеще, в което равноправието е приоритет
засилва гласа на защитниците на правата на човека
е платформа за свързване между заинтересовани страни
за най-актуалните теми в обществото
"The Police: LGBTIQ+ Allies" Alain Parmentier
Alain is a French police officer and trainer on themes such as ethics and anti discrimination. He is the president of the European LGBT police association ‘EGPA’ which main purpose is the enlightenment and information of the topic ‘LGBT’ inside and outside of police organizations by informing the public and police forces about sexual orientation and gender identity and reducing widespread bias against the LGBTIQ+ people. He is also the founder of ‘Flag!’, the French association for LGBT police officers.
"To mobilize millions" Manol Peykov
Manol Peykov is a Bulgarian publisher, translator and politician. He is the owner and manager of Janet 45 publishing house, translator, winner of the National Award "Hristo G. Danov". In 2022, Manol Peykov launched a campaign to support Ukraine and help fight against the ongoing war. In February 2023, Manol implemented a new large-scale campaign to help people in distress after the earthquake in Syria and Turkey. In 2023, Manol founded the "Manol Peykov and Friends" foundation.
"LGBT Organization Deystvie" Denitsa Lyubenova
Att. Denitsa Lyubenova is the co-founder of LGBTI Organization Deystvie, and since 2016 the Director of the Legal Program of the organization. Denitsa is leading hundreds of cases before the national courts and dozens before the ECtHR to protect the rights of LGBTI people. The biggest achievement of Denitsa at the moment is the decision of the Court of the EU in the case C-490/20 V.M.A against Stolichna Municipality, Pancharevo District for the issuance of a birth certificate for a child with two parents of the same sex. The case is a precedent in Europe and led logically to a proposal for a Regulation on origin at the level of the European Union.
"All in for life" Madlena Komitova
Madlena Komitova works in one of the largest organizations for the care of elderly people in Austria - KWP (Kuratorium Wiener Pensionisten-Wohnhäuser). The company owns and manages 30 accommodation homes and 150 retirement clubs. Manager of the Retirement Clubs in Vienna, Madeleine ensures that all over 15,000 people in the homes live out their days healthy, active and with a smile on their faces.
"The war on drugs and the Pink house" Yulia Georgieva
Yuliya Georgieva is the chairperson of the Board of Directors of the "Center for Humane Policy" foundation, manager of the Pink House - the only low-threshold center for people who use drugs in the Bulgaria, and a human rights activist. She has extensive experience in the theory and practical application of the principles of reducing health harm from drug use in Bulgaria and in establishing and maintaining contacts with organizations working globally to create new and successful policies for drug users. The set of activities of the organization is to create suitable conditions for optimizing Bulgarian drug policies, from criminalization to methods based on scientific evidence and humanism.
"There was a (gift of) time" Sofia Ivanova
Sofia Ivanova is the executive director of the "Give a book" foundation, which has been supporting children and youth deprived of parental care in Bulgaria for the last 12 years. Despite its name, the foundation does more than just gifting books to children - its main focus is the "Give Time" project. The foundation achieves its effect thanks to recruited volunteers who create lasting friendships with the children and serve as positive authority figures and mentors. These friendships prove to be especially important in the youth's transition out of institutional care and their integration into society - especially for those who grow up without a supportive family and a close-knit community.
"Diversity & Inclusion" Felizitas Lichtenberg
Felizitas is the Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion at SumUp with 15 years of proven experience. She has a strong passion for Diversity & Inclusion and Sustainability with global as well as local market experience and business acumen coming from a commercial marketing background. She is enthusiastic in approaching challenges and opportunities to enhance business results and giving back to the people and planet. Besides Diversity, she engages in areas of Education, Environment and Entrepreneurship. Felizitas studied and lived in Germany, USA, Britain and France, she is an Intercultural Business Trainer, Organisational Change Manager and a Psychology Consultant.
"School of Arts and Crafts for Socially Disadvantaged Children" Animari Dimitrova
Growing up, Animari searched for herself for a long time. The most obvious example of this is that in the ninth grade she was accepted in the Mathematical High School, after two years she realized that she was in the wrong place. After a few years, she became a student of acting. Until 2006 she was the manager and director of the "BIS BARD" theatre formation, which she created. With eight years of experience in 17 homes with over 1,200 children, she created the first of its kind organization in Bulgaria - the School of Arts and Crafts for socially disadvantaged children in Rusalya village, Veliko Tarnovo municipality.