GAP Partner Constituent Group- Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI)

Organization Description

logo-GAPThe General Assembly of Partners (GAP) is an engagement platform that that aims to support stakeholder contributions to the ‘New Urban Agenda,’ the outcome document of the Habitat III Conference to be held in Quito, Ecuador in October, 2016. For more information about the ‘New Urban Agenda’ see the Habitat III website.

GAP consists of 17 Partner Constituent Groups (PCG) with members from the United Nations’ nine major groups, the Habitat Agenda Partners and other relevant stakeholders.  PCGs are involved with the advancement of new ideas and methodologies in the field of sustainable urbanization and human settlement development, including but not limited to, public spaces and streets, urban transport and mobility, climate change and environment, energy, housing and slum upgrading, safety and security in cities.

GAP member organizations are mapped and searchable on this website’s member directory under Type: General Assembly of Partners

 The General Assembly of Partners has met several times in different regions of the world: October, 2015 (New York), December, 2015 (Paris), March (TBA), 2015, Indonesia (July), 2016, October (Quito), 2016, May (Nairobi), 2017 and February (Kuala Lumpur) 2018.

The Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) PCG is the newest addition to the GAP platform. Approved at the World Urban Forum in Kuala Lumpur (February 2018), they have hit the ground running and will be electing co-chairs in the 2018 election.

GAP SOGI Application
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SOGI PCG Co-Chairs

  1. Open
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2018 Elections

Procedure:

The SOGI PCG founding members will elect inaugural co-chairs for the co-chair position 2018-2020 between May 3 and May 11. Each member may vote for one nominee.The candidate for co-chair and her statement are listed below.

Candidate(s)

1. Danilo Manzano, Fundación Esquel (Ecuador)
My name is Danilo Manzano, LGBTIQ activist in Quito, Ecuador. I started my studies in public relations (UTE), a degree in marketing 2.0 (USFQ) and I am a mediator in conflict resolution (Chamber of Commerce of Quito) I work at Fundación Esquel, an organization with more than 27 years of experience working with civil society organizations in Ecuador. Within the Esquel Foundation I work as coordinator of the Youth area. The public space is my specialty, to promote spaces where we can leave a message for LGBTI populations, understanding and understanding the daily life of people as a key tool for the strategic analysis of the activities that can be carried out. I am the Director of “Dialogando Ando”, an alternative communication platform on YouTube and Facebook that promotes youth leaders in the country and social issues. Within my advocacy activities I was able to participate in the following spaces: – Scholarship in Resolution of Conflicts, by the Chamber of Commerce of Quito (2017) – Exhibitor of the international chat platform TEDx (2017) – Scholarship for citizen advocacy activities, by the Fundación Chilena Ciudadano Inteligente (2017) – Speaker at the political congress of LGBTI people, invited by the VICTORY Foundation Organization in the city of Washington DC (December 2017) – Speaker on LGBTI issues in Latin America at the WUF9 HABITAT III World Meeting in the city of Kuala Lumpur-Malaysia. (February 2018) – Global Innovator of the Human Rights Campaign Organization (USA 2018)

 

2. Dr. Joy Masuhara, member, Queer: SOGI PCG (Canada)

I am a lesbian physician of Asian heritage, living in Vancouver, Canada. I was a litigant in the same-sex marriage legal case, which resulted in Canada becoming the third country in the world to legalize same-sex marriage.

I am Co-Chair of Women Transforming Cities International Society, and in this role have been actively involved with UN Habitat. I have been a member of the Women’s Partners Constituent Group of GAP and attended the regional conference in Prague including the GAP day long working meeting post conference. I am very familiar with GAP, the NUA, SDG’s and other global agreements. I have presented at side events at European Habitat in Prague, Habitat III in Quito, and most recently at WUF 9. I also participated in the development of the “Queer Declaration” to UN Habitat, which was presented to UN Habitat Executive Director, Dr. Joan Clos at Habitat III.

I feel strongly that in the implementation phase of the New Urban Agenda “no one be left behind”. I am encouraged that GAP has approved the inclusion of the Queer: SOGI PCG.  The queer community faces many serious and urgent challenges globally, and the opportunity to improve urban spaces for “all” via the collaborative efforts of GAP is welcomed. I look forward to participate in this process as a Co-Chair of this PCG.

I also declare that I am a voting member of the Queer:SOGI PCG and will no longer be a voting member of the Women’s Partners Constituent Group.

Location

Contact Person

SOGI Steering Committee

gapqueersogi@gmail.com

  • Topics

    • Equity
    • Health
    • Housing
    • Other
    • UN Habitat III
    • Urbanization
  • types

    • GAP Members
    • NGO
  • regions

    • Europe
    • North America
    • South America
  • scales

    • City/MSA
    • International
    • MultiNational
    • National
    • Neighborhood
    • Regional