Peruvian Congressman Alberto de Belaunde is one of the few political figures defending LGBTI civil and gender identity rights in Peru. This talk focuses on the question of human rights, including LGBTI challenges, in Latin America. The presentation was followed by a Q&A session (note that the recording ends prior to the end of the discussion).
» podcast (mp3, 45.1 MB) Duration 1hr 12minutes
This event was hosted by the Gender Institute, in partnership with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)
About Congressman de Belaunde
Mr de Belaunde is one of the youngest congressmen in Peru’s parliament. He comes from a family of respected politicians and lawyers. He is a promising character in Peruvian politics who was invited to join President Kuczynski’s party during the latter’s presidential race. Himself openly gay, he is one of the few political figures defending LGBTI civil and gender identity rights in Peru. With Lima being his constituency, his political interests as a Congressman also include improving transport infrastructure and public security. Mr de Belaunde holds a B.A. in Law (Peru), Fellow at the Global Competitive Leadership Program (Georgetown University, US); Master’s degree in Territorial Planning and Environmental Management (University of Barcelona, Spain)