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During Friday, the Human Rights Conference took place in EuroPride House Stockholm, with a European focus on LGBTQ rights, especially in regards to transgender people.
Britta Davidsson, president of Stockholm Pride, and Tasso Stafilidis, president of West Pride, welcomed the visitors, after which the conference was opened by Alice Bah Kunkhe, Swedish Minister of Democracy, and Birgitta Ohlsson, the former minister of European Union affairs.
The conference offered several seminars and lectures, for example about the mobilisation of the trans communities in Eastern Europe and Russia, LGBTQ refugees and the challenges they face in the migration process, as well as how Swedish minors lacks the right to change their sex legal.
Sandra Ehne, president of RFSL, and Hans Linde, president of RFSU, together held a seminar about abortion in countries like Poland and Ireland. Several of the parties of parliaments LGBTQ branches and Amnesty held their own seminars as well.
Swedish party leader debate
Another event during the day, appart from the Human Rights Conference but held in the EuroPride House Stockholm, was RFSL’s party leader debate. Eight Swedish parties, Feministic Initiative and seven parties fromt the parliament, debated various topics with LGBTQ-focus for an audience of about 600 visitors.
EuroPride 2018 Gothenburg
August 17th there will be second Human Rights Conference during EuroPride 2018 Gothenburg. This will have a global focus, and the Swedish European Union commissioner Cecilia Malmström is the opening speaker.