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About Igualitos Foundation

Igualitos Foundation

The Latin American Foundation for the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of the LGBTI Population - Igualitos Foundation - arises from the idea that, in a constitutional State of law, all people are equal regardless of race, sex, religion or sexual orientation . That is why it is proposed that civil institutions offered by a democratic state, should be accessible to all people. This is in application of the legal principles that regulate human rights in democracies: respect for minorities, progression of rights, promotion of plurality, secularism of the State, as well as equality of dignity of all people.

The Igualitos foundation was set up to eradicate discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. To achieve these objectives, the Foundation relies on strategic litigation, public opinion and scientific research.

To date, the following incident actions have been carried out:

1. Equal Marriage Claim in El Salvador

2. Additional equal marriage claim to block the constitutional reform attempt by conservative congress man.

3. Writing of the memorandums that were presented for the thematic hearing that was held on the 161th session of the Interamerican Commission of Human Rights this past March, this per request of COMCAVIS TRANS that asked for our help in denouncing the hate crimes that the LGBTI community face in El Salvador. 

4. Cycle of conferences organized for Dr. John Corvino´s first official visit in Latin America. The Igualitos Foundation organized events with Universidad Latinoamericana de Ciencia y Tecnología (ULACIT), Dentons Muñoz, University for Peace (United Nations), Colegio de Abogados y Abogadas de Costa Rica, among others. 

5. Written and oral hearings that were held this past May 16 and 17th at the Interamerican Court of Human Rights for the Advisory Opinion 24 that was initiated by the Republic of Costa Rica to determine whether the states had the obligation to regulate same sex couples and to issue a gender identity law

6. Amicus curiae for the equal marriage claim in Panama.  

7. Confidential. But it will be high impact. 

None of those areas would be complete  if we don't return anything to the societies we are connected to, as the equal rights movement in El Salvador,IGUALITOS.AS, is currently funded and powered by HD-Lex. Other strategic partner from IGUALITOS.AS. are the online marketing agency: Pivot & Pilot and John Keilheaur

We also thank  Dr. John Corvino, Dr. Evan Wolfson from Freedom to Marry, William Hernández from Entre Amigos, Cruz Torres from the Secretaria de Inclusión Social and Karla Avelar from COMCAVIS TRANS for all their advise, trust and empathy.