EL*C Joins Argentinian Center for Legal and Social Studies (CELS) in Urging German Government Action

In light of the upcoming official visit of Argentine President Javier Milei to Germany, EL*C has signed an open letter initiated by CELS – Center for Legal and Social Studies, seeking to highlight the increasingly precarious state of women’s and LGBTIQ rights in Argentina and urges the German government to respond accordingly.

Over recent months, Argentina has witnessed a disturbing decline in the rights and safety of women and LGBTIQ individuals. A notable and tragic example is the recent lesbophobic attack which resulted in the death of three lesbians and the severe injury of the fourth. The increasingly deteriorating situation for women’s and LGBTIQ rights under Javier Milei’s rule requires the urgent action and support for feminist and lesbian organizations, collectives and individuals.

Germany’s Feminist Foreign Policy Guidelines, adopted in 2023, emphasize that gender equality and women’s rights should be central to the country’s external relations. These guidelines represent a commitment to actively promoting and protecting feminist values on a global scale. As President Milei prepares for his visit, it is imperative that Germany upholds these principles by addressing the deteriorating situation in Argentina.

EL*C calls upon other organizations, both within Germany and internationally, to join in signing this open letter.

Read Letter: CELS Letter to the German Foreign Affairs Office

Sign here.

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