Sub-regional Workshop for Mexico and Central America on the Right to an Identity. Recognizing Gender Identity in the Civil Registries and Identity Documents.

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The OAS Universal Civil Identity Program in the Americas (PUICA), with the support of the National Register of Population and Identity (RENAPO), and in coordination with the Secretariat of Foreign Affairs and the National Council for the Prevention of Discrimination (CONAPRED) of the Mexican Government, will organize the Sub-regional Workshop for Mexico and Central America on the Right to an Identity. Recognizing Gender Identity in the Civil Registries and Identity Documents.

This workshop aims to open a space for sharing best practices on the legal recognition of gender identity in the region, and will have the participation of the civil registry institutions of Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, México, Nicaragua, Panama y the Dominican Republic, next August 15 and 16, 2019 in Mexico City.

Activities will include interactive chats and panels with experts from international organizations, government agencies and civil society organizations, as well as horizontal dialogues between representatives of the civil registry institutions, seeking to identify priorities, best practices and common obstacles for the adoption of legal procedures for the recognition of self-perceived gender identity.