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In the political groups

  • Member: Socialists, Democrats and Greens Group since 25/01/2021
  • Vice-Chairperson: Socialists, Democrats and Greens Group from 27/01/2020 to 24/01/2021
  • Member: Socialists, Democrats and Greens Group from 30/09/2019 to 26/01/2020

In the Assembly

  • since 30/09/2019 Substitute - Belgium

In the committee(s) and sub-committee(s)

  • General Rapporteur on the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people: Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination (since 30/01/2020)
  • Full Member: Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination (since 30/09/2019)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Integration (from 03/10/2019 to 28/01/2020)
  • Alternate of Ms Darya SAFAI (Full Member): Committee on Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons (since 30/09/2019)
  • Alternate of Ms Darya SAFAI (Full Member): Sub-Committee on Diasporas and Integration (since 30/01/2020)
  • Alternate of Ms Darya SAFAI (Full Member): Sub-Committee on Diasporas (from 03/10/2019 to 28/01/2020)
  • Alternate of Ms Els van HOOF (Full Member): Sub-Committee on Disability, Multiple and Intersectional Discrimination (since 02/10/2019)


Last speeches

30/09/2021 | 12:58:37 (Undelivered speech, Rules of Procedure Art. 31.2) Dear colleagues, I would like to draw your attention to the situation of LGBTI people in Afghanistan. Even before the Taliban took power, having same-sex relations was a criminal offence in Afghanistan, and it carried a sentence of two years in prison. Fear of imprisonment was already used as a means of extortion and abuse against LGBTI people in Afghanistan. In July, a Taliban judge, in a region already controlled by Taliban at the time, was... 29/09/2021 | 10:33:59 Thank you Mr Chair. Dear colleagues, First of all I want to congratulate all the rapporteurs, especially my dear colleague from Belgium, Mr Simon MOUTQUIN, for his excellent work. Colleagues, Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's needs but not every man's greed. Environmental protection is still inadequately guaranteed to this day. The right to a safe, clean, healthy and sustainable environment should be self-evident, but that is unfortunately not the case. Your environment should not... 28/09/2021 | 11:43:56 Dear colleagues, I would like, first, to thank the rapporteur for the excellent work on this report. The growing socio-economic inequalities in our society damage or economy and tear our society apart. They divide us citizens from one another. Inequality is a threat for democracy, and a threat that particularly hits vulnerable and marginalized groups the most. Along with all older persons, children, persons with disability, women, migrants, and refugees, LGBTI people are also... 24/06/2021 | 16:29:27 Dear colleagues, I would first like to thank the rapporteur Mr Momodou Malcolm JALLOW on his excellent work on this report. This is an historic moment and is the first time since the existence of this institution that a written resolution has been created which addresses black people and people of African descent. Now more than ever I hope everyone is tuning in and gives this report and debate the attention it deserves. Colonialism still plays a vital role today in perpetrating and enforcing... 22/06/2021 | 18:29:32 Thank you, Mister Chair, dear colleagues. Thank you Madam rapporteur for your excellent work. The impacts of the pandemic on children's rights has been immense. The measures taken to address Covid-19 might worsen inequalities and discrimination of LGBTI children and young people. Social isolation and lack of connection to supportive peers can lead to severe mental health issues. This is especially true for those whose families are not supportive of their sexual orientation, gender identity...