The Fernando Pombo Foundation took part in the “Jornada sobre los Delitos de Odio“, organised by Madrid’s Disabled People Federation (FAMMA).
We were represented here by Cristina Puigdengolas, lawyer of the Foundation, who also conducted the the First EXEQUO Project, and Ana Pérez Adroher, ICADE student in the Master’s Degree for Admission to the Practice of Law who is serving as an intern at the Fernando Pombo Foundation. Both took part in the panel on the legal status of disabled people in the presence of hate crimes.
Hate crimes are a topical matter of public interest. They harm the dignity, integrity and freedom of individuals, directly impinging on their fundamental rights.
In the EXEQUO Project with Homeless People, which took place in 2014, the Foundation addressed hate crimes by publishing a legal report on peniaphobia (aversion to poor people): Informe jurídico sobre Aporofobia: la fobia al pobre. Since then we have continued to work on identifying and developing concrete legal actions to raise awareness amongst lawyers of this phenomenon and improve the legal protection of victims.