Organizations supporting LGBTI persons’ rights issue a warning regarding the grave crisis over human rights in the country

Organizations supporting LGBTI persons’ rights issue a warning regarding the grave crisis over human rights in the country

Brazil, Brazil, Colombia, English, Español, IACHR, OAS, ONU, Spanish, UN
The International Institute on Race, Equality, and Human Rights (Race & Equality), Instituto Transformar [Transform Institute] of Brazil, TRANS Siempre Amigas [TRANS Always Friends] (TRANSSA) of the Dominican Republic, Corporación Caribe Afirmativo [Affirmative Caribbean Corporation] of Colombia, Fundación Arcoiris de Tumaco [Tumaco Rainbow Foundation] of Colombia, [and] Red Peruana de Jóvenes Afrodescendientes Ashantí [Ashanti Peruvian Network of Afro-Descendant Youth] of Peru express extreme concern regarding the grave state of vulnerability of LGBTI persons’ rights in Brazil.  In light of the more than 160 recorded homicides in 2018 of LGBTI persons, the occurrence of 10 homicides due to prejudice during the first days of 2019, the majority of them Afro-descendant trans persons, is extremely concerning.  Additionally worrisome is Provisional Measure 870/19 that excludes the LGBT population as a subject for the…
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JOB ANNOUNCEMENT – Full-Time Consultant (GVA)

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT – Full-Time Consultant (GVA)

English, Job Listing
JOB ANNOUNCEMENT Full-Time Consultant International Institute on Race, Equality and Human Rights Location: Geneva, Switzerland The International Institute on Race, Equality and Human Rights is an international, human rights capacity-building organization that works side by side with activists in Latin America to enhance their ability to promote and protect the human rights of marginalized and vulnerable people who suffer from discrimination based on their national or ethnic origin, their sexual orientation or gender identity. We strengthen grassroots organizations, helping them to become political actors able to promote structural changes in the countries where we work. Our methodology consists in providing technical assistance in order to help our partners monitor and document human rights abuses and increase their advocacy capacity at the national, regional and international levels. Race and Equality has…
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JOB ANNOUNCEMENT – Office Manager (DC/US)

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT – Office Manager (DC/US)

English, Job Listing
JOB ANNOUNCEMENT OFFICE MANAGER International Institute on Race, Equality and Human Rights Location: Washington, DC The International Institute on Race, Equality and Human Rights (IIREHR) is an international, human rights capacity-building organization that works side by side with activists in Latin America to enhance their ability to promote and protect the human rights of marginalized and vulnerable people who suffer from discrimination based on their national or ethnic origin, their sexual orientation or gender identity. Position Summary: This position reports to the Executive Director and is responsible for managing, maintaining, and coordinating a variety of projects and office services for our domestic and international program staff. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Manage daily office activities to ensure the smooth operation of day-to-day business; maintain conference room reservation calendars; book conference rooms, set…
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International Organisations Establish International Observatory of the Human Rights Situation in Nicaragua

International Organisations Establish International Observatory of the Human Rights Situation in Nicaragua

English, Español, Nicaragua, NIcaragua, Regional, Spanish
Americas/Europe, 16 January 2019. April 18, 2018 marked a watershet moment in the recent history of Nicaragua, with the outbreak of a political and social crisis that has seriously impacted the respect for and guarantee of human rights of the Nicaraguan people. Nine months since the start of the human rights crisis, state repression against protesters, leaders, human rights organisations and social movements continues, placing the defence of human rights and social participation difficult to sustain. The government of President Daniel Ortega and Vice President Rosario Murillo has also been denying opportunities for international monitoring, which they had initially invited, such as the Follow-up Mechanism for the Situation in Nicaragua (MESENI) of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, (IACHR) and the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. According to the statement made by the executive…
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OAS announces it will apply the Inter-American Democratic Charter to Nicaragua after learning that crimes against humanity have been committed in that country

OAS announces it will apply the Inter-American Democratic Charter to Nicaragua after learning that crimes against humanity have been committed in that country

English, IACHR, Nicaragua, NIcaragua, OAS, Regional, Spanish
Washington DC, December 28, 2018 – The Organization of American States (OAS) will begin the process of applying the Inter-American Democratic Charter to Nicaragua, declared Secretary-General Luis Almagro yesterday, after the Vice President of the Inter-American Commission for Human Rights (IACHR), Esmeralda Arosamena de Troitiño, presented a report produced by independent experts from various disciplines that reveals that actions committed by the State of Nicaragua against the peacefully-demonstrating population could be considered crimes against humanity. Almagro explained that the application will begin with the convening of the Permanent Council, pursuant to Article 20 of the Charter, which establishes that when an alteration of the constitutional order occurs in any Member State that seriously impacts its democratic order, a collective assessment of the situation can be performed and related decisions adopted.…
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