The Institute on Race, Equality and Human Rights (Race and Equality) works to promote racial and ethnic equality for Afro-descendant and indigenous communities – a unique focus among international human rights organizations. We work with a wide range of organizations in Latin America fighting racial discrimination or discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

In Nicaragua, Race and Equality works to strengthen local counterparts to use the Inter-American System and the Universal System of Human Rights, through technical assistance which provides tools to document human rights violations and produce optimal reports for the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights and the Special Procedures – including the various Committees that monitor International Conventions signed by Nicaragua, as well as the Universal Periodic Review (UPR).

In light of the repression in Nicaragua which has worsened since April 18, 2018 – causing hundreds of deaths – Race and Equality offers technical assistance to local counterpart organizations to make visible the situation of women, Afro-descendants, LGBTI population, and human rights in general as a means to promote the search for justice, and against impunity.

Race and Equality strengthens the capacity of our counterparts and the leaders of the various countries in which we work, so that they may actively participate in the OAS General Assembly, the Summit of the Americas Process, the Inter-American Human Rights Protection System, the Special Procedures and Treaty Bodies of the United Nations System.

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The Outcome of the International Decade for People of African Descent in the Americas Depends on All of Us
Defensores LGBTI aún se enfrentan a grandes desafíos en Latinoamérica
December 4, 2018
Washington, D.C., 5 de diciembre de 2018. Aunque las protecciones legales de la comunidad LGBTI se han ido fortaleciendo en América Latina y el reconocimiento de sus derechos humanos ha gana
LGBTIQ community is more vulnerable after the start of the crisis in Nicaragua, according to activists
LGBTIQ community is more vulnerable after the start of the crisis in Nicaragua, according to activists
November 30, 2018
Washington, DC. November 30th, 2018. The LGBTIQ community has been traditionally discriminated against, however, since the human rights crisis started in Nicaragua last April, the violations