NICARAGUA


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.

Latest News

Job Announcement – LGBTI Consultant to Latin America
Job Announcement – LGBTI Consultant to Latin America
October 10, 2018
JOB ANNOUNCEMENT LGBTI CONSULTANT International Institute on Race, Equality and Human Rights Location: Latin America October 2018 The International Institute on Race, Equality and Human...
Cuban civil society activists denounce the practice of criminalization by the Cuban State during the 169th Period of Public Sessions of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
Cuban civil society activists denounce the practice of criminalization by the Cuban State during the 169th Period of Public Sessions of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
October 10, 2018
Boulder, Colorado, USA, October 2, 2018. Cuban journalists and human rights defenders participated in the public hearings of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), held on Oc...
Vice-President of Costa Rica and Vice-Chairpersons of the UN CERD Committee highlight the need for states to develop Action Plans during the Decade for People of African Descent
Vice-President of Costa Rica and Vice-Chairpersons of the UN CERD Committee highlight the need for states to develop Action Plans during the Decade for People of African Descent
October 4, 2018
“We cannot discuss the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) without taking into account historically-marginalized populations”   Coinciding with the 73rd General Assembly of the U