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.
- Job Announcement – LGBTI Consultant to Latin America
- Unanimously Approved US Congressional Resolution Condemns Nicaraguan Governmental Repression Against Its Citizens
- In a time of grief and mourning, Ortega and Murillo celebrated the 39th anniversary of the Sandinista Revolution
- Race and Equality supports a Nicaraguan delegation to the United Nation in Geneva, Switzerland
- SO THAT OUR VOICES ARE HEARD AND INCLUDED! Today We Commemorate the International Day for Afro-Latino, Afro-Caribbean, and Diaspora Women
- Inter-American Commission on Human Rights Grants Precautionary Measures to Anibal Toruño and Journalists from Radio Dario in Nicaragua
- Nicaraguan Voices Weight in on the Current Human Rights Crisis, and Offer Recommendations to Guarantee Truth, Justice and the Reestablishment of a Democratic Order