On the occasion of the 53rd session of the General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS), the International Institute on Race, Equality and Human Rights (Race and Equality) will hold three parallel events.
Promote and Protect Human Rights
The International Institute on Race, Equality and Human Rights challenges discrimination, inequality, and injustice and amplifies the new voices of local activists in Latin America to promote, protect, and fulfill human rights.
Our vision is an equal society for all based on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights; one without racial, ethnic, or gender discrimination, or discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.
What We Do
Empower local activists to expose human rights violations
As a human rights capacity-building organization, Race and Equality works hand in hand with local activists to strengthen their ability to document and expose human rights violations related to racial or ethnic discrimination or discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. We advocate for legal and policy reform at the national level, using strategic litigation at the regional and international levels, and advocate before the international community on critical human rights issues, including at the United Nations and regional bodies.
who we fight for
Marginalized and vulnerable populations
We implement a dynamic, intersectional approach to promote human rights and combat discrimination based on race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and gender identity. Our work largely focuses on the rights of Afro-Latinos, LGBTI+ persons, indigenous peoples, women, and other marginalized communities.