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 of 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.

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Five years working towards inclusion, equality, and diversity in Latin America”
Five years working towards inclusion, equality, and diversity in Latin America”
January 17, 2020
Five years after the founding of the International Institute on Race, Equality and Human Rights (Race and Equality), it is valuable to take a step back and revisit our beginnings, the work ...
Race and Equality coordinates academic visit of UN Independent Expert on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, Victor Madrigal.
Race and Equality coordinates academic visit of UN Independent Expert on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, Victor Madrigal.
January 17, 2020
The UN Independent Expert on protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, Mr. Victor Madrigal, will make an academic visit to Brazil, whic...
SHORT-TERM LEGAL CONSULTANCY (MATERNITY COVER – 4 MONTHS)
SHORT-TERM LEGAL CONSULTANCY (MATERNITY COVER – 4 MONTHS)
January 13, 2020
SHORT-TERM LEGAL CONSULTANCY (MATERNITY COVER - 4 MONTHS) International Institute on Race, Equality and Human Rights Location: Washington, D.C. The International Institute on Race, Equality ...
91 political prisoners are released in Nicaragua, but harassment continues
91 political prisoners are released in Nicaragua, but harassment continues
January 9, 2020
Washington DC, January 9, 2020. On December 30th, the Nicaraguan government released 91 political prisoners who had been detained in prisons across the country for anywhere from two to eigh...
CERD Committee urges Colombia to compile accurate data statistics on its Afrodescendant population
CERD Committee urges Colombia to compile accurate data statistics on its Afrodescendant population
December 18, 2019
The UN Committee for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) issued a recommendation to the Colombian State to adopt an appropriate methodology that ensures “accurate and trustworth
Civil society organizations commemorate the 100th session of the CERD
Civil society organizations commemorate the 100th session of the CERD
December 12, 2019
Geneva, December 12, 2019. To commemorate the 100th session of the UN Committee for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD), The International Institute on Race, Equality and Human...

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.

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CARLOS QUESADA

Executive Director and Founder of the International Institute on Race, Equality and Human Rights. Until October 2014 Carlos was Global Rights’ Director of the Ethnic and Racial Equality Program/Advisor on the Rights of LGBTI people. He is trained as a journalist and a lawyer. Carlos is working to combat racial and ethnic discrimination and discrimination based on a different sexual orientation and gender identity in the Americas and in some countries in Africa…

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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.

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The National Conference of Afro-Colombian Organizations (CNOA), is a national convergence of more than 270 afro-descendant organizations…
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The Trans Support and Action Group Foundation – GAAT is a community-based social organization that works to defend and assert the human rights…
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Caribe Afirmativo seeks to advocate for the establishment and positioning of gender and sexual diversity agendas in the Caribbean region…
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