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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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...
Statement by Civil Society Organizations on the Occasion of the Oral Update Regarding the Situation in Nicaragua to be Delivered by the UNHCHR
Statement by Civil Society Organizations on the Occasion of the Oral Update Regarding the Situation in Nicaragua to be Delivered by the UNHCHR
December 11, 2019
December 11th, 2019.  We, the undersigned civil society organizations, would like to express our alarm to United Nations High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet regarding the escalation of...
Who guarantees human rights in Cuba? Statement on Human Rights Day
Who guarantees human rights in Cuba? Statement on Human Rights Day
December 10, 2019
As the international community marks Human Rights Day, the International Institute on Race, Equality and Human Rights (Race and Equality) laments the human rights crisis that continues to a...
Human Rights Day: We Remain Committed to the Defense of Human Rights in Latin America
Human Rights Day: We Remain Committed to the Defense of Human Rights in Latin America
December 10, 2019
Washington, D.C. December 10, 2019. The International Institute on Race, Equality and Human Rights today joins the celebration of International Human Rights Day, which commemorates the adop...
Government´s “regulation” policy again threatens Cuban´s right to freedom of circulation
Government´s “regulation” policy again threatens Cuban´s right to freedom of circulation
December 9, 2019
The International Institute on Race, Equality and Human Rights (Race and Equality) condemns Cuban authorities’ prohibition of women’s rights activists to leave the country, as well as grave
Nancy Alfaya has been targeted by the Cuban government for her work defending women’s rights
Nancy Alfaya has been targeted by the Cuban government for her work defending women’s rights
December 8, 2019
The International Institute on Race, Equality and Human Rights (Race and Equality) denounces a series of human rights violations suffered by the Afro-Cuban activist and human rights defende...

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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