Transcinema: trans presence and representation in brazilian audiovisual media

Transcinema: trans presence and representation in brazilian audiovisual media

Afro-descendant, Brazil, Brazil, English, LGBTI, LGBTI
Brazil, June 11, 2021 - “I never imagined living in a country that kills travestis [1] and transsexuals the most. I never imagined how powerful the reference of my population could be, on and off the screen. In theater, producing music on and off the radio, dancing and encouraging the presence of our trans bodies in Brazil.” With this reference, the power of trans bodies and the Brazilian reality, Wescla Vasconcelos- director, screenwriter and presenter- opens the program, “Transcinema: Presence and Representation in Brazilian Audiovisual Media” [2]. The program was supported by the Aldir Blanc Law, the Rio de Janeiro State Government, and the State Secretariat for Culture and Creative Economy, as well as the Kinoplex Cinema Network. Written in partnership with Biancka Fernandes, Transcinema was created in order to…
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JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: Full-Time Consultant (Brussels)

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: Full-Time Consultant (Brussels)

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JOB ANNOUNCEMENT FULL-TIME CONSULTANT International Institute on Race, Equality and Human Rights Location: Brussels, Belgium The  International Institute on Race, Equality and Human Rights is a human rights organization created in 2014 working in partnership with local activists in Latin America to build grass roots movements that promote and protect the rights of populations marginalized because of gender, ethnicity, race, socio-economic status, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability. Race and Equality has a dynamic capacity-building approach to promote human rights race and combat discrimination based on race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and gender identity. Our work largely focuses on the rights of Afro-Latinos, LGBTI people, indigenous peoples, women and other marginalized communities.  Using a combination of litigation, community mobilization, human rights reporting, research and advocacy methodology at the domestic and international…
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Political Violence in Brazil:  What is the Value of Black and Transgender Parliamentarians Lives?

Political Violence in Brazil: What is the Value of Black and Transgender Parliamentarians Lives?

Afro-descendant, Blog, Brazil, Brazil, Discrimination, English, LGBTI, LGBTI
Given the growing political-electoral violence plaguing the security of trans and black parliamentarians in Brazil, both in their daily lives and in the exercise of their mandates, the International Institute on Race, Equality and Human Rights (Race and Equality) makes an urgent call for international human rights and protective strategies.The imminent risk of death due to political violence led the black trans councilor, Benny Briolli (PSOL/RJ), to leave the country in May 2021. The severity of the threats and attacks directed at Benny caused her political party to seek shelter in another country for her safety. The current fragility of Brazilian democracy calls into question the political actors who defend the guidelines for the guarantee of human rights, with political violence being the engine of hate speech and the spread…
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Menstruation: a vital topic for ensuring human rights in Latin America

Menstruation: a vital topic for ensuring human rights in Latin America

Cuba, English, Race and Equality
Washington, D.C.; May 28, 2021.- To mark Menstrual Hygiene Day, celebrated worldwide on May 28th, the International Institute on Race, Equality and Human Rights (Race and Equality) held a virtual panel with Latin American activists and experts who discussed menstruation and its relationship with human rights. The panel also launched the new report Menstruation and Human Rights in Cuba, written and published by the Cuban civil society organization Plataforma Femenina (Women’s Platform). The panel began with a presentation of Menstruation and Human Rights in Cuba, which discusses the obstacles that women, adolescent and young girls, and other menstruating people face in accessing menstrual hygiene products. The report offers recommendations to the State of Cuba regarding the need to provide the conditions for menstruating with dignity. From there, the panelists discussed…
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Race and Equality expresses concern for imprisoned Cuban activist Yandier García Labrada and calls on Cuba to comply with the decisions of the IACHR

Race and Equality expresses concern for imprisoned Cuban activist Yandier García Labrada and calls on Cuba to comply with the decisions of the IACHR

Cuba, IACHR, Race and Equality
Washington, D.C.; May 26, 2021.- The International Institute on Race, Equality and Human Rights (Race and Equality) expresses our serious concern at the situation of Yandier Garcia Labrada, a Cuban activist and member of the Christian Liberation Movement (MCL) who has been held in “El Típico” prison for nearly eight months without any charges being presented against him. Yandier Garcia Labrada was detained on October 6, 2020, after protesting against problems with the distribution of food in Manatí, Las Tunas. After being detained, he was held incommunicado for approximately a month, during which time he suffered beatings at the hands of security forces which left him with an immobilized arm. He has still not received any medical attention, despite this injury and his severe asthma. Recognizing the serious risks that Yandier…
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