Race and Equality Launches Manual on Report-Writing for Human Rights Advocacy

Race and Equality Launches Manual on Report-Writing for Human Rights Advocacy

English, IACHR, OAS, Regional, UN
Washington D.C., September 21, 2020.- The International Institute on Race, Equality and Human Rights (Race and Equality) is pleased to announce the publication of our manual for civil society organizations interested in writing human rights reports. The goal of this manual is to strengthen organizations’ ability to engage in advocacy at the national, regional, and international levels by preparing them to produce their own human rights documentation and analysis. The manual is available in the Publications section of Race and Equality’s website. The manual is available in two verions: one that is primarly text-based and one with illustrations to accompany the text. The illustrated version is intended to assist civil society organizations in sharing the manual’s content with human rights defenders. Through the manual, Race and Equality hopes organizations interested…
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Nicaraguan authorities’ repression of activists, human rights defenders, and journalists intensifies

Nicaraguan authorities’ repression of activists, human rights defenders, and journalists intensifies

English, Nicaragua
September 18th, 2020. The signatories of this letter denounce the repression of activists and those perceived as opponents of the Nicaraguan government at the hands of state agents during the celebration of Nicaragua’s Independence Day. Nicaraguan organizations recorded human rights violations carried out with a clear intent to intimidate those who oppose the current government’s policies. During the month of September, civil society figures, journalists, former political prisoners, and their families have all been targeted with arrests, criminalization, excessive force, raids of their homes, police harassment, death threats, vandalism, public slander, and online smear campaigns. Furthermore, women who work to defend human rights in Nicaragua are facing a dangerously violent situation. According to the data maintained by the Mesoamerican Initiative for Women Human Rights Defenders (IM-Defensoras), 165 aggressions against female…
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High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet urges the Government of Nicaragua to release 94 political prisoners

High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet urges the Government of Nicaragua to release 94 political prisoners

English, Nicaragua, UN
Geneva, September 16, 2020. In her oral update on the situation in Nicaragua before the United Nations Human Rights Council last Monday, High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet urged the Government of Nicaragua to release “all those arbitrarily deprived of their liberty in the context of protests or for expressing opinions critical of the Government.” She argued that freeing these political prisoners “would be a significant step towards restoring rights and reducing existing polarization.” According to the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), Nicaraguan civil society organizations report that 90 men and 4 women who are perceived as opponents of the Government have been arbitrarily deprived of their liberty and accused of common crimes as pretexts for their detention. This was the second oral update…
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JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: ONE-MONTH CONSULTANCY

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: ONE-MONTH CONSULTANCY

English, Jobs
JOB ANNOUNCEMENT ONE-MONTH CONSULTANCY International Institute on Race, Equality and Human Rights Location: Global The Institute on Race, Equality and Human Rights is a human rights organization created in 2015 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 the rights of Afro-Latinos, LGBT 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 level, we join our partners in developing and implementing strategies for change. Critical to this work is expanding the role of NGOs…
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Social leaders, government representatives, and regional institutions make proposals for justice and violence prevention after the Llano Verde killings

Social leaders, government representatives, and regional institutions make proposals for justice and violence prevention after the Llano Verde killings

CIDH, Colombia, English, IACHR, Race and Equality, UN
Bogota, September 4, 2020.- The Institute on Race, Equality and Human Rights (Race and Equality) held a virtual roundtable discussion with social leaders, government representatives, and Inter-American Human Rights Commission (IACHR) member Margarette May Macaulay, who is the IACHR’s Rapporteur on the Rights of Afro-descendants and Against Racial Discrimination. The discussion was convened in order to discuss proposals for truth, justice, and non-repetition following the killing of five young Afro-Colombians in the Llano Verde neighborhood of Cali on August 11. The webinar, titled Llano Verde Killings: Analysis and Proposals for Truth, Justice, Reparations, and Non-Repetition, was co-organized with the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA). The panelists discussed the particular experiences of Afro-Colombians in Colombia’s armed conflict and the post-conflict context, in which many Afro-Colombians have been forced to leave…
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