SO THAT OUR VOICES ARE HEARD AND INCLUDED! Today We Commemorate the International Day for Afro-Latino, Afro-Caribbean, and Diaspora Women

SO THAT OUR VOICES ARE HEARD AND INCLUDED! Today We Commemorate the International Day for Afro-Latino, Afro-Caribbean, and Diaspora Women

Afro-descendant, Brazil, Brazil, Colombia, Colombia, Cuba, Cuba, Dominican Republic, English, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Peru
July 25 marks the International Day for Afro-Latino, Afro-Caribbean, and Diaspora Women. The commemorative date was established in 1992 after a meeting in the Dominican Republic of more than 400 women from diverse Latin American countries, where they analyzed the consequences of racism and sexism in the region. The meeting also provided a space for attendees to articulate joint actions and remember historic struggles to combat these issues. On this day we remember that the fight to bring down the humiliations caused by discrimination, poverty, and violence is ongoing. Participatory spaces are closed off because of racist and discriminatory logic against women and Afro-descendants which prevail. Women from the region continue to be the victims of a hostile war committed to condemn their voices and their chants, to violate their…
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Decade for People of African Descent and the 2020 Census

Decade for People of African Descent and the 2020 Census

English, Panama
Washington, D.C. – May 28, 2018. On May 23, 2018, the Institute on Race, Equality and Human Rights (Race and Equality) and the National Secretariat for Afro-Panamanian Development (SENADAP) held a public conversation at the El Panama Hotel in Panama City, entitled “The Decade for People of African Descent, and the 2020 Census,” featuring panelists including Pastor Murillo, Independent Expert for the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD); Eunices Meneses of the National Coordination of Black Panamanian Organizations; and Cecilia Moreno of the Afro-Panamanian Forum. The conversation also brought together in the audience various Afro-Panamanian activists and representatives of the Afro-descendant Technical Committee who were involved in the previous 2010 census process. Elvia Duque of Race and Equality opened the dialogue by stressing the importance of the census,…
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Race and Equality participates in the 5th National Afro-Panamanian Summit – “Preparing our Future”

Race and Equality participates in the 5th National Afro-Panamanian Summit – “Preparing our Future”

English, Panama
Washington, D.C. May 7, 2018. The International Institute on Race, Equality and Human Rights (Race and Equality) participated in the “5th National Afro-Panamanian Summit – Intergenerational Summit: Preparing Our Future,” which took place May 4-6 in Panama City, Panama. Nearly 80 activists from the various regions of Panama were present in the Summit, including members of Afro-Panamanian organizations, well-known Afro-Panamanian activists, and others. Also in attendance were representatives of the Panamanian government and international actors, such as the UN Development Programme (UNDP). The Summit featured sessions and roundtable discussions on a variety of topics such as entrepreneurship, education, culture, the electoral cycle for 2019, the strengthening of the National Secretariat for Afro-Panamanian Development (SENADAP), and the 2020 Census. SENADAP’s Director, Urenna Best, organized a roundtable discussion titled “Strengthening of SENADAP…
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