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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Race and Equality launches informational material to increase knowledge about and advocacy before human rights protection mechanisms

Race and Equality launches informational material to increase knowledge about and advocacy before human rights protection mechanisms

English, IACHR, OAS, Race and Equality, Regional, UN
Washington D.C., August 28, 2020. The International Institute on Race, Equality and Human Rights (Race and Equality) shares today with civil society and activists in Latin America and the Caribbean informational material about the Organization of American States (OAS) and its respective organs, as well as about the United Nations (UN). The objective of this material is to contribute to the increase in knowledge about and advocacy before these bodies for the defense and protection of human rights. “As an organization which seeks to strengthen the capacities of civil society in the region in the defense and protection of human rights, Race and Equality presents this material that addresses the functioning of human rights protection mechanisms in the Inter-American System as well as in the United Nations, with the hope…
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Race and Equality publishes eight recommendations to protect the Afro-descendant population in Latin America from COVID-19

Race and Equality publishes eight recommendations to protect the Afro-descendant population in Latin America from COVID-19

OEA, ONU, Regional
Washington D.C. August 6, 2020.- As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to reverberate across Latin America, the International Institute on Race, Equality and Human Rights (Race and Equality) set out to analyze the impact of the pandemic on the region’s Afro-descendant population. Based on the results, the organization has formulated eight recommendations for States, human rights institutions, and international bodies to develop pandemic responses that are in line with Afro-descendants’ needs. Race and Equality conducted this research through several webinars, virtual meetings, and dialogues with Afro-descendant leaders between March 27 and May 17, 2020. Public statements from Afro-descendant civil society in the region and declarations from anti-racial discrimination mechanisms within the Organization of American States (OAS) and United Nations systems were also consulted. According to data from the UN Economic Commission…
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A message of unity and strength on the International Day for Afro-Latina, Afro-Caribbean and Diaspora Women

A message of unity and strength on the International Day for Afro-Latina, Afro-Caribbean and Diaspora Women

English, Race and Equality, Regional
Washington D.C. July 24, 2020.- The International Day for Afro-Latina, Afro-Caribbean and Diaspora Women is celebrated across the hemisphere every July 25th to commemorate the first Summit of Afro-Latina and Afro-Caribbean Women, held in the Dominican Republic in 1992. The Summit was a key moment for Afro-descendant women’s fight to claim greater visibility and proper recognition for their contributions to culture and society. Along with our grassroots partners, including the Red de Mujeres Afrolatinoamericanas, Afrocaribeñas y de la Diaspora (RMAAD - Network of Afro-Latina, Afro-Caribbean and Diaspora Women), the International Institute on Race, Equality & Human Rights (Race and Equality) has designed graphic materials in collaboration with Afro-descendant women activists, including trans and lesbian leaders, from 11 Latin American countries.* These materials recognize the invaluable work of Afro-descendant women in…
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The case of George Floyd: an expression of structural racism

The case of George Floyd: an expression of structural racism

Afro-descendant, English, Regional
The International Institute on Race, Equality and Human Rights (Race & Equality) expresses our outrage at the killing of George Floyd, recognizing that he was killed by racism and police violence. His death, which thousands of people in the United States and across the world are protesting, is the consequence of structural and institutionalized racism. This racism perpetuates poverty, violence, discrimination and other systematic violations of African Americans’ fundamental rights. Despite efforts to deny the extent of racism in the US, George Floyd’s death cannot be understood without reference to these patterns of discrimination and violence, particularly the persistence of police violence against African Americans. Race & Equality is united with the individuals and organizations who are responding to the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and countless others by…
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