JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: LATIN AMERICA LEGAL PROGRAM OFFICER

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: LATIN AMERICA LEGAL PROGRAM OFFICER

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JOB ANNOUNCEMENT LATIN AMERICA LEGAL PROGRAM OFFICER International Institute on Race, Equality and Human Rights Location: Washington, D.C. Start date: Oct. 1, 2019 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 grassroots 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…
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Nicaraguan refugees living in Mexico and Central America held a summit in Costa Rica

Nicaraguan refugees living in Mexico and Central America held a summit in Costa Rica

English, Español, LGBTI, Nicaragua, NIcaragua, Regional, Spanish
San José, Costa Rica. From July 29th to the 31st, a group of LGBTI Nicaraguan refugees living in Mexico and Central America held a summit in San José, Costa Rica to promote discussion about the human rights of LGBTI refugees. In particular, the summit addressed violations and vulnerabilities resulting from workplace and housing discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. In the course of the summit, which was organized by the Mesa LGBTI de Nicaragua with the support of Race and Equality, participants reiterated that the circumstances which caused them to leave Nicaragua, the precarity of their situation in their host country, and experiences of discrimination have all combined to harm their emotional and mental health. This reality has not yet been identified and addressed in the international…
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JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: LGBTI Program Assistant

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: LGBTI Program Assistant

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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 grassroots movements that promote and protect the rights of populations marginalized because of gender, ethnicity, race, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability. The Institute uses a dynamic capacity-building approach to promote 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 at the domestic and international level, we join our local partners in developing and implementing strategies for change. We work with our partners to combat racial discrimination and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) through a holistic, multi-faceted approach. Critical…
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UN renews crucial mandate for protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity

UN renews crucial mandate for protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity

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“This is another historic victory, not only for communities of diverse sexual orientations and gender identities, but for humanity as a whole.” (Geneva, July 12, 2019) - In a defining vote, the United Nations Human Rights Council adopted a resolution to renew the mandate of the Independent Expert focusing on the protection against violence and discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. The resolution was adopted by a vote of 27  in favor, with 12 voting against and 7 abstentions. The campaign calling on the Council to renew the mandate of the UN Independent Expert on SOGI was supported by 1,312 non-governmental organizations from 174 States and territories. “This is another historic victory, not only for communities of diverse sexual orientations and gender identities, but for humanity…
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Journalist Lucía Pineda Ubau: “They stole six months of our lives in prison”

Journalist Lucía Pineda Ubau: “They stole six months of our lives in prison”

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After spending six months in prison as a political prisoner, journalist Lucía Pineda Ubau stood in front of a cellphone camera and began broadcasting live to the 100% News Channel audience from the OAS General Assembly in Medellin, Colombia. In a couple of minutes, more than three thousand people were watching on Facebook Live and celebrating the event. “Doing it now in freedom is a feeling of happiness,” says Lucia. The last time she had reported live was on December 21, 2018, when she denounced that several weapons-wielding police patrols broke into the offices of the TV outlet 100% News Channel and illegally detained the channel’s director, Miguel Mora. She did not have time to report that they had also captured her. Almost six months later, on June 11 of…
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