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The Outcome of the International Decade for People of African Descent in the Americas Depends on All of Us

December 7, 2018 by Gimena Sánchez 

On December 8, 2018 the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights and the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights will hold a consultation on the regional mechanisms to combat racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and other related forms of intolerance.

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Interview with Margarette Macaulay: Rapporteur on the Rights of Afro-descendants

Dec 19, 2017 by Race and Equality

Commissioner Margarette May Macaulay is Rapporteur on the Rights of Afro-descendants at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. She was formerly a Judge at the Inter-American Court (2007-2012.)…

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The Inter-American Convention against Racism: A dialogue with experts

Dec 12, 2017 by Milli Legrain

The murder of Afro-Colombian leaders, racial discrimination in the United States, the struggle of the Garifuna people in Honduras and the threat of extinction …

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In the Dominican Republic statelessness still exists

Oct 26, 2017 by María Bizenny Martínez

Four years have passed since the ill-fated Judgment, which rendered Dominicans born of foreign parents from 1929-2007 stateless. Many speak of the decision as a “Civil Death”. But the deceased – when buried – carry a tombstone with their name…

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The first-ever census for Afro-Peruvians: interview with CEDEMUNEP

Oct 19, 2017 by Race and Equality

This Sunday October 22, Peru will hold a national census taking account of Afro-Peruvians for the first time. Race and Equality interviews Cecilia Ramirez, the director of the Center for the Development of Black Peruvian Women (CEDEMUNEP.)

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The United Nations needs you to help combat racial discrimination. This is how.

Sept 07, 2017 by Dominic Procopio

The United Nations has a committee dedicated to fighting racial discrimination. But civil society organizations don’t always take full advantage of it….

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