NICARAGUA


The Institute on Race, Equality and Human Rights (Race and Equality) works to promote racial and ethnic equality for Afro-descendant and indigenous communities – a unique focus among international human rights organizations. We work with a wide range of organizations in Latin America fighting racial discrimination or discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

In Nicaragua, Race and Equality works to strengthen local counterparts to use the Inter-American System and the Universal System of Human Rights, through technical assistance which provides tools to document human rights violations and produce optimal reports for the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights and the Special Procedures – including the various Committees that monitor International Conventions signed by Nicaragua, as well as the Universal Periodic Review (UPR).

In light of the repression in Nicaragua which has worsened since April 18, 2018 – causing hundreds of deaths – Race and Equality offers technical assistance to local counterpart organizations to make visible the situation of women, Afro-descendants, LGBTI population, and human rights in general as a means to promote the search for justice, and against impunity.

Race and Equality strengthens the capacity of our counterparts and the leaders of the various countries in which we work, so that they may actively participate in the OAS General Assembly, the Summit of the Americas Process, the Inter-American Human Rights Protection System, the Special Procedures and Treaty Bodies of the United Nations System.

Latest News

Race and Equality presents petition to the IACHR regarding human rights violations against independent media in Nicaragua
Race and Equality presents petition to the IACHR regarding human rights violations against independent media in Nicaragua
December 3, 2020
Washington, D.C.; December 3, 2020. The International Institute on Race, Equality and Human Rights (Race and Equality) submitted a petition to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (
World AIDS Day: Race and Equality calls for Brazil and Colombia to guarantee equality in HIV treatment
World AIDS Day: Race and Equality calls for Brazil and Colombia to guarantee equality in HIV treatment
December 1, 2020
This December 1, the International Institute on Race, Equality and Human Rights (Race and Equality) honors and stands in solidarity with all people living with HIV on World AIDS Day. Establi...
As the Cuban Government Represses Independent Civil Society and Media, Race and Equality Demands Respect for Freedom of Expression and Peaceful Assembly
As the Cuban Government Represses Independent Civil Society and Media, Race and Equality Demands Respect for Freedom of Expression and Peaceful Assembly
November 25, 2020
Washington, D.C., November 24, 2020.- The International Institute on Race, Equality and Human Rights (Race and Equality) condemns the Cuban government’s ongoing repression of independent civ