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.

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Five years working towards inclusion, equality, and diversity in Latin America”
Five years working towards inclusion, equality, and diversity in Latin America”
January 17, 2020
Five years after the founding of the International Institute on Race, Equality and Human Rights (Race and Equality), it is valuable to take a step back and revisit our beginnings, the work ...
Race and Equality coordinates academic visit of UN Independent Expert on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, Victor Madrigal.
Race and Equality coordinates academic visit of UN Independent Expert on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, Victor Madrigal.
January 17, 2020
The UN Independent Expert on protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, Mr. Victor Madrigal, will make an academic visit to Brazil, whic...
SHORT-TERM LEGAL CONSULTANCY (MATERNITY COVER – 4 MONTHS)
SHORT-TERM LEGAL CONSULTANCY (MATERNITY COVER – 4 MONTHS)
January 13, 2020
SHORT-TERM LEGAL CONSULTANCY (MATERNITY COVER - 4 MONTHS) International Institute on Race, Equality and Human Rights Location: Washington, D.C. The International Institute on Race, Equality ...