The International Institute on Race, Equality and Human Rights Partners
The National Conference of Afro-Colombian Organizations (CNOA), is a national convergence of more than 270 afro-descendant organizations. CNOA works in favor of the human rights of Afro-Colombian people and their collective interests. They help to promote Afro-Colombian organizations’ various initiatives through capacity building in political and legislative advocacy, organizational strengthening, and strategic communication throughout the territory.
The Trans Support and Action Group Foundation – GAAT is a community-based social organization that works to defend and assert the human rights and full exercise of citizenship of the Trans population and their support networks throughout Colombia and, in particular, for political advocacy and social and cultural transformations in Colombia in its capital city of Bogota. Their work contributes to the development of societies that acknowledge gender diversity and that guarantee the full extent of rights of Trans people.
Caribe Afirmativo seeks to advocate for the establishment and positioning of gender and sexual diversity agendas in the Caribbean region of Colombia that allow the recognition of the rights and access to justice for LGBTI persons in a post-conflict setting. Caribe Afirmativo’s focal areas are to work towards strengthening social integration of the LGBTI population and the formation of LGBTI leadership in the political agendas of the post-conflict environment, to investigate damages caused by the armed actors and to carry out affirmative action plans to guarantee access to the system of integral reparations established by the law.
AFRODES’ mission is to establish itself as an organization that provides guidance, support, advice, assistance, trainings and dialogue related to the defense of the rights and cultural identity of the Afro-Colombian population in a state of forced displacement, with the objective of seeking dignified lives for its members. AFRODES seeks to raise the awareness of the Colombian people about the displacement of black communities, and to recommend policies to the Colombian State to manage and resolve this issue.
Facebook: @Afrodes Colombia
The Arco Iris Afro-Colombian Foundation works to develop, promote and protect the rights of the LGBT population in the municipality of Tumaco and the coastal municipalities of the department of Nariño, Colombia. Through the planning, organization and implementation of projects promoting LGBT rights, supported by the Mayor’s Office and Governance, which are aimed at civil society (specifically, in peripheral neighborhoods and in meeting spaces for LGBT people) and institutions of all sectors, the Foundation seeks to promote acceptance for diversity, equality and respect for sexual orientation and gender identity of lesbian, gay, transgender, bisexual and intersex people.
The Afro-descendant Foundation for Social and Sexual Diversity – SOMOS IDENTIDAD is a community-based organization headquartered in the city of Santiago de Cali, Colombia. Through the implementation of three areas of work – ethnic/racial, gender/generation and sexual diversity, SOMOS IDENTIDAD provides support, offers guidance and accompanies afro-descendant people who wish to become professionals through affirmative actions. To date, SOMOS IDENTIDAD has 165 active students in various universities.
TRANSSA – Trans Always Friends is a community-based organization that works by seeking to promote the defense of human rights of the transgender population, beginning with the reduction of discrimination of the general population towards the community. TRANSSA advocates for the respect and equity of the Dominican transgender community by promoting leadership and respect. It is a place where transgender people can find support and an avenue where they can bring their complaints and, between all of them, look for solutions and try to achieve a better quality of life.
Web Site: https://transsa.org/
Youtube: TRANSSA Trans Siempre Amigas
MOSCTHA was founded in 1985 as the Socio-Cultural Movement for Haitian Workers. it is a non-profit organization whose main objective seeks to implement comprehensive community development programs and projects that contribute to the improvement of the quality of life and to work for the respect of the human rights of Haitian immigrants, their families and other impoverished populations. Through the management and implementation of programs in the Dominican Republic and Haiti, MOSCTHA offers communities tools, assets and resources necessary for a prosperous and sustainable future.
Youtube: MOSCTHA RD
Criola is a civil society organization with more than 25 years of experience in the defense and promotion of the rights of black women. Founded in 1992, the organization works to construct a society where justice, equality, and solidarity are fundamental values. Criola seeks to confront racism, sexism, lesbophobia and transphobia, and, by doing so, to encourage the development of actions aimed at improving the living conditions of the black population, in particular of black women. For almost three decades, Criola has reaffirmed that black women’s transformative action is essential for the well-being of the entire Brazilian society.
The AFRO LGBT Network is a regional social movement with the objective of promoting citizenship and strengthening self-esteem among black LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual) fighting against racism and all forms of homophobia, as well as other means of oppression and exclusion.
The TransFormar Institute is an association comprised of Transgender men and women who act against homophobia, promoting human rights and fighting against race and gender inequality.
Geledés – Institute for Black Women was created on April 30, 1988. It is a political organization of black women whose institutional mission is the fight against racism and sexism. Geledés seeks to consolidate the discussions on the issues of black women as fundamental aspects of the wider gender issue in Brazilian society and to promote the debate on the need for adopting inclusive public policies for the realization of the principle of equal opportunities for all.
Youtube: Geledés Instituto da Mulher Negra
The Articulation of Black Women’s Organizations (AMNB) is a network of black women’s organizations, currently constituting 29 organizations representing from all the regions of Brazil. The AMNB’s institutional mission is to promote the articulated political action of non-governmental groups and organizations of black Brazilian women facing racism, sexism, class oppression, lesbophobia, and all forms of discrimination, in order to contribute to the transformation of existing power relations in Brazil.
The Center for the Development of Black Peruvian Women (CEDEMUNEP) is a non-profit, civil association which seeks to improve the living conditions of Afro-Peruvian women; to fight against discrimination, exclusion and marginalization; and to promote respect and fulfillment of their human rights, as well as that of sisters from other ethnic groups.
Facebook: Página: Centro cedemunep
Ashanti Perú is an organization of Afro-descendant youth that has contributed since 2004 to the creation of a democratic and just society through the recognition of human rights, civic participation and the formation of young Afro-Peruvians as social and political leaders with an identity.
Ashanti Perú seeks for youth in Afro-Peruvian communities to participate in political spheres of decision in an active manner, promoting visibility and social inclusion for Afro-Peruvians and other vulnerable groups. As such, we specialize on the formation of social and political leaders by way of strengthening their capacity and knowledge. We work with a national network of Afro-Peruvian youth, women and men on political advocacy initiatives, research and formation of the Afro-Peruvian identity, leadership, human rights, gender equality, and to promote dialogue and democratic governance.
Youtube: Ashanti Perú
The Network of Afro-Latino, Afro-Caribbean and Diaspora Women is a space for the articulation and empowerment of Afro-descendant women for the construction and recognition of democratic, equitable, just, multicultural societies, free of racism, racial discrimination, sexism and exclusion, and for the promotion of cross-culturality.
Youtube: Cumbre Internacional Mujeres Afro
The Afro – LGBTI Network seeks to make visible the violations of human rights against AFRO-LGBTI communities; to create awareness that allows for the understanding of the relationship between these violations and the sexual/race diversity intersection; to influence at the national and international level demanding the adoption of public policies; to guarantee the right to justice; and to contribute to the elimination of racial discrimination, transphobia and homophobia within Afro-descendant and LGBTI movements. In addition through its work, the Network seeks to strengthen the articulation and twinning between the organizational processes that advocate for the full enjoyment of the human rights of AFRO-LGBTI groups, with the perspective of developing national and international political advocacy actions so that the States of the region adopt public policies that guarantee their rights.
ONECA was formed in Dangriga, Belize, on August 25, 1995, with the purpose of establishing a cross-border organization capable of making visible and strengthening the social, political, economic, cultural, environmental and organizational life of the Central American afro-descendant communities and of the Central American afro-descendants living in the United States of America. Red ONECA works to promote the integral development of Central American afro-descendant peoples and communities from the human rights perspective, seeking in all our actions unity in diversity, equality and equity of gender, ethnicity and race among human beings and to combat racism and discrimination head on.