IHRLG assists civil society on Nicaragua,s Atlantic Coast to combat political, economic and social marginalization of Afro-Caribbean and indigenous communities and women,s groups. Our training and advocacy program works to support these groups in accessing their communal rights to land and protecting their natural resources.
Nigeria We support the efforts of civil society organizations in playing an effective role in Nigeria's unfolding democratization process through combining training with practical application and developing concrete strategies for moving civil society,s legislation priorities forward.
Sierra Leone IHRLG conducts public information campaigns on mechanisms of truth and reconciliation and works with a local network of civil society organizations in addressing transitional justice issues.
United States We bridge the gap between U.S. civil rights activists and the international human rights movement and encourage the U.S. government to fulfill its obligations under the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination. We also work with U.S. civil society groups to incorporate the language and procedures of international law into their efforts to combat racism and racial discrimination.
Yemen We train and mentor Yemeni women in promoting women's rights and advocating for the protection of the rights of Yemeni women in prison.
Promoting Women's Inheritance Rights IHRLG and our local partners campaign at the local, regional and international levels to ensure understanding that women whose right to inherit is denied suffer violence and extreme poverty and mentor local groups in Western and Southern Africa in legislative advocacy and public education and outreach.
Combating Trafficking in Persons We work with service providers, immigrant, labor and women's rights organizations and governments to ensure that all local, regional and international responses to the trafficking of human beings into forced labor, slavery and servitude are based upon internationally-recognized human rights standards.
Inter-American System for Human Rights IHRLG develops the skills of local advocates, provides technical support for litigation within the Inter-American Commission and Court of Human Rights and monitors the workings of the Organization of American States.
United Nations We help human rights activists and organizations become effective participants in the international forums in which decisions about human rights standards are made. As part of our Advocacy Bridge Program, we take a delegation of activists from countries around the world to annual sessions of the U.N. Commission on Human Rights, facilitate their advocacy efforts and help them network with advocates from other parts of the world.
2001 United Nations World Conference Against Racism We provided leadership, technical assistance and practical training to nongovernmental organizations to ensure their effective participation in this global initiative. We also co-hosted the VOICES special forum in Durban, South Africa to provide a platform for individuals around the world to share their experiences of racial discrimination during the Conference.
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