Corporación Instituto Internacional sobre Raza, Igualdad y Derechos Humanos (CIIRIDH) is working with Afro-descendants and other marginalized people in Brazil, Colombia, the Dominican Republic and Peru to create a regional network dedicated to promoting their full and equal participation in social and economic life, and reducing their vulnerability to discrimination and violence. At the IAF, we support community-led solutions to strengthen governance in Latin America and the Caribbean. CIIRIDH furthers initiatives that promote and protect human rights and fundamental freedoms of individuals and communities.
|Project:||Location:||Years active:||IAF grant funding:||Counterpart commitment:||Direct beneficiaries:||Indirect beneficiaries:||Program areas:|
|Increasing the capacity of a regional network to protect and defend the rights of marginalized people||Colombia||2018 – 2019||$39,928||$42,676||14 individuals||60 individuals||leadership and education|
Talk about community-led development!
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In a context like Honduras in which violence and poverty abound but jobs do not, how do young people find hope? Many IAF grantees have been working to provide it.
Looking for scenes of beauty and strength during these challenging times? In early March 2020, several IAF staff members traveled to St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Antigua and Barbuda, and Saint Lucia to visit potential grantee partners. Get a peek into community-led innovations in the Caribbean through their photos.