WHO IS IN OUR COALITION?
UNARC is composed of members from different parts of the world including representatives of social movements, national, regional and international NGOs and international experts.
It includes both members working on anti-Black racism as well as mainstream human rights organizations engaging with the UN. The coalition prioritizes the lived experiences of Africans and people of African descent, centering the experiences of the Black communities and their demands for justice, equality and reparations.
“See a complete list of our members here”
La Diaspora Africana de la Argentina (DIAFAR) is a non-governmental organization with more than ten years of history. We are Afro-descendants who organize ourselves to make visible the history and present of Argentine Afro-descendants and to fight racism in all its forms. We promote the welfare and progress of our community, generating dialogues that consolidate cultural pluralism, diversity of voices and human rights, for a fairer and more inclusive democracy. We promote a better quality of life for the Diaspora in Argentina by fostering respect, dialogue, justice, solidarity, equality, the exercise of active memory and historical reparation for the Afro-Argentine community.
The Center for Legal and Social Studies is an Argentine human rights organization founded in 1979 during the last military dictatorship. It promotes the protection of human rights and their effective exercise, justice and social inclusion – both nationally and internationally.
HRDC is a non-profit, non-political, non-religious, non-government human rights and democracy institution in Bangladesh. HRDC has been working for the protecting and Promoting the human rights, minority rights, indigenous peoples rights, democracy & good governance, and peace, freedom of religion or belief in Bangladesh and to advocate the social harmony, peaceful coexistence, social democracy and religious tolerance in policy making.
The Brazilian Lesbian Articulation founded in May 2004 aims to represent Brazilian lesbians and bisexual women, being a national network that has as principles the human rights, citizenship, combating racism, sexism, lesbophobia and against any forms of discrimination and violence against women. Working to ensure social equality and the right to choose, in order to achieve a more egalitarian society. ABL, being a highly relevant network at national and international levels, has in its history the participation in the construction of policies, seminars and governmental programs aimed at the LGBT population, such as: Brazil Without Homophobia Program, Rio Without Homophobia State Program, National Policy of Integral LGBT Health, etc.
Coalizao Negra Por Direitos
O “Eu Sou Eu – A Ferrugem” é um movimento composto por pessoas egressas do sistema prisional fluminense, que surge em meios aos debates políticos, jurídicos e acadêmicos envolvendo a Justiça Criminal, Execução Penal e Sistema Carcerário e junto com inúmeros atores e técnicos que tratam sobre os temas, nasce o desejo de cooperar nos debates através de suas próprias narrativas, vivências e olhares sobre tudo o que passaram no sistema prisional enquanto cumpriam penas de privação de liberdade.
Fundação Getulio Vargas
Grupo Conexão G
The Marielle Franco Institute is an organization created by Marielle’s family, with the challenge of seeking justice about the murder, defending the memory of the councilwoman, multiplying her legacy and watering the seeds that emerged after the cowardly murder that claimed her life and that of driver Anderson Gomes, on March 14, 2018.
LabJaca is a research laboratory, citizen data generation and construction of narratives about favelas and peripheries, which seeks to trace actions that represent the real demands of the residents and local institutions. Our work consists mainly in highlighting the structural racism, the selective absence of the state, the unequal access to information, and to have an impact in such a way that the favela is the protagonist of knowledge production and is not only an object of study.
Rede Nacional de Mulheres Negras no Combate a Violência promotes the training of 150 women in the course of Popular Legal Promoters Black Women Aquilombando and Empowering for all Enfrentamientos and Enfrentamientos of 2021. In addition to conducting workshops, conferences and virtual and face-to-face meetings to fight for the rights of black women from the periphery and communities, which are part of the network.
Human rights are historical achievements and, therefore, are in a continuous process of cultural (re)signification in time and space. In order for them to expand and become effective, as an ethical reference for today and for future generations, there is a need for human rights to be the object of constant historical-critical reflection, disseminated, protected and experienced every day. In this sense, the need arose to create the research group “Human Rights, Education and Public Policies” at Goiás State University (DHEPP-UEG).
Conectas is more than a non-governmental organization, we are part of a living, global movement that persists in the struggle for equal rights. Connected to an extensive network of partners throughout Brazil and around the world, we are present and vocal in the various decision-making spaces that contribute to the advancement of human rights from a Global South perspective. We work to protect and expand the rights of all, especially the most vulnerable. We propose solutions, prevent setbacks and denounce violations to produce transformations.
Geledés – Instituto da Mulher Negra ( Black Women’s Institute) is a civil society organization based in Brazil, that stands in defense of black men and women as it understands that these two social segments suffer from disadvantages and discrimination in accessing social opportunities due to racism and sexism prevailing in Brazilian society.
Instituto de Referência Negra Peregum é uma organização da sociedade civil com sede no Brasil, criado por ativistas da luta por equidade e justiça racial e de gênero. O Instituto existe para promover a difusão da educação, da comunicação e dos direitos humanos, bem como a prestação de cuidados e assistência e o estímulo ao protagonismo da população negra no Brasil, suas organizações e novas lideranças da periferia, comprometidas com os desafios sociais da realidade brasileira.
#MeRepresenta is an NGO formed by entities of women, black and LGBT+ people that seek to promote gender equality, anti-racist struggle and respect for sexual diversity and gender identity in politics. We are the result of the union between Blogueiras Negras, Fundação Cidadania Inteligente, Mulheres Negras Decidem, Rede Feminista de Juristas (DeFEMde) and #VoteLGBT.
O Movimento Negro Unificado (MNU) é uma organização pioneira na luta do Povo Negro no Brasil. Fundada no dia 18 de junho de 1978, e lançada publicamente no dia 7 de julho, deste mesmo ano, em evento nas escadarias do Teatro Municipal de São Paulo em pleno regime militar. O ato representou um marco referencial histórico na luta contra a discriminação racial no país.
The movement Black Women Decide fights to overcome the underrepresentation of black women in institutional politics. We act through political training, repositioning issues on the public agenda, and data-driven research.
We are an organization of more than 200 cis women, trans women, a majority of Afro-descendent women, anti-racist, anti-prohibitionist feminist that acts on the impact of the war on drugs on people’s lives, especially black women and fighting for a new drug policy.
Created in 2010, the Criminal Justice Network is a coalition of nine Brazilian civil society organizations. Our goal is to contribute to the qualification of the public debate and to influence political decision making to reverse the logic of mass incarceration. We work to combat structural racism in the field of public security and act in favor of a criminal justice system that does not violate human rights and guarantees dignity to all citizens.
A UNEafro agrega militantes da causa negra, da luta antiracista, da causa das mulheres, da diversidade sexual e do combate a todos os tipos de discriminação e preconceito; da causa da Educação Popular e Libertária, da disseminação do protagonismo comunitário e da luta contra a exploração econômica e a dominação política. Nossa vivência nos leva a defesa da tese de responsabilização e da cobrança do Estado pelas mazelas do povo brasileiro, em especial negras/os e pela implementação de Ações Afirmativas dirigidas aos grupos historicamente injustiçados. Reivindicamos nossa vocação para o trabalho educacional de base e de formação política direcionado às comunidades periféricas urbanas; nossa atuação política no interior das Faculdades e Universidades e ações de mobilização estudantil.
REWAC is a small indigenous non-governmental organization registered under Cameroon law in March 2009. We are dedicated to actions, activities, projects and programmes that defend the rights of refugees, asylum seekers and internally displaced persons.
CIJYS Foundation is a nonprofit organization that, led by a black migrant woman of Haitian nationality as president of the board, our foundation makes legal representation to victims of police abuse, black women who are at risk of losing their children by criminalization of child rearing, we monitor Afro-descendant migrants deprived of liberty (prisoners) with the head of the legal department lawyer specializing in migration Mr. Javier Ignacio Núñez Morales Afro-Chilean, and artistic head Kenya Valdivieso, young Afro-Chilean woman, we do trainings for social inclusion and Afrofeminism, our strongest work is the Afro-Chilean Afro-Chilean, we do training for social inclusion and Afro-feminism. Javier Ignacio Núñez Morales Afro-Chilean, and the artistic chief Kenya Valdivieso, young Afro-Chilean woman, we do trainings for social inclusion and afrofeminism, our strongest work is migration and human mobility.
CODHES (Formerly ADHA)
ILEX -Acción Jurídica is an organization led by Afro-Colombian women lawyers from different regions of the country interested in providing technical-legal and political support for the realization of racial justice and access to rights for Afro-descendants in the region at the individual and collective level.
Temblores ONG seek to activate and mobilize community processes of social transformation that shake the hegemonic structures that guarantee the maintenance of exclusion, violence, discrimination and the systematic denial of the rights of communities and populations that have been historically marginalized and ignored by the State.
🇩🇴 Dominican Republic
The Socio Cultural Movement for Haitian Workers (Mosctha) is a private institution in accordance with the spirit of Law 122-05, founded in January 1985, formed by Haitian immigrants, Dominicans of Haitian descent, Afro-descendants and other vulnerable groups of the population.
Observatorio de Justicia para Afrodescendientes en Latinoamérica (OJALA)
Frantz Fanon Foundation
Caribbean Association for Youth Development
Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative
Public Committee Against Torture in Israel (PCATI)
Jamaica for Justice
A Legal Aid Organization dedicated to uplift the life of people and create a Just society
RacismoMX is a civil society initiative and organization with the objective of making racism visible and opening the conversation in society. We work on three main pillars: education, in order to create accessible and efficient tools of accompaniment and pedagogy for all people on human rights and their intersectionality with racism and other systems of oppression; research, based on issues related to racism from the legal aspect; and the pillar of media outreach, which aims to promote and disseminate information on racism through different channels and digital platforms.
Christian Fellowship and Care Foundation (CHRIFACAF) is a Nigerian non-profit organisation that is committed to the issues of sustainable development and peacebuilding. The mission of the organisation is to demand for improved health systems and access to safe water and sanitation in rural communities and beyond.
The Afrodescendant Women’s Voices Association in Panama arises as a response to the exclusion, discrimination and racism that prevents our population, especially women, from enjoying a quality life as human beings. our population, especially women, from enjoying a quality life as human beings.
Centro de Desarrollo de la Mujer Negra Peruana (CEDEMUNEP)
🇵🇷 Puerto Rico
Kilómetro Cero aspires to a Puerto Rico in which the State protects human life, freedoms and dignity in the pursuit of public safety, in service of a more democratic and just society.
🇿🇦 South Africa
Legal Resources Center South Africa
The Aquarius Supervivientes Association works to defend the rights and dignity of all refugees and migrants who live in Spain, and who have specific circumstances that make them especially vulnerable in numerous areas, to contribute to their full integration and coexistence in the country.
The African Descent Decade Team in Spain promotes the social, economic, political and cultural rights of people of African descent in the Spanish State, taking fully into account the Durban Declaration and Program of Action (DDPA) and the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD).
CRAN (Platform for Reflexion and Action Against Anti-Black Racism)
Quaker United Nations Office
🇹🇹 Trinidad and Tobago
CAISO: Sex and Gender Justice is a feminist Civil Society Organisation committed to ensuring wholeness, justice and inclusion for Trinidad and Tobago’s LGBTQI+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Intersex) communities, by developing analysis, alliances and advocacy.
🇺🇸 United States
The 411 Movement for Pierre Loury is a family based group that came together to turn our personal tragedy into togetherness. On April 11, 2016 our beloved 16 year old was shot and killed by the Chicago Police Department. On April 12, 2016 we became activated and joined the Movement in Chicago to fight against police terrorism in our communities.
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is a nonprofit organization founded in 1920 to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution, laws and treaties of the United States.
The Center for Constitutional Rights works with communities under threat to fight for justice and liberation through litigation, advocacy, and strategic communications. Since 1966, we have taken on oppressive systems of power, including structural racism, gender oppression, economic inequity, and governmental overreach. Too often, the law supports systems of power that violate our most fundamental rights and prevent people from living with dignity. We use creative and aggressive legal strategies against the most virulent forms of oppression to push the law to meet the demands of justice. Our advocacy work complements litigation to build power where it’s most needed, among communities who have been pushed to the margins. Through strategic communications, we shift the dominant narratives that normalize rights violations and increase public support for our efforts. Our approach is holistic, fearless, and relentless. By partnering with communities fighting for social justice and centering their struggles for liberation, we are able to transform systems, policies, and public narratives. You have a role to play in this fight. Join forces with activists, lawyers, and storytellers to fight oppression and build power at ccrjustice.org.
Communities United Against Police Brutality is a volunteer-led organization in our 23rd year. We provide advocacy for people harmed by police brutality including families of people killed by police, we work to change the policies and laws that allow police brutality to occur, and we educate the community on their rights when dealing with police.
FedSDC is a diverse group of local community organizers, national organizations, and directly impacted students, youth, families, and community members committed to advocating for legislative and federal action to protect the interests and educational rights of Black and Brown students and youth through a racial and educational equity lens. Establishing police-free schools while implementing effective, non-punitive, and culturally-sustaining practices in schools and alternatives to school discipline, is a core value for our coalition.
The Human Rights Program, based in the Institute for Global Studies, is a hub of interdisciplinary research, teaching, and outreach in the field of human rights. The Human Rights Program has a threefold mission:
We’re a non-profit dedicated to the promotion and protection of human rights for children. We advocate for the most vulnerable and victimized children in society through research, public education, grassroots organizing, policy advocacy, and strategic litigation. Learn more about our mission and find out how you can get involved.
Kilomba Collective is a collective dedicated to centering the perspective and realities of Black Brazilian people, especially Black women and girls in their multiple identities, in the international scenario, connecting with other Black women’s movements in the African Diaspora. We do so by developing advocacy, capacity building, and international solidarity strategies on issues around social justice, gender equality, and human rights.
Malcolm X Center for Self Determination was Founded in 1988 by Ms. Efia Nwangaza as a bookstore and free community building space for developing political education, strategic planning, and multi-media communications skill enhancement for the human right of self-determination and advocacy.
The Movement for Black Lives (M4BL) formed in December of 2014 and was created as a space for Black organizations across the country to debate and discuss the current political conditions, develop shared assessments of what political interventions were necessary to achieve key policy, cultural and political wins, convene organizational leadership to debate and co-create a shared movement wide strategy. M4BL is an ecosystem of more than 150 Black led organizations representing thousands of Black people from across the country that have come together with renewed energy, strategy, and purpose to articulate a common vision and agenda. Our ecosystem is united by core values and politics that seek to build an anti-capitalist, abolitionist, and Black queer feminist future.
The Nathaniel H. Pickett II Foundation (NHP2 Foundation) is a non-profit organization founded by Dominic Archibald in loving memory of her son Nathaniel H. Pickett II known as “Nate”. Nate was tragically shot and killed by a San Bernardino County sheriff’s deputy during a 2015 encounter at his place of residence. Nate was not armed, nor did he commit a crime (this was proven in a court of law).
NBEC creates transnational solutions that optimize Black maternal, infant, sexual, and reproductive wellbeing. We shift systems and culture through training, research, technical assistance, policy, advocacy, and community-centered collaboration.
NYIHA MEDIA connects storytelling and championing of racial equality. The three core areas of impact are: (1) Amplifying the voices of people impacted by police violence and/or hate crimes; (2) Addressing racial and gendered inequalities using best practices in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; and (3) Providing a space of openness and respect considering that Communities of Color face higher impacts of climate change, compared to all other demographic groups.
We are revolutionary, nationalist, pan-Afrikanist, anti-imperialist, anti-sexist, anti-capitalist, etc. We struggle against all oppressions and exploitation.
Founded in 1991 by the African People’s Socialist Party, InPDUM is the leading organization in the struggle for Bread, Peace and Black Power in the 21st Century. We believe that self-determination is the highest form of democracy.
Race and Equality is an international, human rights capacity-building organization that works side by side with activists in Latin America to enhance their ability to promote and protect the human rights of marginalized and vulnerable people who suffer from discrimination based on their national or ethnic origin, their sexual orientation or gender identity.
Legal and policy advocacy aiming to eradicate hate and extremism, end white supremacy. decarcerate Black and Brown people and communities, and fight poverty.
Thurgood Marshall Civil Rights Center School of Law is a Civil Rights, Human Rights & Social Justice organization based at the historically Black Howard University.
Mothers Against Police Brutality (MAPB) was formed to unite mothers who have lost their children to police violence. We are multi-racial, multi-ethnic coalition uniting mothers nationwide to fight for civil rights, police accountability, and policy reform. MAPB’s founder, Collette Flanagan is a civil society representative on the EMLER Enhanced Interactive Dialog panel.
US Human Rights Network
The Franklin Law Group
Blackbird Movement for Black Lives
National Lawyers Guild
Transitional Justice Institute, Law School, University of Ulster is a world-leading law-led multidisciplinary research centre focusing on transitional justice – how societies deal with the transition from conflict or oppression – human rights, gender, international law, peace and conflict.
INQUEST is the only charity providing expertise on state related deaths and their investigation to bereaved people, lawyers, advice and support agencies, the media and parliamentarians.
International Movement Against All Forms of Discrimination and Racism
Human Rights Watch
The International Service for Human Rights is an independent, non-profit organisation promoting and protecting human rights.We support and act in solidarity with human rights defenders in their work for freedom, dignity, equality, justice and other fundamental values at the international, regional and national levels. Our approach is based on three core pillars: supporting human rights defenders, promoting rights and accountability, and strengthening human rights laws and systems.
Minority Rights Group
Southern African Human Rights Defender Network
European Network Against Racism
Platform for the International Cooperation on Undocument Migrants (PICUM)
Quaker Council of European Affairs
Latin America and The Caribbean (Regional)
The Network of Afro-Latin American, Afro-Caribbean and Diaspora Women was created on July 25, 1992 to constitute a space for the articulation of Afro-descendant women for the construction of democratic, equitable, just and multicultural societies, free of racism, racial discrimination, sexism and exclusion. Its creation was aimed at articulating efforts to combat gender and racial oppression by exposing the condition of marginality experienced by Afro-descendant women in the region and combating the stereotypes and prejudices that have historically affected them, in addition to promoting the participation of Afro-descendant women in all spheres of public life, especially in decision-making spaces.