UNARC-Members

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. 

OUR MEMBERS

“See a complete list of our members here

OUR MEMBERS

🇦🇷 Argentina

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.

Learn More

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.

Learn More

🇧🇩 Bangladesh

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. 

Learn More

🇧🇷 Brazil

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.

Learn More

Ambiafro is a collaborative project that brings together professionals from various fields whose mission is to: defend the environment, racial-environmental equity, sustainability and climate justice; broaden the discussion on the environment and climate change; build a participatory agenda with the country’s black, peripheral and vulnerable population; promote racial and environmental education; and encourage black representation in strategic public and private decision-making spaces.

Coalizao Negra Por Direitos

Learn More

Associação Remanescente de Quilombo Aldeia (ACORQUIAL)

Approximately 20 years ago, the Aldeia Remanescent Quilombo Community began its struggle with INCRA, already certified by the Palmares Cultural Foundation. Since the beginning of its recognition, its main objectives have been land titling, education and the fight to maintain the knowledge, fundamentally the knowledge of the elderly women, which has determined our resistance in this place. Thus, the association’s purpose is to stimulate the sustainable management of its territory, in order to guarantee its ecological, social, political, economic and cultural sustainability; to present and defend the community’s demands; to publicize the quilombola struggle; to fight against all forms of prejudice and discrimination; to value, promote, stimulate and publicize the community’s Afro-Brazilian traditions, religiosities and culture, reconstructing its history and the values of the black population, emphasizing the importance that black women were and are for the reproduction of our ancestral knowledge. In this struggle, it has among its partners the Unified Black Movement of Santa Catarina and other quilombola communities in the state. The current quilombola remnants of Aldeia are members of families who have lived in the territorial domains of the parishes of Garopaba and Imbituba since the 1800s (at the time it was still Vila Nova de Sant’Anna). They are families descended from enslaved and freed Africans who settled in the Campo D’uma region.

Learn More

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.

Learn More

Fundação Getulio Vargas

Learn More

Grupo Conexão G

Learn More

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.

Learn More

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.

Learn More

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.

Learn More

 

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.

Learn More

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.

Learn More

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.

Learn More

#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.

Learn More

An Instagram profile to raise awareness of adolescent mental and cognitive health. Talks, suggestions, conversation circles and dissemination of awareness of a healthy mental lifestyle. Socio-emotional education for adolescent educators and adolescents themselves.

Learn More

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.

Learn More

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.

Learn More

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.

Learn More

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.

Learn More

Voices of Inclusion projects aimed at amplifying voices, institutions, projects, cities fighting for social inclusion, diversity, anti-racism, anti-machismo. Bringing social literacy to private and public entities, creating social welcoming and collision projects.

Learn More

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.

Learn More

🇨🇲 Cameroon

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.

Learn More

🇨🇱 Chile

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.

Learn More

🇨🇴 Colombia

CODHES (Formerly ADHA)

Learn More

CEAF

Learn More

Justicia Racial

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.

Learn More

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.

Learn More

🇩🇴 Dominican Republic

We are a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion and defense of human rights, with a focus on the prevention of early pregnancies, the prevention of drug use and the strengthening of Afro history and identity. We work with racialized and vulnerable people.

Learn More

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.

Learn More

🇪🇨 Ecuador

Observatorio de Justicia para Afrodescendientes en Latinoamérica (OJALA)

Learn More

🇫🇷 France

Frantz Fanon Foundation

Learn More

🇬🇩 Grenada

Caribbean Association for Youth Development

Learn More

🇮🇳 India

Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative

Learn More

🇮🇱 Israel

Public Committee Against Torture in Israel (PCATI)

Learn More

🇯🇲 Jamaica

Jamaica for Justice

Learn More

🇰🇪 Kenya

A Legal Aid Organization dedicated to uplift the life of people and create a Just society

🇲🇽 Mexico

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.

Learn More

🇳🇬 Nigeria

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.

Learn More

Concerned Nigerians

Learn More

Ejim Dike

🇵🇦 Panama

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.

Learn More

🇵🇪 Peru

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.

Learn More

TALLER SALUD is a community-based organization located in Loíza, Puerto Rico. It is dedicated to improving women’s access to health, reducing violence in community settings, and promoting economic development. Our organization is feminist and anti-racist, and we strive to promote women’s health, peace, and development through three main programs. Our ultimate goal is to achieve social transformation for Puerto Rico.

Learn More

🇿🇦 South Africa

Legal Resources Center South Africa

Learn More

🇪🇸 Spain

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.

Learn More

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).

Learn More

🇨🇭 Switzerland

CRAN (Platform for Reflexion and Action Against Anti-Black Racism)

HumanRights.ch

Learn More

Quaker United Nations Office

Learn More

🇹🇹 Trinidad and Tobago
Groundation is a grassroots, non partisan group based on ‘groundings’ by Walter Rodney. We learn from the community and use our skills to solve social problems.
 

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. 

Learn More

🇺🇸 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.

Learn More

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.

Learn More

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.

Learn More

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.

Learn More

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.

Learn More

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:

Learn More

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.

Learn More

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.

Learn More

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.

Learn More

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.

Learn More

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).

Learn More

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.

Learn More

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.

Learn More

We are revolutionary, nationalist, pan-Afrikanist, anti-imperialist, anti-sexist, anti-capitalist, etc. We struggle against all oppressions and exploitation.

Learn More

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.

Learn More

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. 

Learn More

SSCT is a grassroots organization based in New Haven Ct to address the issue of prolonged isolation in Ct’s jails, prisons and youth facilities. Ct was cited to UN in 2020 and US Dept of Justice opened a 2 year investigation into the abuses within Manson youth facility. CT is among the most segregated state in Ct with general population almost 70% white while prison population is almost 70% Black and Brown people. Still holding fast to white supremacy and Black inferiority mantra.
 

Legal and policy advocacy aiming to eradicate hate and extremism, end white supremacy. decarcerate Black and Brown people and communities, and fight poverty.

Learn More

The Daniel Initiative is a Government Relations, Strategic Communications and Social Impact firm. TDI is the founder of The Coalition on International Aid, among other International policy coalitions. We work to connect multi-marginalized populations with institutions of power across the globe.
 
UUSC is a human rights organization that works directly with partner organizations around the world to advance social justice and dismantle systems of oppression.
 
The Women’s All Points Bulletin (WAPB) is a nonprofit providing services, education & training to eradicate all forms of violence against women during policing encounters.
 

Thurgood Marshall Civil Rights Center School of Law is a Civil Rights, Human Rights & Social Justice organization based at the historically Black Howard University.

Learn More

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.

Learn More

US Human Rights Network

Learn More

Global Black

The Franklin Law Group

Learn More

Blackbird Movement for Black Lives

Learn More

National Lawyers Guild

Learn More

🇬🇧United Kingdom

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.

Learn More

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.

Learn More

🌐 International (Regional)

International Movement Against All Forms of Discrimination and Racism

Learn More

Amnesty International 

Learn More

Human Rights Watch

Learn More

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.

Learn More

Minority Rights Group

Learn More

🌍 Africa (Regional)

Southern African Human Rights Defender Network

Learn More

Africans Rising

Learn More

🇪🇺 Europe (Regional)

European Network Against Racism

Learn More

Platform for the International Cooperation on Undocument Migrants (PICUM)

Learn More

Quaker Council of European Affairs

Learn More

🌎 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.

Learn More

ONECA

Learn More

Building a Global Movement