World Conference Against Racism (WCAR)
REG Justice was an active participant in the WCAR this past August 2001 in Durban, South Africa. In the year leading up to the WCAR, REG Justice was busy attending and contributing to various Preparatory Committees to the WCAR. REG Justice worked par-ticularly close with the Women's and Indigenous People's caucus, urging them to incor-porate intersectionality into their agenda. At the WCAR, itself, REG Justice was success-ful in entering into the debate the issue of intersectionality. REG Justice was also suc-cessful in creating a regional network of Latin American NGOs that are interested in joining the struggle to combat multiple forms of discrimination.
REG Justice has previously assisted the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and other Washington based international development organizations in the formulation of a strategy to address discrimination and intersections of discrimination, especially consid-ering the mandates of human rights law. Today, REG Justice continues to offer its ex-pertise and consult organizations in the private and public sector on matters of intersec-tionality.
REG Justice is a network of Latin American NGO's working to address and redress race, ethnic and gender discrimination in the region. REG Justice works most closely with three sister organizations:
- URACCAN, a university for Indigenous people in their autonomous region on the Caribbean Coast of Nicaragua
- MundoAfro, in Uruguay, one of the first NGOs in Latin America to represent African descendents; and
- GELED�S, the national Afro-Brazilian women's group
We are currently in the process of organizing a regional conference in Latin America, on intersectionality in conjunction with our three sister organizations. This conference will gather renowned Latin American activists and community leaders, and together we will come up with a strategy to combat multiple forms of discrimination.
REG Justice continues to try and raise funds to support all their current and upcoming projects. In particular we are focussing our attention on the institutionalization of REG Justice. We have enjoyed the support of various foundations in the past. Today the vi-ability of REG Justice is still depends on the contributions of donors. If you would like to support our institution, please contact:
- Celina Romany
REG Justice Project
4801 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington DC, 20016-8001
tel: 202 274 4064