Latin American Association for Human Rights

Association latinoaméricaine pour les droits de l'homme
Asociación Latinoamericana para los Derechos Humanos (ALDHU)

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13 Aug 1980, initially in the context of re-democratization of South America and pacification of Central America. Working limits enlarged 1985 to include socio-economic, cultural and people's rights.


Defend, promote and protect human rights.

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Coordinates with other organizations to avoid duplication of effort. Organizes conferences and seminars.

/Work Programmes/: 'Legal Protection of Human Rights' Penal systems and human rights; civilian population and the human rights protection mechanisms; legislation and human rights protection. 'Population and Human Rights' Refugees and displacement in Latin America; illegal immigration and marginality. 'Protection of the Amazon' Installation of the Amazon Radio for Peace; social-cultural empowerment for indigenous communities; training for indigenous women leaders. 'Human Rights Education' Educational events; drawing up methodologies; production of human rights educational materials. 'Training in Human Rights for the Armed Forces in Ecuador' Educational program of consciousness building for officials, lower officials and troops of the armed forces; specialization in human rights. 'New Threats to Peace (drug trafficking and terrorism)' Impact of drug trafficking and terrorism; creation of pro-peace and life culture; alternative community actions; legal intervention. 'Women's Rights' Women and citizenship; women and development; women and violence; women and legislation. 'Children's Rights' Legal protection of minors; children and development; education and publicizing children's rights. Investigates and systematizes information and makes proposals for effective protection of children.


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Consultative Status

United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) (Special); United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) (Consultative Status).

Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 8 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 24 non-governmental organizations.
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Members in 17 countries
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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 5: Gender EqualityGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions



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