Protecting human rights is

our collective responsibility

Synergía – Initiatives for Human Rights envisions a world in which all people enjoy their full range of human rights, free from violence and discrimination. 

To achieve this reality, our work seeks to protect and promote the human rights of all people – especially whose rights are most frequently and egregiously violated.

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In our work, we have developed a range of reports, guides, and other documents that can be used to advance human rights advocacy.

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With your contribution – large or small – you can support Synergia and our partners’ efforts to address the daily forms of violence and discrimination faced by individuals and communities around the world.

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Browse our materials

In our work, we have developed a range of reports, guides, and other documents that can be used to advance human rights advocacy.

Support our work

With your contribution – large or small – you can support Synergía and our partners’ efforts to address the daily forms of violence and discrimination faced by individuals and communities around the world.

Follow us on Twitter

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Synergía and partners meeting in Panama to work on the implementation of IACtHR advisory opinion 24/17

Synergía convened a meeting in Panama on February 12-13, 2020 to discuss obstacles and opportunities for the implementation of the Inter-American Court’s advisory opinion 24/17.

Organizations attending the meeting were: Taller de Comunicación Mujer (Ecuador), Promsex (Perú), Fundación Iguales (Panama), REDLACTRANS, a regional organization based in Argentina, together with its member from Ecuador, Panama and Perú (Asociación Alfil, Asociación Panameña de Personas Trans and Organización Trans Feminista).

In its advisory opinion 24/17, the Inter-American Court established that OAS member states must guarantee full recognition of the right to gender identity to trans individuals, and must recognize to same-sex couples the same rights that are granted to opposite-sex couple, including marriage.

Synergía and its partners issued a statement highlighting their commitment to work together for the full implementation of the advisory opinion, as well as recalling the binding nature of the opinion for OAS member states.

Our Partnerships

Synergía’s work is grounded in partnerships with local, regional, international organizations, and human rights movements.

Through these partnerships, we seek to ground our work in collaborations that acknowledge those most affected by human rights violations and abusers are those that define those needs that are most pressing and decide on hose strategies that will be most effective in addressing them.

Support Our Work

Your support will further our work by offering flexible resources that will be used to advance our provision of capacity strengthening, funding, and strategic guidance to our partners. The flexibility of this support is vital when there is an opportunity to take advantage of a quickly emerging opportunity or when responding to an emerging crisis. This ultimately creates more adaptive and resilient movements that are necessary to ensure human rights for all.