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

Latest News

The Universal Civil Identity Program in the Americas (PUICA) of the Organization of American States (OAS) and Synergía, in partnership with the Permanent Mission of Argentina before the OAS, presented the results of the joint project “Recognition of Gender Identity in Latin America”

On May 28th, OAS-PUICA and Synergía, in partnership with the Permanent Mission of Argentina before the OAS, shared the results of a joint project aiming at strengthening access of civil registry institutions to knowledge and good practices for recognition of self-perceived gender identity.

The panel was opened by Rebeca Omaña, Coordinator of PUICA, and Stefano Fabeni, Executive Director at Synergía.

Panelists were: Juan Pablo Delgado, PUICA Project Manager; Fanny Gómez Lugo, Synergía’s Senior Director of Policy and Advocacy; Víctor Madrigal Borloz, UN Independent Expert on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity; Flávia Piovesan, Rapporteur on the Rights of LGBTI Persons of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights; Marcela Romero, Chair of the Red Latinoamericana y del Caribe de Personas Trans; Roberto Zárate, Deputy Director of the National Registry of Population (RENAPO) of Mexico.

Closing remarks were offered by Alba Rueda, Assistant Secretary for Diversity Policies at the Ministry of Women, Gender and Diversity of Argentina.

During the event, that was mostly attended by civil registries representatives, OAS member states representatives, and civil society representatives, the reports Overview of the Legal Recognition of Gender Identity in the Americas and Guidelines for the Implementation of the Advisory Opinion no. 24 of the Inter-American Court on Human Rights and the Role of Civil Registries, respectively drafted by OAS-PUICA and Synergía, were launched.

The reports are now available in Spanish for download in our Resources section.

You can watch the video of the webinar here (in Spanish)

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.

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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.