Violence and Discrimination

We join forces with defenders on the ground to end violence and discriminatory practices against individuals and peoples based on their racial, ethnic, gender, or sexual identities and expression. From combating gender-based violence in Mexico or Guatemala, and transphobic violence in Honduras to historic policies of exclusion against Dominicans of Haitian Descent or indigenous peoples in Brazil, we use international human rights law to hold governments accountable for their obligations and to promote structural changes to address the root causes.