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Director Ethnic and Racial Equali...

Global Rights: Partners for Justice
Local Address: Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Global Rights
1200 18Th Street NW Suite 602
Washington Dc, District of Columbia 20036
United States

Company Description: Founded in 1978, Global Rights is a human rights organization working in partnership with local activists in Africa,Asia, and Latin America to build grass roots...   more
Background

Employment History

Education

  • J.D.
    Universidad de Costa Rica
  • Bachelor's Degree , Mass Media
    Universidad de Costa Rica
  • Masters Degree , Human Rights
    University for Peace
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Global Rights: Global Rights | partners for justice online
www.globalrights.org, 2 April 2010 [cached]
Carlos Quesada, Program Director
LGBTI Initiative
Meet: Carlos Quesada, ...
www.globalrights.org, 30 Mar 2014 [cached]
Meet: Carlos Quesada, Global Rights' Latin America Program Director
Carlos Quesada, Global Right's Director of Latin America Programs was thrilled when the U.N. announced that it was going to declare 2011 as the International Year of People of African Descent. Carlos has been working to combat racial and ethnic discrimination against Latinos of African descent for 7 years at Global Rights.
"Having the U.N. declare 2011 the International Year of People of African Descent makes Global Rights' work with its partners even more urgent because it helps shine a spotlight on the problem of discrimination based on race in Latin America," said Carlos. "It is an opportunity for Global Rights and its partners to get governments in the region to recognize once and for all that racial discrimination exists and to act in concrete ways to end it."
carlos impact
Over the years, Carlos has been very effective in building strong relationships with local partners in countries like Brazil, Peru and Colombia, among others, to help build their capacity to advocate for human rights and to end discrimination based on race. This year, Carlos will support Global Rights' partners in Peru to produce a report on the human rights difficulties that Afro-Peruvians face in their communities.
In Brazil, he will work with the Network of Afro-Brazilian Women to produce a report on discrimination against women in the labor market. Carlos will also work with Afro-Colombian communities to raise awareness about the racism and racial discrimination that internally displaced Afro-Colombians face due to internal conflict in the country, and will help partners to pressure the Colombian government to implement a landmark decision by the Constitutional Court (Order 005/2009) on ways to solve discrimination problems faced by Afro-Colombians.
Global Rights' Latin America Program with Carlos at its helm will continue to work to increase access of Afro-Latino organizations to the Organization of American States and its different bodies as well as the United Nations Committee that oversees the International Convention on the Elimination of All forms of Racial Discrimination (CERD).
Carlos Quesada | Director, ...
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Carlos Quesada | Director, Racial and Ethnic Equality Program/Advisor on the Rights of LGBTI People
Carlos Quesada is the ...
www.globalrights.org, 30 Mar 2014 [cached]
Carlos Quesada is the advisor on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) rights at Global Rights, an international human rights organization based in Washington. Mr. Quesada oversees Global Rights' LGBT-rights projects that empower local LGBT-rights organizations in places such as Cameroon, Sierra Leone and Brazil.
Video: Global Rights' ...
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Video: Global Rights' Carlos Quesada discusses the challenges and opportunities for the LGBT movement in Latin America >
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