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الاتفاقية الدولية للقضاء على جميع أشكال التمييز العنصري: 50 سنة من مكافحة العنصرية

Human rights defenders talk about the importance of the Convention

Victor Hugo is a human rights defender from Colombia and the Legal Representative of the Association of Councils of Norte del Cauca. In this clip, he explains why the Convention is so important for his organization and why they make every effort to be represented before the Committee.

Angie Cruickshank is a human rights defender from Costa Rica and the General Coordinator of the National Network of Afro-Costa Rican Youth (Red Nacional de Juventud Afrocostarricense). In this clip, she explains how while progress has been made in recognizing the value of multiculturalism, the fight to end racism is not over. Investing in young people and education is essential to ensure that future generations continue making advances and delivering promise of the Convention.

Florencine Edouard is a human rights defender from French Guiana and the General Coordinator of ONAG, the Organisation des Nations Autochtones de Guyane. In this clip, she talks about the continuing importance of the Convention on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination in helping to eradicate discrimination in all its forms, all over the world.

Rosalina Tuyuc Velásquez is a Guatemalan human rights defender and National Coordinator of the Widows of Guatemala. She comes from the Maya Kaqchikel People. In this clip, she talks about the importance of the Convention to indigenous peoples and communities, not only in terms of protecting their culture, but also in terms of safeguarding their land and natural resources.

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