Centro por la Justicia y Derechos Humanos de la Costa Atlántica de Nicaragua (CEJUDHCAN)

 

Country

Nicaragua

Organization

Centro por la Justicia y Derechos Humanos de la Costa Atlántica de Nicaragua (CEJUDHCAN)

CEJUDHCAN was founded in 2003 to promote and protect indigenous and afro-descendant communities' land rights in Nicaragua's North Autonomous Region (RAAN). The organization has been pivotal in obtaining land titles for communal lands and indigenous territories in Nicaragua—giving indigenous people the legal right to land that they have lived on for generations. Through its legal advocacy, CEJUDHCAN contributed to winning the Awas Tingni v. Nicaragua case, in which the Inter-American Court of Human Rights upheld indigenous land rights as a matter of international law for the first time. In all of its work, the organization seeks to promote indigenous people's leadership in advancing their own collective agendas to promote human rights.

Project

Advancing Indigenous Youth's Leadership in Defending Collective Rights

Purpose: To advance indigenous youth's rights and leadership by conducting leadership development workshops, establishing a youth council, and developing youth-led advocacy initiatives.

Project Grant Amount $35,000
Total Grants Received $65,483
Years Supported 2
Theme Natural Resource Rights and Economic Justice
Population Served Indigenous peoples, Youth