Protecting Human Rights in Colombia
The government of Colombia and its civil society organizations needed support to develop policies and practices that increase human rights protections.
Helping All of Vietnam’s Citizens
Vietnam must ensure that the benefits of its recent growth period reach all its citizens, including historically disadvantaged groups, such as women, people with disabilities, and the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, and intersex (LGBTI) community.
Improving the Guatemalan Justice System
Guatemala must address weaknesses in its justice system to ensure that the country’s most vulnerable populations can access vital services.
Close to Home: Everyday Human Rights in Latin America
On December 10, 1948, the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted a bold manifesto: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This document enshrined a series of principles that would be the birthright of every human on Earth and would change the way our global society thinks about human interaction. In the years since the…
Toward Sustainable Peace: Measuring Efforts to Prevent Human Rights Abuses in Post-Accord Colombia
With the signing of Colombia’s peace accord in 2016, new challenges have emerged regarding the country’s human rights agenda. The 2016 United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights annual report highlighted an increasing concern regarding the killings and attacks on Colombian human rights defenders and other social leaders. According to the Colombian NGO Somos Defensores, in…
News: Chemonics at Evaluation 2017
Improving the effectiveness of a program, policy, product, or organization requires assessing strengths and weaknesses — also known as evaluation. From November 6 to 11, evaluators, scholars, and students from around the world convene in Washington, D.C., for the American Evaluation Association’s annual conference to explore diverse evaluation practices and learn from their successes. The…