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Washington Office on Latin America Seeks Executive Director

The Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA) – a leading research and advocacy organization advancing human rights in the Americas – seeks a visionary Executive Director. The Executive Director is responsible for setting the strategic direction and overseeing the program and operation of the organization in support of WOLA’s mission. The Executive Director must work closely with the human rights, religious, academic, media, artistic, and foreign policy communities in Washington, DC, across the U.S. and Latin America, and around the world. WOLA is a vibrant and growing organization where the staff is knowledgeable and motivated, goal-oriented, connected to colleagues in the region, and passionate about the mission. The Executive Director leads and supports the staff with a culture of innovation, collaboration, and excellence. WOLA has been recognized twice by Washingtonian Magazine as one of DC’s “Best Places to Work” and […]

Citizenship of Human Rights Defenders in DR Threatened

Dominicans of Haitian descent who are advocating for just immigration policies in the Dominican Republic have been facing threats to their own legal status in DR. Some have had trouble obtaining identity documents and had their citizenship challenged–the same thing that has happened to countless Dominico-Haitians in DR’s ongoing citizenship crisis. While calls for the US to do more to protect these people and demand justice continue, the US continues to remain essentially silent on the issue. Part of the article is below. Click HERE for the full text. INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY MUST GUARANTEE RIGHTS OF DOMINICO-HAITIAN DEFENDERS Gimena Sanchez-Garzoli and Carlos Quesada, WOLA August 27, 2015 While the Republican primary debates are fueling anti-immigrant rhetoric including calls for recalling the birthright citizenship of immigrants in the United States, Dominico-Haitian human rights and migration activists are coming under attack based on the […]

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