Synergía - Initiatives for Human Rights

  • District of Columbia


3602 16th Street Northwest
District of Columbia
United States

About Us

Synergía - Initiatives for Human Rights is a recently established human rights nongovernmental organization. While the organization is new, its team of human rights defenders based in the US, Latin America and Africa has been leading in the field for more than ten years. Its founding board is composed of human rights experts who have been leaders internationally for decades. Synergía seeks to protect and promote the human rights of all people – particularly those whose rights are most systematically and egregiously violated, with a range of programs that address violations that are motivated by one’s sexual orientation, gender identity, and/or gender expression (SOGIE). Synergía partners with local lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) civil society organizations (CSOs) and human rights defenders (HRDs) to advocate for LGBTI persons’ human rights across Latin America and the Caribbean, West and Central Africa, and the Middle East and Northern Africa. Synergía blends capacity strengthening and grassroots re-granting in three interrelated and interdependent thematic areas of work: movement building, security and protections, and rights and advocacy.