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Publication of a Handbook on Climate Change and Human Rights

Dominicans for Justice and Peace is delighted to announce the publication on July 16th of its Handbook “Climate Change and Human Rights Education for Youth in the Philippines” (CCHRE)! The handbook is made for educators in the Philippines to help them integrate climate change and

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Current projects

  • Solomon Islands

    Hope for the forests – empowering citizens for environmental and human rights protection in Solomon Islands
  • Guatemala


    Protect the land, livelihood and culture of indigenous communities from permanent damage caused by the exploitation of natural resources
  • Philippines: Climate Change Awareness

    Raising awareness and preparing future generations on the impacts of climate change on human rights
  • DR Congo

    Empowering local populations to advocate for human rights at the local, national and international levels

Who we are

Dominicans for Justice and Peace (Order of Preachers) is a faith-based non-profit and non-governmental organisation representing the Order of Preachers (Dominicans) at the United Nations (UN). The Dominican Order is composed of men and women from more than 120 countries involved in many areas of activity, including education, health, advocacy for victims of human rights violations and support for people in precarious living conditions.

Dominicans for Justice and Peace was created in 1998 by the International Dominican Commission for Justice and Peace and was endorsed by the General Council of the Order of Preachers as a permanent presence of the Order at the United Nations. Dominicans for Justice and Peace is an NGO dedicated to the promotion of justice and peace in the world through the promotion and protection of the integrity of Creation and of human rights for all, as an integral element of the Order’s mission to seek truth and to bring Good News.


Countries of focus

Countries of Focus

Deepening our collaboration with parners in different countries around the world

Thematic priority - environmental justice

Thematic Priority

Promoting environmental justice, denouncing abuses committed by businesses

OUR Programmes

Advocacy at the UN

Advocacy at the UN

Bringing the voice of the victims and local defenders at the UN



Building capacity of Dominican networks working on justice and peace and of human rights defenders

Academic engagement

Academic Engagement

Developing global reflections on justice and peace within Dominican academic institutions

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