We will not lose heart in the fight to uphold human rights and dignity that are affected by the sugar industry in the Dominican Republic.
Support us in this struggle.
The victims of forced evictions live in precarious conditions. 
 
Claribel Alvarez, Fr. Miguel Angel Gullón Pérez OP - 
these are some of our partners in the Dominican Republic who continue to fight for justice and peace on behalf of these families. Let their voices continue to be heard.
Make this possible with your financial support. 
 

Project Title:

Upholding human rights affected by the sugar exploitation

in the Dominican Republic 

 

Location: El Seibo, Dominican Republic and Geneva, Switzerland
Main objective: Continue to actively denounce human rights abuses committed by the sugar industry in the Dominican Republic
Duration: 12 months
Direct beneficiaries: families and communities in El Seibo, particularly:
- Victims of forced evictions by Central Romana; 
- Sugar cane workers working for Central Romana; and 
- Local communities who struggle to have access to land 
 
Indirect beneficiaries: All communities affected by the sugar industry and sugar cane workers at the level of the country 
 
Expected results
a) The impacts of the sugar exploitation on human rights in the Dominican Republic are actively monitored.
b) The human rights violations occurring in the Dominican Republic are reported at the UN Human Rights Council and in other UN human rights mechanisms in Geneva.
c) The judicial case against the perpetrators of the forced evictions in January 2016 is monitored and supported.
d) Long-term collaboration with Dominican Republic partners is pursued through continuing capacity-building 
 
Main activities
1. Monitoring of the human rights impacts of the sugar exploitation in the Dominican Republic
2. Reporting of human rights violations in the Dominican Republic at the UN Human Rights Council and other UN Mechanisms (oral/written statements, bilateral meetings, submission of reports, etc)
3. Pursuing direct assistance of the victims in the judicial process against Central Romana and Fanjul Corporation in Florida
4. Exploring additional ways to achieve justice for the 60 families who have been victim of forced evictions in January 2016
5. Production of communications materials and communications networking around the human rights impacts of the sugar exploitation.
6. Continued capacity-building

Budget: 13‘888 CHF