OpenArchive has two active partnerships in the Latin America region.
In Spring 2023, OpenArchive partnered with ALDEA Foundation, an Ecuadorian organization that aims to collectively design strategies with people, communities, and territories to advance development in human rights, gender equity, and interculturality. OpenArchive’s partnership with ALDEA will advance this project by helping integrate reliable workflow tools, develop compatible storage systems, and strengthen information management strategies.
In 2023, OpenArchive also partnered with Cubalex – a Cuban NGO that defends and promotes human rights as a form of social transformation through legal aid and other resources. Cubalex is one of the primary organizations documenting abuse against protesters and other human rights defenders and one of the organization’s top priorities is documenting and preserving evidence. OpenArchive’s partnership with Cubalex aims to expand the organization’s capacity to document and store evidence safely and securely.
Below you’ll find use cases, press releases, and updates from our co-research with our Ecuadorian and Cuban community partners.
Read more about our Latin America work in these posts:
Las personas defensoras de los derechos humanos en Ecuador enfrentan crecientes amenazas por su trabajo en la lucha contra los abusos de las operaciones mineras. Nuestra reciente evaluación de necesidades con la Asociación Latinoamericana para el Desarrollo Alternativo (ALDEA) ofrece información sobre las realidades, desafíos y oportunidades que enfrentan estos defensores de derechos humanos en Ecuador mientras documentan y archivan evidencia de injusticia.
Ecuadorian human rights defenders face increasing threats for their work combatting abuses by mining operations. Our recent needs assessment with the Latin American Association for Alternative Development (ALDEA) offers insight into the realities, challenges, and opportunities that these human rights defenders in Ecuador face while documenting and archiving evidence of injustice.
OpenArchive is partnering with two human rights organizations in Latin America to strengthen archiving efforts and workflows in the region.