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Civil Society in Latin America


Essential Web sites

• Civil Society in the Americas
This is a section of the Political Database of the Americas edited by the Georgetown University. It contains information about civil society groups operating in the Americas. The sources are categorized by country

• Oilwatch
Oilwatch is a network of NGOs based in Ecuador. It is inspired by the necessity to develop global strategies for communities affected by oil activities and to support the resistance processes of coummunities that do not want to see their territories affected, to work for sustainability and collective rights

Other Web sites

• Acciòn Ecològica
Non governative organization for environment protection in Latin America

• Asociación Intersectorial para el Desarrollo Económico
y el Progreso Social (CIDEP)

NGO promoting human, social and economic development in Salvador

• Asociaciòn Madres de Plaza de Mayo
The aims of this Organization are to protect human rights in Argentina and to promote the research and diffusion of informations on people disappeared during the dictatorship

• Center for the Implementation of Public Policies Promoting Equity and Growth (CIPPEC)
CIPPEC is a private, non-profit organization that strives to create a more just, democratic, and efficient State in Argentina for the purpose of improving the quality of life for all Argentine citizens

• Centro de Estudios Legales y Sociales (CELS)
The Center for Legal and Social Studies (CELS) is a non-governmental organization founded in 1979 to foster and protect human rights and to strengthen the democratic system and the state of law in Argentina.

• Centro de Estudios para el Desarollo Laboral y Agrario (CEDLA)
CDLA is a Bolivian research and information center on the labour market. It promotes the defense of economic, social and cultural rights of workers

• Centro de Estudios Públicos (CEP)
CEP is a private non partisan non profit academic foundation. It is engaged in cultivating, analyzing, and disseminating the values and principles on which a free and democratic order is based.

• Fundación Poder Ciudadano
NGO promoting civic participation in Argentina

• Instituto Brasilero de Análises Sociais e Econômicas (IBASE)
IBASE is a Brazilian research and information center working to improve living conditions of workers

• Instituto de Estudos Socioeconômicos (INESC)
INESC is a Brazilian non-governative organization working to protect human, social and economic rights of workers

• Observatorio de Multinacionales en America Latina
Monitoring Center on corporate behaviour in Latin America, edited by Spanish NGO Paz con Dignidad

• One World Latin America
The Latin American section of One World project, which aims to foster the diffusion of informations on topics related to human rights, democracy and peace, sustainable development and environment protection

• Poder Ciudadano
Poder Ciudadano is a non-partisan, non-profit organization that promotes participation, civic responsibility and the respect for civil rights in Argentina

• Probioma
Probioma (Productividad Biosfera Medio Ambiente) is a Bolivian NGO working for environment protection

• Rede Brasileira de Justiça Ambiental
A Brazilian non governative organization for environment protection

• World Rainforest Movement
The World Rainforest Movement is an international network of citizens' groups of North and South involved in efforts to defend the world's rainforests. Its offices are located in the United Kingdom and Uruguay


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