Together We Are Stronger: Peru's National Coordinating Coalition on Human Rights

Protesters holding signsPeru’s Coordinadora Nacional de Derechos Humanos (CNDDHH) is globally recognized as one of the most successful and effective coalitions in the world. The importance of bringing ourselves together in order to have more strength and greater impact is often discussed, but few have been able to achieve this as well as Peru.  The global experience of the human rights movement, unfortunately, is filled with coalitions that have failed both because of divisions as well as a lack of advocacy.

In this case study, Erika Bocanegra analyzes the characteristics of a strong coalition and shows us how to successfully fight against an authoritarian government like that of Fujimori in the 1990s.

Year of Publication: 2005
Author(s): Erika Bocanegra

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