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Latin American and Caribbean Network for the Rights of Children and Adolescents REDLAMYC


Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, and Venezuela


REDLAMYC  (link:  

Is a network of national and regional NGOs that have a common membership in any of the countries of the Latin America and the Caribbean that have joined to participate actively in the defense of the rights of children and adolescents under the Convention on the Rights of the Child. This network was created initially as Caucus of the Latin America and the Caribbean by NGOs and NGO networks joined to participate in the preparatory process of the Special Session on Children of the General Assembly of the United Nations. Was organized during the First Substantive Session of the Preparatory Committee in June 2000 in the city of New York and thereafter have been doing different activities of a national (in each country) Subregional and regional consolidation allowed the same as a benchmark for the region.

Currently the NGO networks composed of 24 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, reaching a coverage of about 2,500 NGOs in the region, most of which are national associations of NGOs nucleated around themes such as childhood, adolescence and youth , development, poverty, monitoring committees of the Convention on children's rights, gender equality, youth leadership, promoting sexual health and reproductive, religious associations for children, among others.