“I warmly welcome the creation of FIHRM-LA under the leadership of Guillermo Whpei, and I expect that other global regions will follow this significant lead.”
— David Fleming
FIHRM-LA IS AN INTERNATIONAL PROJECT AIMED AT PROMOTING KNOWLEDGE OF AND RESPECT FOR HUMAN RIGHTS IN LATIN AMERICA, BY MEANS OF ACTIONs IN LOCAL MUSEUMS.
FIHRM-LA started as a result of the 8th Annual Meeting of FIHRM, the International Federation of Human Rights Museums, which took place from the 28th to the 30th of November 2017 at the International Museum for Democracy, in Rosario, Argentina.
The idea had arisen from studies carried out by FIHRM with member Universities. They identified the need to set up a specific regional forum for Latin American museums and related organizations, seeking to contribute to the strengthening of dialogue about democracy and Human Rights in the region.
The countries which comprise Latin America are: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Dominican Republic, Uruguay and Venezuela.
In all of these countries, diverse organizations and museums carry out outstanding work in the field of Human Rights, keeping alive the memory of the violations to these rights under the dictatorships borne by the region in recent decades.
It is fundamental work because those who know their own history and the struggles to conquer rights are conscious of the worth of these achievements. Thus, they can react against other unjustices that are still suffered by many members of their communities. In view of these complex, hard to address issues, museums in the region can and must active their role as organizations in service of the public.
FIHRM-LA enables the establishment of a forum for debate, agreement and collaboration between Latin American museums, so that, together, their potential as educators is developed, seeking to contribute to their public’s awareness, interest in, understanding and respect for those rights declared inalienable for all human beings.
FOUNDING FIHRM PRESIDENT
FIRHM-LA IS MADE BY:
Web + Media Administrator
Web & Multimedia Designer
FIHRM-LA Correspondent in Argentina
FIHRM-LA Correspondent in Brazil
Rayén Gutiérrez Cortés
FIHRM-LA Correspondent in Chile
FIHRM-LA Correspondent in Colombia
Luisa de Peña
FIHRM-LA Correspondent in Dominican Republic
Vivian Salazar Monzón
FIHRM-LA Correspondent in Guatemala
Diana Gaytán Jiménez y Ricardo Rodríguez
FIHRM-LA Correspondents in Mexico