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Asociación Civil por la Igualdad y la Justicia (ACIJ)

Buenos Aires, Argentina
Joined February 2012
Presence in: Argentina

The Civil Association for Equality and Justice (Asociación Civil por la Igualdad y la Justicia, or ACIJ) is a non-profit and non-partisan legal advocacy organization. The basic principles guiding the work of ACIJ are to defend the fundamental rights of the most vulnerable groups in Argentine society while contributing to the strengthening of institutions in the public sector.

ACIJ has a project team dedicated to working with the villas in Buenos Aires. For over seven years, ACIJ has been undertaking work in the villas, assisting with legal cases, seeking access to public services and using legal, administrative and media tools to train leaders in rights and advocacy. Through collaboration, we have developed tools and strategies for facilitating access to and use of legal and institutional resources as a means of empowering marginalized citizens to seek resolution of public service provision problems and to create grassroots advocacy actions.

People Associated With This Organization

Aldana Kolaczynski

Argentina  
Asociación Civil por la Igualdad y la... (Unverified)
Joined September 2019
Interests: Generalist Legal Services
Conocer nuestros derechos y hacerlos cumplir

Felipe Mesel

Argentina  
Asociación Civil por la Igualdad y la...
Joined July 2018
Interests: Community / Customary Land Rights
Born in 1992, in La Plata, Argentina. I studied laws in the Universidad Nacional de La Plata, and currently I am working for ACIJ in the Right to the City Area; trying to use the Law as a tool for social change. In this sense, we are involved in urban conflicts, specially those located in slums.

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Gaspar Tizio

Argentina  
Asociación Civil por la Igualdad y la...
Joined August 2017
Interests: Citizenship, Gender-based violence, Housing & Sanitation
En mi trabajo regular en el Ministerio de Justicia y Derechos Humanos de La Nación coordino una quincena de equipos interdisciplinarios de trabajo que tienen como fin garantizar el acceso a la justicia de los sectores más vulnerables de la población. Los Centros de Acceso a la Justicia están conformados por profesionales de derecho, la psicología y el trabajo social que actúan en forma conjunta con el fin de brindar atención legal primaria a las comunidades en las cuales están ubicados. En mi trabajo de la Universidad Nacional de La Plata me desempeño como subdirector de la Clínica de Interés Público de la Facultad de Ciencias Jurídicas y Sociales. Las clínicas jurídicas son espacios que cumplen un doble rol, por un lado brindan un servicio a la comunidad llevando adelante casos judiciales reales de interés público, principalmente sobre derechos fundamentales. Por otro lado son un espacio de aprendizaje para alumnos avanzados y graduados recientes

Guadalupe Falbo

Argentina  
Asociación Civil por la Igualdad y la...
Joined November 2015
Interests: Citizenship, Community / Customary Land Rights, Environmental Justice, Generalist Legal Services, Housing & Sanitation, Land & Natural Resources, Traditional / Customary Justice
I am a lawyer of an NGO that defends the human rights of the most vulnerable groups. My intention is to fight for the legal empowerment.

Julieta Izcurdia

Argentina  
Asociación Civil por la Igualdad y la...
Joined April 2020
Interests: Community / Customary Land Rights, Economic Empowerment, Education, Environmental Justice, Health, Housing & Sanitation, Labor & Employment, Women's Rights
Lawyer at the Fiscal Policy Program within the Economic, Social and Cultural Rights area at Asociación Civil por la Igualdad y la Justicia (ACIJ) in Argentina.

Laura Lacayo Espinoza

Argentina  
Asociación Civil por la Igualdad y la...
Joined December 2016
Interests: Citizenship, Community / Customary Land Rights, Education, Governance, Housing & Sanitation, Peace-building, Women's Rights
I am a Nicaraguan sociologist with work experience in community development, participatory methodologies and human rights education in popular settlements of Latin America. I am currently working in Argentina for the Right to the City area of ACIJ. We promote legal empowerment and the active participation of neighbours in informal settlement´s urbanization process.

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María Natalia Echegoyemberry

Argentina  
Asociación Civil por la Igualdad y la...
Joined March 2017
Interests: Access to Information, Citizenship, Women's Rights
Soy abogada, psicóloga, Mda. en Salud Pública, me encuentro cursando Ph en Psicología. Trabajo en Acceso a la Justicia para población vulnerable

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Noelia Garone

Argentina  
Asociación Civil por la Igualdad y la...
Joined November 2015
I am a lawyer specialized in human rights and public international law.
At present, I coordinate the Area of "Community Legal Action" - Center for Community and Legal Action in Villa Inflamable (Buenos Aires) developing of the Center for Community and Legal Action in Villa Inflamable with the objective of contributing to the legal empowerment and access to justice of the community through a participative and territorial approach that pursues a profound transformation in the guarantee of the rights of residents and an improvement in their living conditions.
Main activities and responsibilities:
- Coordinating actions with different actors (public defendants, legislators, advocators, government representatives and non-governmental actors) to - Provision of legal advice to inhabitants and community leaders
- Writing reports about public policies and making recommendations
- Organizing workshops for community promoters
- Communicating with the media
- Promoting tools for the neighbors access to justice
- Coordinating actions in territory
- Filing administrative and judicial actions of residents for access to public services and decent housing
- Leading a team of professionals (mainly lawyers and political scientists)

Pablo Vitale

Argentina  
Asociación Civil por la Igualdad y la...
Joined May 2017
Interests: Housing & Sanitation
Actualmente se desempeña como coordinador del Área de Derecho a la Ciudad de la Asociación Civil por la Igualdad y la Justicia. Doctorando en Cs. Sociales, especialista en Planificación y Gestión de Políticas Sociales y licenciado en C. Política (FSOC-UBA), carrera en la que es docente. Dicta clases y cursos curriculares de grado en la UNSAM y la Escuela Argentina de Fotografía, y de posgrado en la FADU-UBA. Desarrolla actividades de investigación y coproducción en el Área de Estudios Área de Estudios Urbanos del Instituto de Investigaciones Gino Germani (FSOC-UBA).

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Rosario Fassina

Argentina  
Asociación Civil por la Igualdad y la...
Joined November 2019
Interests: Citizenship, Community / Customary Land Rights, Governance, Housing & Sanitation, Women's Rights
Licenciada en Sociología (Universidad de Buenos Aires). Especialista en Políticas Púbicas (CLACSO). Candidata a Magister en Políticas Sociales Urbanas (Universidad de Tres de Febrero). Coordino el área de Derecho a la Ciudad en la Asociación Civil por la Igualdad y la Justicia (ACIJ).

Sebastián Pilo

Argentina  
Asociación Civil por la Igualdad y la...
Joined September 2015
Sebastián Pilo. Is Co-Director of ACIJ (Civil Association for Equality and Justice), a civil society organization that works to reverse inequality, defend the rights of disadvantaged populations and promote a better quality of democracy in Argentine.

He is a lawyer, graduated from the University of Buenos Aires (UBA). He has postgraduate studies on Administrative Law at the University of Palermo. He holds a Diploma on Transparency, Accountability and Anticorruption from the Human Rights Center of the University of Chile.

He has been working for more than 10 years on public interest law around constitutional issues and economic, social, cultural and environmental rights. He was a parliamentary advisor, university professor and he
litigated numerous constitutional cases in Argentina.

In ACIJ, he works on issues related to access to justice, community legal action, right to the city and right to housing.

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Sebastián Pilo is the network champion (main point of contact) for Asociación Civil por la Igualdad y la Justicia (ACIJ).

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