Solidaridad

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For other uses, see Solidarity (disambiguation).
Solidaridad
Charitable organization
Founded 1969
Headquarters Utrecht, Netherlands
Key people
Nico Roozen, Director
Number of employees
~30 (2005)
Website www.solidaridad.nl/
For other uses of the name Solidaridad or Solidarity, see Solidarity (disambiguation).

Solidaridad is a Dutch ecumenical development agency founded in 1969. Its main objective is the promotion of social justice and sustainable production of food and energy.[1] To achieve these goals it supports local producer organizations, grassroot movements and NGO's.

  • Fairtrade, for economic justice, with coffee, tropical fruits and cotton/textiles as sub-programs;
  • Impunity Watch, for political justice, with a special focus on political-military atrocities in Guatemala, Peru, Colombia and Brazil and the need for justice; and
  • Globalization from the Poor, for cultural and religious justice, with a specific focus on the experiences of indigenous and black communities and grassroot churches in South America.

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