Village Rights International

Village Rights International, Inc. (VRI) is committed to providing legal education, advice, and advocacy to rural indigenous communitities.  We are currently focused on providing these services to the Kuna community of Morti in the Darien Province of Panama.

Please consider donating to this exciting project.*  In collaboration with our partners in Panama, we will be developing and implementing an educational campaign that seeks to inform indigenous youth through workshops and educational materials of their key rights and obligations under Panamanian and international law.  We hope to empower and inspire these young people to harness the power of the law as they become leaders in their community.  

You can play an integral, foundational role in this project by helping to fund the efforts of our all volunteer staff.  Thanks!

VRI was founded by Benjamin Goodman after studying indigenous rights and development while completing his masters and juris doctorate degrees at the University of Florida.  Ben also grew up in the indigenous community of Morti while his parents worked as missionaries to the community.  These experiences instilled in him a passion for seeing that indigenous communities thrive through the appreciation and application of their international and national human and legal rights. 

*VRI is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation. All donations are tax deductible.  If you are not able to donate through this website, please consider sending a check to Benjamin Goodman for Village Rights International, 4011 N Meridian Ave., #44, Miami Beach, FL 33140.

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Benjamin Goodman 
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Miami Beach, FL
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