The Latin American and Caribbean Network for Democracy, known in Spanish as Red Latinoamericana y del Caribe para la Democracia (REDLAD), acts as a platform to share information, best practices and strategies regarding democracy and human rights in the region. The network looks at development activities targeted toward the defense and promotion of democracy in all of Latin America and the Caribbean by and for the civil society.
REDLAD is comprised of more than 480 organizations, in addition to academics, activists and other networks. The network identifies participatory democracy as a vehicle for development, and since its inception in 2008 the network has grown significantly.
The third REDLAD assembly took place in the city of Tegucigalpa, Honduras from May 15-18, 2013, attracting over 300 voices of national and international participants. The principal theme of the meeting was Inclusive Democracy, covering themes concerning women, youth, and indigenous villages among others.