As a member of the EU-LAT, a pluralistic network of European movements and organizations promoting solidarity between the people of Latin America and Europe, Protection International contributed to the definition of a set of recommendations to the EU and its Member States for the protection of women and men human rights defenders in Latin America. As numerous reports from the last few years show, Latin America is one of the regions with the highest number of attacks against Women and Men Human Rights Defenders (W/HRDs) and killings of the last few years.

In this document, prepared collectively by the members of the Network, EU-LAT proposes 4 lines of action to advance the protection of W/HRDs in Latin America. Each proposed line of action includes both key messages to be incorporated or highlighted in the political discourse of the EU and Member States on HRDs in Latin America and concrete recommendations to be incorporated in the external action and in the protection programs of the W/HRDs of the EU and the Member States.

The entire document can be read here.