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Protection International (PI) has been present in Colombia since 2009, and works with grassroots organizations and communities that carry out processes to defend their rights. PI supports communities, rural organizations, and women with the aim of increasing their agency and their collective capacities to exercise their right to defend human rights and to autonomously manage the risks that this generates. It seeks to contribute to the protection of life and personal integrity, as well as amplify the space for collective action.

Protection International also acts to influence duty bearers by: urging the authorities to fulfil their obligations to protect the right to defend human rights, pushing for governments to act in accordance with the United Nations Declaration on Human Rights Defenders, and developing new knowledge regarding protection with an emphasis on rural defenders.

Protection International's work in Colombia is currently possible thanks to the support of: the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and “core” funding provided by donors such as the Ford Foundation, the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA), Wellspring Advisors (WA).

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