In Guatemala, the PD is currently working in:

  • San Marcos Department: municipality of San Pablo, San Carlos microregion with San Carlos Protection Network formed by 23 communities.
  • Huehuetenango Department: municipality San Mateo Ixtatán, microregion Ixquisis, with Isquixis Protection Network formed by 10 communities.
  • Alta Verapaz Department: Cobán region with the Río Dolores Protection Network formed by 10 communities.
  • Jalapa and Santa Rosa Departments: Mataquesquintla municipality with the San Rafael Protection Network formed by about 10 communities.
  • Central Department: peaceful resistance movement La Puya formed by inhabitants of the municipalities San José del Golfo and San Pedro Ayampuc which groups around 7 communities.


In El Salvador, ADES and PI are currently working in the Department of Cabañas; in Mexico in Chiapas with El Centro Fray Matías and at the national level in the field of public policies for the protection of defenders; and in Honduras at national level in aspects of advocacy and public policy and in the regions where COPINH operates.