Taking Care of Us – A Guide for the Collective Protection of Human Rights Defenders in Rural Areas (2020)

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Protection International presents the third edition of the publication “Taking Care of Us”, a methodology developed by our team at Protection International Mesoamerica. This publication presents our experience and lessons learned working with human rights defenders in the Mesoamerican region since 2007.

This latest publication aims to illustrate our work accompanying groups that defend human rights in their territories. It also incorporates a gender perspective, the use of communication for threat confrontation and the psychosocial approach as the basis of our methodologies.

With Taking Care of Us, we hope to contribute to greater protection of these collectives and to those who work with protecting rural communities.

TAKING CARE OF US (Cuidándonos)
First edition: Guatemala, December 2009 (Available in Spanish and Q’eqchi)
Second edition: Guatemala, July 2011 (Available in Spanish)
Third edition: Guatemala, February 2020

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