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Risk assessment and protection planning for Human Rights Defenders in Latin America

In late April 2017, Front Line Defenders conducted a four-days training of trainers for Spanish-speaking defenders, supported by The training was aimed at increasing the capacities of participants, while developing local champions on risk assessment, who can work with others to enchance protection planning. The training took place in Costa Rica, in a relatively safe environment for HRDs to access in a manner which does not prove problematic on their return, and benefited 12 Human Rights Defenders, 6 of them WHRD, from Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Peru and Venezuela.