WOLA: Advocacy for Human Rights in the Americas

Report Launch: Defending Human Rights in Venezuela

12:00 p.m. EDT Wednesday, 7 April 2021

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The Center for Legal Studies, Justice, and Society (Dejusticia, Colombia) and the Washington Office on Latin America, (WOLA, U.S.) are pleased to invite you to a presentation on the report entitled “Defending Human Rights in Venezuela: Challenges Facing Civil Society in Confronting the Closure of Democratic Spaces,” which will be held on Wednesday, April 7 at 12:00 PM EDT (11:00 a.m. in Bogota).

This report is the product of a thorough analysis of the obstacles that Venezuelan civil society organizations face, as well as their acts of resistance and resilience in defending human rights. Its goal is to amplify the voices of Venezuelan activists to the rest of the region, raise the visibility of the precarious situation that they face and the strategies adopted to advance the movement, and, as a result, offer a series of recommendations to other actors in the region that have within their agenda the support for the human rights movement in Venezuela.

The event will be livestreamed in Spanish on Dejusticia’s Facebook page, with simultaneous interpretation to English available via WOLA’s YouTube channel.

report press release (english)


Event Details:

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

12:00 p.m. EDT (11:00 a.m. UTC-5)


Mary Lawlor

Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders

Ezequiel Monsalve

Report Author

Marianna Romero

Director of the Center for Defenders and Justice

Geoff Ramsey

Director for Venezuela, WOLA


Ligia Bolivar

Report Author