WOLA: Advocacy for Human Rights in the Americas

Innovation and Challenges in Defending Human Rights in Venezuela

2:00 P.M. - 3:30 P.M. EST Monday, 7 March 2022

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Please join The Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA) and the Center of Justice and Peace (CEPAZ) for an upcoming webinar on innovative strategies to defend human rights in Venezuela’s repressive context:

The situation in Venezuela represents one of the biggest challenges to democracy and human rights in the Americas, as well as a devastating humanitarian emergency. As the crisis continues, human rights defenders and civil society activists are routinely targeted by the government of Nicolás Maduro. In spite of these challenges, Venezuelans continue to find creative and innovative ways to mobilize for democratic change and to fulfill their fundamental civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights.

Please join the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA) and the Center of Justice and Peace (CEPAZ) on March 7 at 2:00 p.m. EST for a conversation on challenges and innovative approaches to activism with a group of Venezuelan human rights defenders working on a wide range of issues facing the country.


Event Details:

Monday, March 7, 2022

2:00 – 3:30 p.m. EST

Opening Remarks:

Cristina Ciordia

Network and Activism Coordinator, CEPAZ


Dayanna Palmar

Projects Coordinator, Commission for Human Rights of the State of Zulia (CODHEZ)

Quiteria Franco

General Coordinator, Unión Afirmativa 

Rafael Uzcátegui

General Coordinator, Venezuelan Education-Action Program on Human Rights (PROVEA)

Venus Faddoul

Director, 100% Estrógeno

Dr. Mariela Molero

Legal Advisor, Kapé Kapé

Moderated by:

Geoff Ramsey

Director for Venezuela, Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA)


This event will be conducted in Spanish, with simultaneous interpretation to English available through Zoom.