Training at the Protection Desk Honduras (2011)

Numerous countries find themselves in situations where many human rights defenders are threatened and the number of threats remains high for years and years. Such situations call for long term, in-country protection support. Protection International assists human rights movements in such countries by setting up Protection Desks. Protection Desks act as local hub for protection expertise and capacity.

Protection Desks offer accessible expertise in a particular country or region. Their services combine knowledge of the context with expertise gathered through Protection International’s research around the world. The Desks also have a dual purpose of acting as Protection International’s eyes and ears to spot new developments and innovative solutions for the protection of human rights defenders. It is the basis from which Protection International researches, systematises and analyses data on attacks and protection solutions.