Unit for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders in Guatemala (UDEFEGUA)



La Unidad de Protección a Defensoras y Defensores de Derechos Humanos, Guatemala (UDEFEGUA) was founded in 2004 with the objective of promoting the security of human rights defenders in Guatemala and to contribute to the protection of the political space in which they work. The Unit’s programs support threatened human rights defenders and their organizations, and advise them about prevention and response to threats and attacks, through the provision of information, training, monitoring and psychological support. In addition, UDEFEGUA promotes the protection of these people on the part of government institutions and the international community. UDEFEGUA is a leading partner in the Mesoamerican Women Human Rights Defenders Initiative.