In Honduras, defenders begin process of diagnosing needs to strengthen IM-Defensoras national networks

In order to develop a Plan to strengthen organizational and programmatic capacities for each of the national networks based on the results of a diagnosis, defenders began a process in Honduras two weeks ago to diagnose the needs for reinforcing these networks.

In a collective space, twelve women defenders representing six organizations and four national territories worked for two days on the identification of the programmatic, organizational and political capacity of the Honduran network. Among the processes reviewed were those of risk management plans, self- care, communications channels and mechanisms, decision making, etc. Participants identified the accomplishments achieved during these nine years of existence and reflected on the network’s challenges and opportunities in light of an analysis of the current situation.

The following week, the process continued in Guatemala, with the participation of twenty-six women defenders from six member organizations of the Network of Women Defenders from ten regions where the Network has a presence.

Last week, the diagnosis went on in El Salvador and will continue in Mexico. This in depth examination of our collective actions and the generation of diverse protection strategies will make it possible not only to strengthen ourselves and develop capacities for being better prepared to deal with needs in this situation, but also to reinforce our focus on Comprehensive Feminist Protection.

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