Front Line Defenders
In view of the changes to the situation in 2022, the Luxembourg Development Cooperation continued to support the NGO Front Line Defenders (FLD) in Nicaragua, in particular through the allocation of 34 protection grants to human rights defenders (HRDs) at risk, 50% of which went to women, so that they could benefit from increased security. The intervention particularly targets the most vulnerable and marginalised HRDs, such as women, indigenous peoples and HRDs in remote rural areas.
Luxembourg participated in the biennial conference organised by FLD, from 26 to 28 October 2022. Set up in 2002, the Dublin Platform is an event that offers a unique opportunity for human rights defenders from almost every country in the world to come together and share advocacy and protection strategies, and strengthen solidarity with their colleagues and participants from governmental and intergovernmental organisations.
In view of the worsening situation for HRDs in Central America, the Luxembourg Development Cooperation will continue its support on a multiannual and regional basis to enable the NGO to also support HRDs in their efforts in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua for the next three years (2023-2025), giving a total of EUR 300 000.