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Government listens to all social leaders

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Bogotá D.C.
30 Jan 2019

Once the National Commission of Security Guarantees was completed, the Minister of the Interior, Nancy Patricia Gutiérrez, who leads the Plan of Action, PAO, explained the actions taken to protect the social leaders. From August 7 to date, "4,000 individual protection schemes and 35 collective protection spaces" have been assigned.

The Minister of the Interior, Nancy Patricia Gutiérrez, presented the three components of the strategy of the Timely Action Plan, PAO, for the protection of social leaders, human rights defenders, community leaders and journalists: "the institutional strengthening and re-engineering of the National Protection Unit, the presence in the territory, the communication of the PAO and the non-stigmatization of any kind of leader ".

Nancy Patricia Gutiérrez explained that the Government is present in the territory to respond to the early warnings of the Ombudsman, security councils and Human Rights commissions in order to guarantee security and social action aimed at preventing attacks on leaders social. All this work has been carried out in the Ministry of the Interior, entity responsible for leading this Plan of Action Timely: "the Timely Action Plan is a responsibility of the office of the Minister and so we have been working."

From August 7 to date, "more than 4,000 individual protection schemes and 35 collective protection spaces have been assigned".

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