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Operates in Central America and the Caribbean and South America

Fundacion Acceso | Shelter City in Costa Rica

  • Services offered
  • Regional Assistance
  • Monitoring and Reporting
  • Advocacy
  • Temporary Relocation
  • Target demographic
  • People Living in Latin America
  • Human Rights Defenders
Guidelines of assistance

Human Rights Defenders (including artists) who are in need of relocation can contact this organization. Together with Fundación Acceso, Hivos and the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Shelter City in Costa Rica provides integral security (legal, physical, digital, and psycho-emotional) trainings for the HRDs to have the ability to continue their work in their respective countries.


Fundacion Accesso works with Human Rights Defenders in Central America. In 2018, they joined the Shelter City network to provide support and protection to human rights defenders from the neighboring regions of Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, and Nicaragua.

Last updated Oct 14, 2021
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