After four years of not being able to travel to Mexico, NHRF staff made a visit in February 2023. They were accompanied by John Peder Egenæs, former Chair of the Board of NHRF and Secretary General of Amnesty International Norway, and his colleague. The purpose of the visit was to meet our grantee partners and introduce our Executive Director and staff working with Mexico, to hold a capacity-building seminar for all our grantee partners and to expand our network in the country.
Several important topics such as the current situation and risks for human rights defenders, women's rights and participation, and the defence of indigenous land and environmental rights shaped the discussions during this visit.
Grantee partner seminar
Capacity building and strengthening of grantees' networks are among the most important elements of NHRF support to local human rights organisations. During our two-day partner seminar in Mexico City, representatives of all Mexican grantee partners were able to meet and engage in dialogue.