Colead (Span. Colidérate) is a civil society initiative which aims to protect social leaders, activists, journalists, and environmental and human rights defenders who are being systematically murdered in the face of denial by the Colombian state.
Problems and Purpose
Colead (Span. Colidérate) is a civil society initiative to protect social leaders, activists, journalists, and environmental and human rights defenders who are facing violence in the face of denial by the Colombian state. In late 2017, Professor Paloma Martinez of the municipality of Chigorodó, convened an interdisciplinary group of young people to work on a networking platform to protect social leaders. The project reached Movilizatorio, the organization that helped them consolidate the application in the framework of the project “Diciendo y Haciendo”.
Background History and Context
Organizing, Supporting, and Funding Entities
Participant Recruitment and Selection
Methods and Tools Used
What Went On: Process, Interaction, and Participation
To generate the security alerts, the team used the Circle of Six platform, developed by The Guardian Project, from the United States. The application was translated into Spanish and they carried out a pilot test with 60 social leaders. The platform arises from the idea of self-care and prevention; it works so that the person who feels in a dangerous situation can activate a panic button at any time and thus alert their closest circle.