Data

General Issues
Human Rights & Civil Rights
Governance & Political Institutions
Planning & Development
Specific Topics
Citizenship & Role of Citizens
Political Rights
Public Participation
Collections
LATINNO
Location
Venezuela
Scope of Influence
Neighbourhood
Links
https://operacionlibertad.org/
Ongoing
Yes
Purpose/Goal
Develop the civic capacities of individuals, communities, and/or civil society organizations
Make, influence, or challenge decisions of government and public bodies
Spectrum of Public Participation
Collaborate
Open to All or Limited to Some?
Open to All
Recruitment Method for Limited Subset of Population
not
General Types of Methods
Deliberative and dialogic process
Evaluation, oversight, and social auditing
General Types of Tools/Techniques
Facilitate dialogue, discussion, and/or deliberation
Recruit or select participants
Inform, educate and/or raise awareness
Specific Methods, Tools & Techniques
Information and Communications Technologies (ICT)
Facilitators
Not applicable
Face-to-Face, Online, or Both
Both
Types of Interaction Among Participants
Discussion, Dialogue, or Deliberation
Type of Organizer/Manager
Community Based Organization
Staff
No

CASE

Committees for Aid and Freedom

January 29, 2020 LATINNO
January 16, 2020 Jaskiran Gakhal, Participedia Team
December 20, 2019 LATINNO
General Issues
Human Rights & Civil Rights
Governance & Political Institutions
Planning & Development
Specific Topics
Citizenship & Role of Citizens
Political Rights
Public Participation
Collections
LATINNO
Location
Venezuela
Scope of Influence
Neighbourhood
Links
https://operacionlibertad.org/
Ongoing
Yes
Purpose/Goal
Develop the civic capacities of individuals, communities, and/or civil society organizations
Make, influence, or challenge decisions of government and public bodies
Spectrum of Public Participation
Collaborate
Open to All or Limited to Some?
Open to All
Recruitment Method for Limited Subset of Population
not
General Types of Methods
Deliberative and dialogic process
Evaluation, oversight, and social auditing
General Types of Tools/Techniques
Facilitate dialogue, discussion, and/or deliberation
Recruit or select participants
Inform, educate and/or raise awareness
Specific Methods, Tools & Techniques
Information and Communications Technologies (ICT)
Facilitators
Not applicable
Face-to-Face, Online, or Both
Both
Types of Interaction Among Participants
Discussion, Dialogue, or Deliberation
Type of Organizer/Manager
Community Based Organization
Staff
No
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The Committees for Aid and Freedom are an initiative of the Frente Amplio Venezuela Libre with the objective of organizing citizens at the bases of the opposition.

Problems and Purpose

Background History and Context

The idea was born as part of the "Freedom Operation", directed by the president of the National Assembly of Venezuela Juan Guaidó. They are formed at the community level, by the citizens' own initiative, following instructions published on the website operacionlibertad.org.

Organizing, Supporting, and Funding Entities

The Committees for Aid and Freedom are an initiative of the Frente Amplio Venezuela Libre.

Participant Recruitment and Selection

Methods and Tools Used

Information and communication technologies

What Went On: Process, Interaction, and Participation

The committees are expected to meet regularly to discuss the situation in the country and possible solutions to the challenges facing the community, for example blackouts or shortages. Their activities also include the implementation of contingency protocols for situations such as repression or violence, and the monitoring and dissemination of the information provided by the National Assembly. Their two dimensions entail: activism in the sense of coordinating volunteers and mobilizations, and policymaking in the sense of preparing and executing self-government structures in each sector of society.

Influence, Outcomes, and Effects

At the end of 2019, several committees have been created under oath in different regions of the country, yet there is little evidence of their actions or impact.

Analysis and Lessons Learned

See Also

References

External Links

More information (in Spanish) under the following links:

https://efectococuyo.com/politica/como-funcionan-los-comites-de-ayuda-y-libertad/

https://www.analitica.com/actualidad/actualidad-nacional/lo-que-debe-conocer-sobre-los-comites-de-ayuda-y-libertad/

https://cronica.uno/manual-para-entender-operacion-libertad-y-objetivo/

Notes