Venezuelan Program of Education and Actions for Human Rights (Provea) was created in Caracas on October, 1988 as a non-governmental organization with an emphasis on the so-called Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ESCR), without neglecting interdependence and integrality of human rights.
Its founders are Ligia Bolívar, who came from working with Amnesty International; Dianorah Contramaestre, with experience in the Christian base communities in the neighborhoods of Caracas and Raúl Cubas, detained-disappeared by the Argentine dictatorship in the ESMA (School of Mechanics of the Navy).
Provea educates and legally supports vulnerable sectors that are victims or potential victims of human rights violations; documents and investigates their situation and denounces abuses of power and human rights violators, articulating with other organizations and social and popular movements.
By dint of constancy and fidelity to the values of independence, autonomy and the principles of human rights, Provea consolidated itself as a highly credible NGO in broad sectors of the country. From its origin, it promotes the humanistic and transformative content present in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, in order to contribute to the construction of a democratic society founded on pluralism, solidarity, participation and social and economic equality without any discrimination.
Email: [email protected]
Phones: (0212) 860.6669 / (0212)862.1011 / (0212)862.5333. Fax: (0212) 860.6669
Address: Blvd. Panteón, Pte. Trinidad a Tienda Honda. Edificio Centro. Plaza Las Mercedes, PB, Loc. 6, Carmelitas, Caracas.
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