The increase in gun deaths, the lack of adequate public policies, and the large number of victims who find neither justice nor comprehensive reparation in Venezuela are causes for concern for Amnesty International.
Therefore, through the Reengineering of Citizen Security project, analyses, proposals and experiences are gathered to lay the path for the transformations in public policies needed to reduce firearm-related homicides.
In order to lay the path for the necessary transformations, we created a knowledge community consisting of specialists in different aspects of public security, who participate in exchanges and write publications containing diagnoses, analyses, recommendations and proposals based on national and regional experiences.
We also offer training in police management and good practices to police officers and justice officials, where we provide tools to increase the efficiency and quality of processes designed to lower murder rates, and to prevent and punish abuses that may constitute human rights violations.
Finally, we promote public debate by sharing findings and proposals, holding events and giving workshops on citizen security and human rights to youth and university students, who have the skills to achieve high impact advocacy.