The Project on Organizing, Development, Education, and Research (PODER) is a regional not-for-profit, non-governmental organization. Our mission is to improve corporate transparency and accountability in Latin America from a human rights perspective and to strengthen civil society stakeholders of corporations as long-term accountability guarantors.
We see whistleblowing as a fundamental tool to advance transparency and accountability, and we promote it from different angles. Without insiders willing to denounce corruption, information concerning corporate malfeasance and human rights abuses would stay hidden. In the past years, thanks to brave informants that have leaked documents, PODER’s team has been able to investigate and publish stories, and in some cases, use that information for advocacy purposes. This type of inside information has also supported efforts by other CSOs and local communities to demand accountability in different cases on the ground.
As strengthening civil society is at the heart of our mission, promoting whistleblowing and advancing whistleblower protection is very important, as well as utilizing the information coming from informants to push for further transparency and accountability.