Memory and Resistance in North-East Antioquia

On 3 August 2019 the Humanitarian Action Corporation for Coexistence and Peace in North-East Antioquia (Corporación Acción Humanitaria por la Convivencia y la Paz del Nordeste Antioqueño – CAHUCOPANA) opened its first House of Memory in Lejanías (Antioquia department) and commemorated the massacre of Altos de Manila and Cañaveral in the hamlet of Cancha Manila, situated in the village of Altos de Manila, some 40 minutes from Lejanías. PBI was there. Continue reading Memory and Resistance in North-East Antioquia

“Freedom of expression is a utopia to which I aspire”: Claudia Julieta Duque

Claudia Julieta Duque is a journalist and human rights defender who PBI has been accompanying since 2010. In her 26 years as a journalist she has published high-impact reports on human rights violations in different national and international media. Because of her publications and reports, Claudia Julieta Duque has been the victim of numerous attacks aimed at silencing her, including kidnap, espionage, aggravated psychological torture and death threats against her and her daughter, in particular for her investigation into the killings of journalist and comedian Jaime Garzón[1]. Continue reading “Freedom of expression is a utopia to which I aspire”: Claudia Julieta Duque

Gathering knowledge, protecting life: the Peoples’ Intercultural University

The situation in Colombia is cause for real concern. During the first half of 2019 Colombian civil society and the international community have once again witnessed the persistence of armed conflict Continue reading Gathering knowledge, protecting life: the Peoples’ Intercultural University

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