The voice that will carry the concerns of the Peace Community of San José de Apartadó

The morning of the 26th November was particularly emotional for the Peace Community and all of its members: it marked the visit of Michel Forst, the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders, to their main setllement of La Holandita in San José de Apartadó. Continue reading The voice that will carry the concerns of the Peace Community of San José de Apartadó

PBI organises international event on human rights defenders

Every year, leaders, human rights defenders, defenders of land and community rise up and struggle for their rights to be respected, including the rights to life, water, sustainable land use, for the protection of natural resources, and for the defence of their dignity, and because of this work they are targets of threats, attacks and even murder. Continue reading PBI organises international event on human rights defenders

Raising awareness and reporting human rights violations: Padre Javier Giraldo

For Father Javier Giraldo “being a human rights defender means pushing society towards greater justice and less social inequality. Colombia is such a violent, terrifying country that being a defender means defending life. It is this essential right to survive that we defend”. Continue reading Raising awareness and reporting human rights violations: Padre Javier Giraldo

Letter signed by 71 international organisations to support the Peace Community of San José de Apartadó

Due to the current situation of high risk the Peace Community of San José de Apartadó is facing, 71 international human rights organizations, platforms, networks and cooperation agencies from Europe and the United States signed a letter addressed to the Inter-American Commission and Court of Human Rights (IACHR) Continue reading Letter signed by 71 international organisations to support the Peace Community of San José de Apartadó

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