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Peace Brigades International (PBI) has carried out observation and international accompaniment in thirteen countries on five continents since 1981 and in Colombia since 1994.

“Human rights will always be disputed”: Olga Araújo

Olga Araújo is a leader and human rights defender, and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Association for Social Research and Action (Asociación para la Investigación y Acción Social NOMADESC), a human rights organisation dedicated to providing advice and support to social, trade union, civic, women’s, indigenous, afro-Colombian and small-scale farming organisations. Continue reading “Human rights will always be disputed”: Olga Araújo

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