In mid-October PBI organised an advocacy tour in the United States with a clear message that peacebuilding and the protection of human rights in Colombia must be grounded in local territories. The tour was organised alongside human rights defender Astrid Torres, member of the Corporation for Judicial Freedom (CJL), an organisation accompanied by PBI and dedicated to the defence and promotion of human rights in the departments of Antioquia and Chocó.
As part of PBI’s accompaniment and support, one of the strategies we employ is the organisation of international tours aimed at mobilising the international community, particularly in the global north, to promote initiatives for the protection of human rights defenders and support the work they carry out in their territories.
Continue reading International Advocacy Tour for Territorial Peace
“After hearing your testimonies, it is really clear to me that the biggest problem you face is related to land and security”. These were the words of the Ambassador of Denmark, Continue reading The international community visits the Bajo Atrato region
“Our lives are confined, we cannot leave, the illegal armed actors are disputing our lands, and those who speak out or try to speak out become military objectives.” These are the words of a leader from the Curbaradó river basin during a meeting held on Friday 29 March Continue reading Leaders from the Bajo Atrato express their concerns to the international community
Prevention, Protection, and Security for Human Rights Defenders, is a program financed by the Catalan Agency for Development Cooperation (ACCD) and jointly coordinated by International Action for Peace (IAP) and the Peasant Association of the Cimitarra River Valley (ACVC). In the framework of this program the ACVC, and three partner organizations (Cahucopana, Aheramigua, and Ascamcat), met with state institutions and national and international organizations in Bogotá. Continue reading The need to implement collective protection measures: ACVC
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