Category Archives: Advocacy

Leaders from the Bajo Atrato express their concerns to the international community

“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

The need to implement collective protection measures: ACVC

Prevention, Protection, and Security for Human Rights Defenders,[1]  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 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

UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders: visit to Colombia begins

The official visit to Colombia of Michel Forst, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders, began on Tuesday 20 November with meetings with civil society organisations. Continue reading UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders: visit to Colombia begins