Category Archives: Advocacy

Civil society open letter to support Human Rights Defenders for the Nobel Peace Prize gains cross-sectoral support

This week, human rights NGO Peace Brigades International (PBI) is publishing an open letter in support of the ground-breaking nomination of the global community of Human Rights Defenders for the Nobel Peace Prize. The letter has gathered over 200 signatures from civil society and human rights organisations across the world. Continue reading Civil society open letter to support Human Rights Defenders for the Nobel Peace Prize gains cross-sectoral support

Remembering forced disappearence in Colombia

On the 22nd of June 2018, representatives of the Embassy of Germany and France, Caritas Germany and the German Agency for Technical Cooperation (GIZ) made a diplomatic visit to express their support for the work of the Nydia Erika Bautista Foundation (FNEB[1]), which accompanies victims of forced disappearance to achieve truth and justice. Seventy relatives of victims of forced disappearance attended the event from the following organizations: Familiares Colombia (Family members Colombia), Madres del Meta y Guaviare (Mothers of Meta and Guaviare), Madres por la vida (Mothers for life), Mujer sigue mis pasos (Woman follows my steps) coming from Bolívar, Boyacá, Caldas, Casanare, Cauca, Cundinamarca, Meta, Putumayo and Valle del Cauca. Continue reading Remembering forced disappearence in Colombia

Defenders head home satisfied after a marathon of meetings about neo-paramilitarism

I feel hugely proud to be able to accompany two of the people who have inspired me most through their commitment and work throughout my nearly 3 years in PBI, Iván Madero and Andrés Ortiz from the Regional Human Rights Defense Corporation (Credhos), in a political advocacy tour in Bogotá. Continue reading Defenders head home satisfied after a marathon of meetings about neo-paramilitarism