Category Archives: To be a Human Rights Defender

“In a defender’s life there is a reason for carrying on, a reason for fighting and a reason for living”: Irene Ramirez

“Being a human rights defender for me is made up of two important parts: supporting small-scale farming communities from my own experience as a farmer and being available to report what is happening in the communities. Continue reading “In a defender’s life there is a reason for carrying on, a reason for fighting and a reason for living”: Irene Ramirez

Defending the rights of communities to recover the land that belongs to them

“I grew up in the middle of violence and forced displacement in the Curbaradó river basin. The memories of violence that I carry with me, have led me to stand up and become a human rights defender, Continue reading Defending the rights of communities to recover the land that belongs to them