The bright sunshine and the unusually clear blue sky above Bogotá contrasted sharply with the greyness and gloom of La Picota prison located in the far south of the city. Continue reading A voice that won’t be silenced
In February 2013, the Afro-Colombian community from the hamlet El Crucero decided to create its own Community Council, “The Future” (El Porvenir), a requirement in order for the community to be able to request ownership titles for the land on which they have been living on for generations. Read our photo story.
In February 2013 the Inter-Church Justice and Peace Commission visited the Nonam indigenous community in the Santa Rosa de Guayacán Humanitarian Reserve (Valle del Cauca), in order to talk about their precarious situation and the escalation of the armed conflict in the region. PBI accompanied Maria Eugenia Mosquera and Laura Chaparro on this journey.
As the most visible member of Nomadesc, Berenice Celeyta has reported and denounced various death threats against her, the theft of sensitive information related to her work, and illegal surveillance of her communications through the executive branch’s Department of Administrative Security (DAS). Continue reading NOMADESC: 2004 – 2012