PBI Coffee break

“Building trust is fundamental”

Interview with Raul Rosende, Chief of Staff of the UN Mission

September 2017

“David Ravelo´s case will be taken to the JEP, to plead his innocence”

Interview with lawyer Reinaldo Villalba

June, 2017

“What the peace community lived through in those first months was terrible”

Interview with Father Javier Giraldo

May 2017


“Today, once again, our territory is invaded by paramilitaries”

Interview with Marco Fidel Velasquez and Ana Martinez Moreno, from the organisation CAVIDA of the Cacarica collective territory.

February 2017


“The land issue must be resolved”

Interview with Argemiro Lara, member of MOVICE, leader of a land restitution process in Sucre, human rights defender and president of the Association of Farmers of Finca La Europa.

November 2016

Ivan Madero, Credhos

“There is still fear amongst the social movement”

Interview with Ivan Madero, president of the Regional Corporation for the Defence of Human Rights.

September 2016

Diego Martinez

“A deep satisfaction is being able to avoid people continuing to kill each other”

Interview with Diego Martinez, member of the Permanent Committee for the Defence of Human Rights (CPDH), a lawyer and adviser to the Legal Commission of the Havana Negotiations Table.

August 2016

Claudia Julieta Duque

“Journalism in Colombia is becoming more complacent”

Interview with Claudia Julieta Duque, the journalist and human rights defender who has been investigating and reporting cases for twenty-seven years, covering subjects like forced disappearances, the recruitment of children by both legal and illegal armed actors, the impact of impunity or the infiltration of State institutions by paramilitary structures.

July 2016


How to Raise Awareness in North America about the Human Rights Situation in Colombia?

Interview with Moira Birss, PBI Colombia’s representative in the USA and Canada for the last five years, and the person responsible for carrying political advocacy in North America.

June 2016


“My path has been one of humility”

Interview with Irene Ramírez, president of the Peasant Farmer Association of the Cimitarra River Valley (ACVC), an organisation that has the objective of defending the human rights of the farmers of the Magdalena Medio region.

March 2016

Jorge Molano

“The worst thing that can happen is that serious violations of human rights”

Interview with the lawyer Jorge Molano, accompanied by PBI since 2009, a human rights defender who recently received an award from a Dutch organization, Lawyers for Lawyers, in appreciation of a lifetimes work in the defence of human rights in Colombia.

September 2015

Berenice Celeita y Bea

Living permanently at risk

Interview with Berenice Celeyta, social communicator and forensic anthropologist Berenice Celeita, who has been a human rights defender for 30 years.

March 2015

Olga Silva y Sergio

The human side of defending victims

Interview with Olga Silva, a dedicated social fighter, with a genuine conviction for defending human rights. She is a lawyer by profession, and the current director of the organisation Humanidad Vigente.

March 2015

Andrea Torres

“Twenty four years after Nydia Erika disappeared, disappearances continue to take place”

Interview with Andrea Torres Bautista, legal coordinator for Nydia Erika Bautista Foundation.

January 2015

making space for peace

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