Each year there is a ceremony for the National Human Rights Defense Award in Colombia. The award, organised by Diakonia Suecia seeks to recognise, highlight and applaud the work of individual defenders, processes, organisations and human rights NGOs that carry out their work in vulnerable and risky conditions. Continue reading Eight nominees for the National Human Rights Award are accompanied by PBI
Causes for concern are the wave of assassinations and the serious situation of risk that human rights defenders, social and political leaders are facing in Colombia and the rise of the neo-paramilitary phenomenon in Colombia during the beginning of the post-agreement phase of the peace process.
Before nightfall, a small group of men and women gathered in the waffe (port) of Turbo, to put candles in plastic cups and create improvised lanterns. Continue reading Return to freedom
They are beautiful women with strong character. They have big smiles that are constantly portrayed across their faces. Continue reading The Women of Cacarica