In mid-October PBI organised an advocacy tour in the United States with a clear message that peacebuilding and the protection of human rights in Colombia must be grounded in local territories. The tour was organised alongside human rights defender Astrid Torres, member of the Corporation for Judicial Freedom (CJL), an organisation accompanied by PBI and dedicated to the defence and promotion of human rights in the departments of Antioquia and Chocó.
As part of PBI’s accompaniment and support, one of the strategies we employ is the organisation of international tours aimed at mobilising the international community, particularly in the global north, to promote initiatives for the protection of human rights defenders and support the work they carry out in their territories.
Continue reading International Advocacy Tour for Territorial Peace
At the beginning of this New Year we are taking a look at the work of the organisations that PBI Colombia accompanies, to highlight the importance of their work defending human rights. Continue reading Peace is built within the regions
PBI is proud to announce that four of the organisations we accompany have been selected as finalists for the National Human Rights Prize, Diakonia 2017. Continue reading Finalists for the Diakonia Human Rights Prize 2017
The Corporation for Judicial Freedom (CJL) represents relatives of the victims of Operation Orion which, according to the National Centre for Reparation and Reconciliation, was “the largest urban military operation ever to take place in Colombia”, which left one person dead, 28 injured and 355 arrested. Continue reading Operation Orion
Between 21st June and 27th December 1996, the paramilitary group Autodefensas Campesinas del Magdalena Medio (ACMM) disappeared 16 people, including three children, in the hamlet of La Esperanza in the municipality of El Carmen de Viboral (Eastern Antioquia), having labelled them as collaborators of the illegal armed groups that operated in the area. Continue reading Enforced disappearances in La Esperanza