Tag Archives: Curbaradó

Leaders from the Bajo Atrato express their concerns to the international community

“Our lives are confined, we cannot leave, the illegal armed actors are disputing our lands, and those who speak out or try to speak out become military objectives.” These are the words of a leader from the Curbaradó river basin during a meeting held on Friday 29 March Continue reading Leaders from the Bajo Atrato express their concerns to the international community

“I have been fighting for human rights for 20 years and I don’t feel tired yet”: María Ligia Chaverra

Maria Ligia Chaverra reminds me of a famous French saying from when I was young: petit mais costaud, meaning great things come in small packages. She is a small woman with great strength Continue reading “I have been fighting for human rights for 20 years and I don’t feel tired yet”: María Ligia Chaverra

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

Urabá, a contemporary history of violence and territory

Urabá is always thought of as something of a lawless region, marked by endemic violence and fought over by the armed groups in the conflict.[1] Continue reading Urabá, a contemporary history of violence and territory