Tag Archives: environmental defenders

Gathering knowledge, protecting life: the Peoples’ Intercultural University

The situation in Colombia is cause for real concern. During the first half of 2019 Colombian civil society and the international community have once again witnessed the persistence of armed conflict Continue reading Gathering knowledge, protecting life: the Peoples’ Intercultural University

The importance to protect the Magdalena River and the wetlands of Barrancabermeja

I have lived in Barrancabermeja for the last 18 months, this city in Santander that grew around the oil industry. In all this time, with alarming frequency, I have heard and read about water pollution in the beautiful Magdalena River Continue reading The importance to protect the Magdalena River and the wetlands of Barrancabermeja

Solidarity with community struggles to defend the environment in Putumayo

With the dawn comes rain, which is normal in Putumayo, or at least that is what they tell us about the rainy season in this beautiful department at the edges of the Amazon region. We thought the flight would be delayed, but it arrives early, Continue reading Solidarity with community struggles to defend the environment in Putumayo

“I am also called Magdalena”

An account of the first meeting of women from the Campesino Reserve Zone (ZRC) in the Cimitarra River Valley

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In Colombia, killings of land defenders reached a historic high in 2016, according to Global Witness

The report Defenders of the Earth, published today, 13th July 2017, by Global Witness, reports that Colombia is one of the countries where the situation for people defending their land is getting worse.  Continue reading In Colombia, killings of land defenders reached a historic high in 2016, according to Global Witness