Tag Archives: Father Javier Giraldo

Raising awareness and reporting human rights violations: Padre Javier Giraldo

For Father Javier Giraldo “being a human rights defender means pushing society towards greater justice and less social inequality. Colombia is such a violent, terrifying country that being a defender means defending life. It is this essential right to survive that we defend”. Continue reading Raising awareness and reporting human rights violations: Padre Javier Giraldo

Neo-paramilitaries attempt to kill Peace Community legal representative

Yesterday morning, armed men attempted to kill Germán Graciano, the legal representative of the Peace Community of San José de Apartadó, according to reports from the Peace Community and from Father Javier Giraldo who is currently visiting the community. Continue reading Neo-paramilitaries attempt to kill Peace Community legal representative

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

During the 20th anniversary of the Peace Community of San José de Apartadó, PBI spoke with Father Javier Giraldo, a Jesuit priest with a conviction to support the rural communities that have been forgotten in the midst of the violence of the internal armed conflict. Father Giraldo has walked side by side with the Peace Community since its creation on Palm Sunday in 1997.

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