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“If I was prepared to die I wouldn’t be working as a human rights defender”: Fabián Laverde

Fabián Laverde is a human rights defender working at the Social Corporation for Community Advice and Training (Corporación Social para la Asesoría y Capacitación Comunitaria – COS-PACC), Continue reading “If I was prepared to die I wouldn’t be working as a human rights defender”: Fabián Laverde

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

Civil society open letter to support Human Rights Defenders for the Nobel Peace Prize gains cross-sectoral support

This week, human rights NGO Peace Brigades International (PBI) is publishing an open letter in support of the ground-breaking nomination of the global community of Human Rights Defenders for the Nobel Peace Prize. The letter has gathered over 200 signatures from civil society and human rights organisations across the world. Continue reading Civil society open letter to support Human Rights Defenders for the Nobel Peace Prize gains cross-sectoral support