I feel hugely proud to be able to accompany two of the people who have inspired me most through their commitment and work throughout my nearly 3 years in PBI, Iván Madero and Andrés Ortiz from the Regional Human Rights Defense Corporation (Credhos), in a political advocacy tour in Bogotá. Continue reading Defenders head home satisfied after a marathon of meetings about neo-paramilitarism
PBI has a long history of advocacy work in Washington DC in support of the fundamental work Colombian human rights defenders carry out in their country. Continue reading Supporting Colombian human rights defenders from Washington DC
Peace agreement between the Colombian Government and the FARC
Causes for concern are the wave of assassinations and the serious situation of risk that human rights defenders, social and political leaders are facing in Colombia and the rise of the neo-paramilitary phenomenon in Colombia during the beginning of the post-agreement phase of the peace process.
During 2016, there were three waves of assassinations and attacks against human rights defenders, opposition leaders and social leaders. Continue reading The situation for human rights defenders turned critical in 2016