Tag Archives: Inter-Church Justice and Peace Commission

PBI expresses its concern regarding the increase of risks for human rights defenders

Within this framework of activities and as an exception, we are publishing this announcement, due to the serious humanitarian crisis and lack of protection within which communities in the Colombian territories are currently living, which include combat situations between illegal armed groups,1 wide-spread death threats2 and generalised forced displacements3 within the recent weeks in different areas of the country. Continue reading PBI expresses its concern regarding the increase of risks for human rights defenders

Enrique Chimonja, human rights defender who loves his land

Enrique Chimonja Coy (Kike) is a finalist for the National Human Rights Prize, Diakonia 2017 for his valuable work in peacebuilding and supporting grass-roots organisations, particularly during the year 2016. His work is concentrated in restorative and reparative memory exercises which hope to support reconciliation processes in the territories where he works. Continue reading Enrique Chimonja, human rights defender who loves his land

Eight nominees for the National Human Rights Award are accompanied by PBI

Each year there is a ceremony for the National Human Rights Defense Award in Colombia. The award, organised by Diakonia Suecia seeks to recognise, highlight and applaud the work of individual defenders, processes, organisations and human rights NGOs that carry out their work in vulnerable and risky conditions. Continue reading Eight nominees for the National Human Rights Award are accompanied by PBI