The Inter-Church Justice and Peace Commission is an NGO that defends human rights. Its members have been the targets of many security breaches since 1996, including serious threats to personal integrity, illegal surveillance operations, assassination plots, kidnapping and several defamation campaigns.
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One of the PBI members accompanying the Commission for Justice and Peace entertains the children while the event unfolds.
In February 2013, the Afro-Colombian community from the hamlet El Crucero decided to create its own Community Council, “The Future” (El Porvenir), a requirement in order for the community to be able to request ownership titles for the land on which they have been living on for generations. Read our photo story.
In February 2013 the Inter-Church Justice and Peace Commission visited the Nonam indigenous community in the Santa Rosa de Guayacán Humanitarian Reserve (Valle del Cauca), in order to talk about their precarious situation and the escalation of the armed conflict in the region. PBI accompanied Maria Eugenia Mosquera and Laura Chaparro on this journey.