On 8 October, ex-president and current senator for the Centro Democrático party, Álvaro Uribe Vélez was questioned by the Supreme Court of Justice about alleged witness manipulation and bribery in relation to declarations against him for possible ties to paramilitary groups. Continue reading “We need guarantees for our lives and to carry out our work”: Franklin Castañeda
Claudia Julieta Duque is a journalist and human rights defender who PBI has been accompanying since 2010. In her 26 years as a journalist she has published high-impact reports on human rights violations in different national and international media. Because of her publications and reports, Claudia Julieta Duque has been the victim of numerous attacks aimed at silencing her, including kidnap, espionage, aggravated psychological torture and death threats against her and her daughter, in particular for her investigation into the killings of journalist and comedian Jaime Garzón. Continue reading “Freedom of expression is a utopia to which I aspire”: Claudia Julieta Duque
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.
Carolina Torres is the director of Colectivo Psicosocial Colombiano, Copsico. For the last fourteen years she has worked alongside social organisations in Colombia. Continue reading Political discourse helps psychosocial work
Liz Arevalo Naranjo, director of Corporación Vínculos, talks to PBI about the psychosocial impact of the armed conflict and how she accompanies victims to help rebuild the fabric of society. Continue reading We need to transform ourselves together