Olga Araújo is a leader and human rights defender, and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Association for Social Research and Action (Asociación para la Investigación y Acción Social – NOMADESC), a human rights organisation dedicated to providing advice and support to social, trade union, civic, women’s, indigenous, afro-Colombian and small-scale farming organisations. Continue reading “Human rights will always be disputed”: Olga Araújo
I hear Miyela’s voice, broken, desperate, barely able to speak the words she recorded at 3:47 in the morning at her house: “What is happening to my people in Buenaventura?”, asks the voice that breaks down into tears that shatter my heart, “what is happening to us?”. Continue reading Eighteen days of public protests show another side to Buenaventura
The Association for Social Research and Action (Nomadesc) also accompanies urban communities who have been persecuted and been the victims of displacement by large-scale projects. Continue reading Jarillon Plan: Dignified resettlement for the inhabitants of the River Cauca?
The Association for Social Research and Action (NOMADESC) is researching the hydro-electric dam of La Salvajina and its social, economical and environmental impact. Continue reading La Salvajina: The social and ecological impact of a dam
The Association for Social Research and Action (Nomadesc) has defended human rights in the port city of Buenaventura since 1999, when the Pacific and Farallones fronts of the Calima Block of the Autodefensas Unidas de Colombia (AUC) paramilitary group began staging incursions in the area, leaving a trail of crime, theft, displacement and forced disappearance in their wake, all the way from Cali to Buenaventura. Continue reading Buenaventura: Displacement for a Competitive Economy