Five reasons to donate to PBI-Canada
The work of Peace Brigades International-Canada is sustained by individual donors like yourself. When you donate to PBI-Canada you support:
1- The writing of daily updates on the human rights defenders that PBI accompanies. PBI works on the principle that the higher profile the human rights defender the less likely it is that their opponents can do harm to them.
2- The sharing of those stories with thousands of people via PBI-Canada’s social media channels. Visibility means protection for at-risk human rights defenders and the making of space for them to do their vital work in the public interest.
3- The recruiting of volunteers to accompany human rights defenders in Colombia, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico and Kenya. In 2018, 84 PBI volunteers accompanied 48 organizations and 35 individual human rights defenders.
4- The organizing of speaking tours featuring human rights defenders. This November, PBI-Canada will bring three human rights defenders from Colombia to this country to talk with government officials, allies and the broader public to build support for their work to stop fracking and global climate change.
5- The rapid circulation of emergency response network alerts. When Indigenous human rights defenders Obtilia Eugenio Manuel and Hilario Cornelio Castro were disappeared in Mexico this past February, we helped to get word out quickly. Thankfully, they were both freed after four days in captivity.
To make a one-time or monthly donation to PBI-Canada, please click here. A donation of just $5 a month helps protect front-line human rights defenders and their struggles in defence of land and water, Indigenous rights, migrant justice, LGBTQI+ rights, press freedom, and peace and social justice that we accompany.
Peace Brigades International is a leading global human rights organization that was founded just south of Ottawa in 1981. We are a registered charitable organization and can provide a tax receipt for your donation to our work.