PBI-Guatemala accompanies the Peaceful Resistance of Cahabón in its struggle against dams

On August 13, the Peace Brigades International-Guatemala Project posted on its Facebook page, “This weekend we accompanied the Peaceful Resistance of Cahabón, visiting new communities that joined the resistance.” That post adds, “With them they strengthen their fight for the defense of the territory.” PBI-Guatemala has previously noted, “Many of Read more…

PBI-Kenya accompanies human rights defenders in Nairobi’s informal settlements

The Peace Brigades International-Kenya Project accompanies human rights defenders in Nairobi’s informal urban settlements. The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights has highlighted, “Living conditions are shocking and intolerable [in these settlements]. Residents often live without water and sanitation and are in constant fear of eviction.” Our Annual Read more…

PBI-Colombia accompanies Cahucopana in area with Canadian gold mines

On August 4, the Peace Brigades International-Colombia Project posted, “This Sunday we accompanied the Cahucopana organization in Puerto López (Bajo Cauca, Antioquia) who conducted a workshop with social leaders in the area in order to determine protection and self-protection measures.” PBI-Colombia has previously explained, “More than three hundred family farmers Read more…

PBI-Guatemala accompanies Nuevo Dia in its opposition to an antimony mine that lacks free, prior and informed consent

On August 7, the Peace Brigades International-Guatemala Project posted on its Facebook page (in Spanish), “Today we accompany Nuevo Dia at the press conference and the delivery of the amparo in the CSJ.” Nuevo Dia is an Indigenous Maya Ch’orti’ campesino/peasant farmer organization. The CSJ refers to the Supreme Court Read more…

PBI-Mexico and the Civil Observation Mission on the right to water for the Indigenous community of Ayutla

A highway blockade by Ayutla residents protests the water situation. The banner reads: “That the state government punishes the people of Tamazulápam for the damage caused to the detriment of the people of Ayutla.” Photo by Mexico News Daily. On August 5, civil society organizations announced a ‘Civil Observation Mission’ Read more…