PBI-Colombia welcomes new volunteers; next deadline for applications is Oct. 11!

Published by Brent Patterson on

The Peace Brigades International-Colombia Project has welcomed nine new volunteers. They have travelled from the United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Germany, Switzerland and France to accompany at-risk human rights defenders.

New volunteers are currently being sought whose placement would begin in July/August 2020.

The deadline to apply is October 11.

Last year, twenty-seven PBI-Colombia volunteers accompanied members of thirteen organizations and two individual human rights defenders working on business and human rights and forced disappearances.

Earlier this year, Javier Ignacio Hoyos from Canada joined the PBI-Colombia team.

Javier says, “I applied to PBI Colombia because I value its principles, I believe in its mission and I admire its work over the last decades.”

He adds, “I sincerely believe that by accompanying these people and communities in their day to day work and protecting their spaces for action, I will in a small way be part of the collective construction of a more peaceful, fair and inclusive society.”

All of the information on how to apply can be found here.

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