PBI-Mexico accompanies CodigoDH on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

On November 26, the Peace Brigades International-Mexico Project posted, “PBI accompanies the members of the office of @CodigoDH in San Pedro Amuzgos during the day against violence against women.” CodigoDH tweeted the photo above noting, “After having suffered two negligent doctors, Amelia Hernández raises her voice to prevent other women Read more…

PBI-Guatemala visits communities opposed to hydroelectric projects on Maya Q’eqchi’ territory

On November 26, the Peace Brigades International-Guatemala Project posted, “The Peaceful Resistance of Cahabón continues its fight for the defence of the territory and in rejection of the hydroelectric projects in Maya Q’eqchi ’territory. We visited during this week the communities of Champerico, Tres Cruces, Sacta, Martín Chichaj and Sesaltúl.” Read more…

Protests continue in Colombia, curfew imposed on Bogota as human rights concerns mount

Twitter photo of protest in Barrancabermeja on November 22 via Twitter. On November 23, The Guardian reported, “After more than 250,000 people marched on Thursday to express growing discontent with president Iván Duque’s government, another large crowd gathered on Friday afternoon in Bogotá’s Bolívar Plaza.” “The crowd, which included the Read more…

PBI-Colombia accompanies human rights defenders participating in the National Strike

The Peace Brigades International-Colombia Project accompanied three human rights organizations participating in the November 21st national strike. PBI-Colombia tweeted that it accompanied David Ravelo (a founding member of CREDHOS) in Barrancabermeja, the Committee in Solidarity with the Political Prisoners (CSPP) and the José Alvear Restrepo Lawyers’ Collective Corporation (CCAJAR). Ivan Read more…