When human rights defender Ivan Madero spent Christmas with Peace Brigades International

As the Christmas season approaches for many people, the risks faced by human rights defenders unfortunately continue. This past November, Peace Brigades International organized a cross-country speaking tour in Canada with human rights defender Ivan Madero of the Regional Corporation for the Defence of Human Rights (CREDHOS) based in Barrancabermeja, Read more…

Canadian police were prepared shoot Indigenous land defenders opposed to megaproject on their territory

In 2018, 164 land defenders were killed while protecting their land and ecosystems from destructive extractivist industries. Nearly one quarter of those killed were Indigenous. Many of those killed were in the Latin American countries where Peace Brigades International accompanies human rights defenders. 24 land defenders were killed in Colombia, Read more…

PBI-Guatemala accompanies Nuevo Dia to meeting on deforestation with state officials

On December 18, the Peace Brigades International-Guatemala Project posted on its Facebook page, “Yesterday we accompanied members of Nuevo Dia to the dialogue table with state institutions, including the Governor of Chiquimula, DIPRONA [the National Civil Police Division of Protection of Nature], INAB [the National Forestry Institute] and PDH [the Read more…