PBI-Mexico accompanies ProDESC at consultation of Indigenous peoples on the Gunaa Sicarú wind power mega-project

On February 18, the Peace Brigades International-Mexico Project posted, “PBI accompanies ProDESC AC and observes the second session of the informative stage of the indigenous consultation process in Unión Hidalgo.” “This session aims to provide information on the environmental and social impact of the Gunaa Sicarú wind project for local Read more…

PBI-Spanish State co-organizes workshop on digital security for activists, Feb. 22

On February 22, Peace Brigades International-Spanish State is co-organizing a “theoretical and practical workshop on digital privacy and security for activists” in Valencia with the solidarity non-governmental organization Perifèries (Peripherals) and Komun, an autonomous cooperative of experts in different technical fields. The Toronto-based Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE) has Read more…

PBI-Guatemala observes demonstration by organizations rejecting the approval of Law 5257

On February 18, the Peace Brigades International-Guatemala Project posted, “In the morning we observed the demonstration in front of the Congress of several organizations rejecting the approval of Law 5257, a law that regulates non-governmental organizations.” Publinews Guatemala reports that on Tuesday February 11, 81 deputies voted in favour of Read more…

PBI-Canada to host visit of Saltillo Migrant Shelter legal coordinator Javier Martínez, March 14-19

Peace Brigades International-Canada, in collaboration with PBI-Mexico and PBI-International Secretariat (ISEC), is in the process of organizing meetings for Javier Martínez Hernández, the legal coordinator of the Saltillo Migrant Shelter, with civil society allies, academics, government officials, and Member of Parliament in Canada. Javier will visit Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal Read more…

PBI-Switzerland raises concerns about palm oil production and the European Free Trade Association CEPA with Indonesia

On February 17, Peace Brigades International-Switzerland posted on its Facebook page about the Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) between the European Free Trade Association and Indonesia.  PBI-Switzerland notes, “In December 2019, Switzerland approved the free trade agreement between the European Free Trade Association EFTA (Switzerland, Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein) and Indonesia.” Read more…

PBI-Spanish State hosts ‘Impregnated Presence’ photographic exhibition by three brigadistas on their time in Colombia

Peace Brigades International-Spanish State has organized the ‘Impregnated Presence. Vital footprint of three international companions in Colombia’ photographic exhibition to be seen between February 20 and March 13 in Zafra, Spain. PBI-Spanish States notes, “Miguelo, Dorrit and Jorge are three of the more than 680 people who have been part Read more…