PBI-Colombia raises alarm about threats and the killing of human rights defenders during the coronavirus pandemic

The Peace Brigades International-Colombia Project is drawing attention to the situation of continued violence and threats against human rights defenders during the coronavirus pandemic and the resulting quarantine measures. Marco Rivadeneira, Ángel Ovidio Quintero and Ivo Humberto Bracamonte killed On March 24, PBI-Colombia shared an article from The Guardian titled Read more…

United Nations calls for peace during the coronavirus pandemic, but war production continues

On March 23, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres called for “an immediate global ceasefire in all corners of the world.” Guterres highlighted, “Let’s not forget that in war-ravaged countries, health systems have collapsed. Health professionals, already few in number, have often been targeted. Refugees and others displaced by violent conflict Read more…

Canadian companies that impact human rights defenders accompanied by Peace Brigades International

There are numerous Canadian companies operating in Latin America whose operations have impacted human rights defenders accompanied or associated with Peace Brigades International field projects. An initial overview is as follows: COLOMBIA 1- Colombian social leader concerned about Canadian company fracking near Puerto Patiño, Cesar (March 19, 2020) Concerns have Read more…

PBI-UK highlights the SJCWG’s concerns about the needs of Nairobi’s informal settlements during the coronavirus pandemic

Peace Brigades International-United Kingdom has posted on social media, “Our friends at the Social Justice Centre Working Group [SJCWG] point out ‘that the government’s measures to tackle the Coronavirus do not take into consideration the varying levels of need, especially those of vulnerable populations in’ Kenya.” The Nairobi-based Daily Nation Read more…