PBI and Mundubat present ‘Living defending rights’ exhibition in Burlada, Spain

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On February 26, Pamplona Actual reported on the ‘Living defending rights’ exhibition at the Burlada House of Culture

It notes, “The exhibition aims to give a well-deserved recognition to all those people, organizations and communities that, facing violence and risk situations, work every day for the promotion of civil, political, economic, social, cultural and environmental rights.”

That article also highlights, “The exhibition includes 20 experiences of human rights defenders located in 5 countries: Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala, Colombia and Palestine and can be visited until March 6.”

The Burlada Town Hall webpage notes that ‘Living defending rights’ is an exhibition of Peace Brigades International and Mundubat, a foundation/non-governmental organization that “has worked for more than 30 years to change a world that perpetuates a system that generates inequalities and benefits the few at the expense of the many.”

Burlada is a municipality on the outskirts of the city of Pamplona in the autonomous community/province of Navarre. Burlada, which has a population of about 19,000 people, is located about 400 kilometres north-east of Madrid.

El Diairio has previously reported, “Through photographs accompanied by texts, the struggle of organizations such as the Peasant Unity Committee of Guatemala or the Chocó Solidarity Inter-Ethnic Forum in Colombia is made visible…”

“The struggle of the LGTBI Rainbow Association in Honduras – where six of its members were killed between June 2015 and March 2016 – or the example of the Hermanos hostel on the Camino de México, which offers food, rest and psychological support for those people in motion trying to cross Mexico [is also made visible].”

The article continues, “There are also other stories focused on women’s rights, freedom of expression or community peace initiatives, all of them always with the common denominator of living defending human rights.”

PBI-Estado Español (Spanish State) has noted, “The stories that appear here are just a small sample of the multitude of struggles spread throughout the world. Through a graphic story, this exhibition aims to make visible their struggles, their demands, the risks they face and the collective initiatives they have configured to face them.”

A 51-page online booklet with the photos and text from the exhibition can be seen on the PBI-Honduras website by clicking here.

To see a 30-second video of Fernando Vaquerizo from the Mundubat Foundation inviting people to see the exhibition in Burlada, please click here.

PBI-EE has also organized the ‘Impregnated Presence. Vital footprint of three international companions in Colombia’ photographic exhibition that can be seen in Zafra, Spain until March 13. For more on that, please click here.

PBI-Estado Español has an office in Madrid, while PBI-Catalunya is located in Barcelona.

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