Canada closes its border to asylum seekers during coronavirus pandemic

On March 20, CBC reported, “Canada will now turn back asylum-seekers attempting to enter the country outside of official border points.” “The reciprocal agreement [with the United States] on irregular migrants, which [Prime Minister Justin] Trudeau called an ‘exceptional’ and temporary measure, was signed earlier today [Friday March 20].” “The Read more…

PBI-Kenya highlights virtual campaign that commemorates the International Day for the Right to Truth

On March 24, the Peace Brigades International-Kenya Project posted, “Missing Voices, the Mothers of Victims and Survivors Network, National Victims and Survivors Network and the Kenya Transitional Justice network, today carry out a virtual campaign to commemorate the International Day for the Right to the truth regarding gross human rights Read more…

Peace Brigades International and psycho-social support for human rights defenders

What does Peace Brigades International mean when we talk about psycho-social support, self-care, and mutual care for human rights defenders and communities impacted by violence? How can self-care be understood as a political project? Tanja Vultier of Peace Brigades International has written, “The individual effects of constant threats and attacks Read more…