PBI-Canada observes the International Transgender Day of Visibility and the accompaniment of trans rights defenders

Photo: Teen Vogue. Today, March 31, is the International Transgender Day of Visibility. Egale Canada has tweeted: “#TransDayOfVisibility2021 is about celebrating trans people & progresses made toward true equity for the trans community. Beyond that #TDOV is about renewing our commitment to educate ourselves on trans issues and to raise Read more…

Understanding the relationship between Canada’s sugar consumption and human rights in Guatemala

The Peace Brigades International-Guatemala Project has highlighted that the sugar business in Guatemala means “sweet profits for exporters, bitter impacts for communities.” Abelino Mejia Cancino is a member of the PBI-Guatemala accompanied Council of Communities of Retalhuleu (CCR). Abelino says: “We need people to realize that when they consume sugar, Read more…

Constitutional Court will study review filed by CCALCP on breaches of PNIS voluntary substitution program in Colombia

Photo: CCALCP director Julia Figueroa speaking in Ottawa during Peace Brigades International advocacy tour, November 5, 2019. When Julia Figueroa and Andrea Nocove from the Luis Carlos Perez Lawyers’ Collective (CCALCP) took part in a PBI advocacy tour in Canada in 2019 they highlighted concerns about the forced eradication of Read more…

PBI-Colombia accompanied organizations participating at the Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal, March 25-27

“The exercise of social leadership and the defense of human rights is, perhaps, the activity with the greatest risk to life, integrity and freedom of people, communities and organizations in Colombia.” – Feliciano Acero, CSPP Earlier this year, PBI-Colombia tweeted: “Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal-Colombia 2021 in the face of persistent impunity Read more…

PBI-Colombia accompanies CREDHOS at media conference on death threats received by organization

Video clip from news report. “Death threats against CREDHOS. Leader demand guarantees” On March 26, PBI-Colombia posted: “Today members of CREDHOS say they again have received grave threats for their work in defence of human rights. Security guarantees and protection for defenders of Magdalena Medio.” CREDHOS has also posted: “Media Read more…