PBI-Mexico accompanied ASMAC and CONTEC sign letter on socio-environmental conflict that notes Canadian mining company

On June 24 PBI-Mexico tweeted: “PBI observes. The @cedehm [the Center for Human Rights of Women] and CSOs [civil society organizations] of the state of #Chihuahua urgently urge the authorities to deal comprehensively and definitively with the socio-environmental conflicts in the municipality of Buenaventura, Chihuahua. Read the statement.” The statement Read more…

PBI presents to Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial executions on the situation in Kenya and Colombia

On June 22, Kim-Mai Vu of Peace Brigades International presented to the Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland during the Interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions. She stated: “PBI welcomes the report of the Special Rapporteur. Kenya In Kenya, the Missing Voices Coalition documented Read more…

PBI-Kenya accompanies Mothers of Victims and Survivors Network march for peaceful elections and against police violence

On June 23, PBI-Kenya tweeted: In the lead-up to the march, the Mothers Network also tweeted: The general election is scheduled for August 9, 2022. Following the 2017 election, Human Rights Watch stated: “The elections were marred by serious human rights violations by Kenyan security forces, who used excessive force to Read more…

PBI-Colombia accompanied Peace Community co-founder José Roviro Lopez to speak at #NoWar2022 conference

World Beyond War will be holding their #NoWar2022: Resistance & Regeneration virtual global conference this coming July 8-10. World Beyond War notes: “Hosted virtually through the Zoom Events platform, #NoWar2022 will facilitate international solidarity by bringing together speakers and attendees from around the world. #NoWar2022 will highlight unique stories of Read more…

PBI-Mexico meets with the State Human Rights Commission in Michoacán to promote the protection of human rights defenders

On June 22, Quadritin reported: “The State Human Rights Commission (CEDH) in Michoacán and Peace Brigades International (PBI), held a meeting to strengthen ties of institutional support in actions of promotion and diffusion, that allow to contribute to generate a culture of peace in Michoacán. Through a statement it was Read more…

PBI-Mexico amplifies No to Mining Front statement in opposition to the actions of Canadian mining company Fortuna Silver in Oaxaca

On June 23, PBI-Mexico tweeted this excerpt of a statement from the No to Mining Front for a Future of All in opposition to the action of Vancouver-based Fortuna Silver Mines and its subsidiary Cuzcatlán in Oaxaca, Mexico: “These actions of the company constitute a serious crime against the communities, Read more…

PBI-Mexico accompanies meeting of Indigenous Communities of the Sierra Tarahumara in Coloradas de la Virgen

On June 22, PBI-Mexico tweeted: “PBI-Mexico was present at the meeting of Indigenous Communities of the #SierraTarahumara in Coloradas de la Virgen, where community representatives of @DefensaTarahum [the Network in Defense of Indigenous Territories of the #SierraTarahumara] exchanged experiences on the defense of the territory and submitted petitions to the Read more…