PBI-Colombia, PBI-Guatemala, PBI-Mexico and PBI-Honduras attend Gathering of Women Human Rights Defenders

Published by Brent Patterson on

Photo: PBI-Mexico, PBI-Guatemala, PBI-Colombia and PBI-Honduras at the Gathering of Women Human Rights Defenders in Guatemala City.

On August 8, PBI-Colombia posted their article: What is healing?

That article highlights: “For some time now, Peace Brigades International has been reflecting on the concept of holistic protection. Contributions from women defenders and feminist organizations have brought to light the need to question militaristic protection models but also to understand protection in all its dimensions.”

It further notes: “On 10, 11 and 12 of July we gathered with approximately 40 women in Guatemala City. Some of us come from Colombia, others from Honduras, Mexico, and others from places far from Guatemala.”

The full article can be read here.

Throughout 2021 Peace Brigades International accompanied 58 organizations, comprising 1,784 individuals – 883 of whom are women. In 2020, 173 volunteers from 18 countries contributed to PBI’s work across the world, 77% of whom were women.

The Peace Brigades International-Guatemala Project is currently seeking field volunteers to accompany human rights defenders. The deadline to apply is September 4. More information on the application process can be found here.

Photo: Women human rights defenders Jani Silva, Ana del Carmen Martínez, Alejandra Garzón and Morelis Arteaga with PBI-Colombia.


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