PBI is present on-the-ground now

Published by Brent Patterson on

Photo of the week by PBI-Guatemala.

At any given time, Peace Brigades International has 55+ volunteers in the field accompanying at-risk human rights defenders in Colombia, Guatemala, Honduras and Mexico.

Last year, they carried out 984 physical accompaniments of defenders at protests and marches, media conferences, court hearings, observation missions, meetings and ceremonies.

Our volunteers commit to at least one year in the field, speak fluent Spanish, live in communal houses, and experience intense situations.

Right now, PBI is seeking additional volunteers in Mexico (deadline November 11) and Colombia (deadline November 27).

Please help us spread the word about the need for volunteers by retweeting our tweet about Colombia and our tweet about Mexico.

Last weekend we had a webinar (that 50+ people registered for) about being a PBI field volunteer and we plan to do 3-4 more next year. We are also developing plans to have a more visible presence on university campuses across the country.

If you can help this work with a donation, please click here.

Upcoming

Meet the environmental defenders who will speak on PBI’s webinar about COP27 on November 15

Recent activities

PBI-Canada co-hosts field volunteer/brigadista outreach webinar

PBI-Canada observes Decolonial Solidarity painting salmon at RBC in support of Wet’suwet’en water protectors

Accompaniments

PBI-Guatemala accompanies UVOC at acquittal hearing for criminalized Poqomchi’ community leader David Maxena Caal

PBI-Honduras accompanies ARCAH and Campesina Association of Jutiapa at gathering on the protection of water in La Tigra National Park

PBI-Colombia accompanies Nydia Erika Bautista Foundation at meeting on Bill of Rights for Women Seekers of the Disappeared

PBI-Mexico accompanies International Day of Indigenous Resistance march in Mexico City

For daily updates on accompaniments, visit our website and follow us on Twitter.

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