Help us continue our work in 2024!
Photo: During a PBI-Canada visit to Guatemala in May 2023, we talked with a community member who explains how their river has been impacted by the nearby sugar mill. Canada is one of the largest importers of sugar produced in Guatemala.
As 2023 draws to a close, we hope you can support our work moving into 2024.
You can do so here.
In 2023, we highlighted, contextualized and visibilized the PBI accompaniment of frontline defenders via this e-newsletter and on social media, supported the visits of defenders from Colombia, Mexico and Wet’suwet’en territory to Ottawa, met with communities in Guatemala impacted by sugar exports to Canada, and most recently organized a webinar on the United Nations COP28 climate summit and environmental defenders.
In 2024, we plan to bring to Toronto Colombian social leaders who have been criminalized for protecting their community from a Canadian oil company, launch a campus-based strategy to find volunteers to accompany defenders in Latin America, continue our work calling for the disbanding of the RCMP C-IRG unit deployed against land defenders, oppose Canadian weapons exports, and much more.
You support can help make this happen.
We have one-staff person, a volunteer Board of eleven people and an annual budget of less than $90,000. Your donation this month will go a long way to keeping our work going strong into 2024. If you can donate, please click here now.
We also welcome cheques mailed to: Peace Brigades International-Canada, 211 Bronson Avenue, Mailbox #220, Ottawa, Ontario, K1R 6H5.