PBI accompanies International Women’s Day in Colombia, Honduras, Guatemala, Kenya, Costa Rica, the UK and Canada

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Photo: PBI-Colombia on IWD.

Peace Brigades International entities around the world marked International Women’s Day on Friday March 8.

PBI-Honduras posted on Instagram:

“We accompany @redefensorashn [Women Defenders Network-Honduras] and all the #women who mobilized today #8M at the Palace of Justice in the Honduran capital, where they expressed their demands about the hundreds of unresolved cases of #femicide, among other problems faced every day by the female population of the country and the world. At PBI, we are concerned about the increase in #genderviolence and we follow up on cases such as that of Berta Cáceres and Keyla Martínez.”

PBI-Colombia tweeted:

“We accompany @AscamcatOficia [Catatumbo Campesino Association] in El Tarra for the celebration of the International Women’s Forum in which the Women’s Coordinating Committee of the Catatumbo Campesino Reserve Zone has been established. #March82024 #humanrights.”

PBI-Colombia also retweeted this post:

“PUBLIC STATEMENT on the situations of violence and stigmatization against women’s social protests #8M. In Bogota, disproportionate and irrational use of force by UNDMO was evidenced.”

The PBI-Colombia accompanied the José Alvear Restrepo Lawyers’ Collective (CCAJAR) explains:

“#Attention We reject the disproportionate use of force by UNDMO (ESMAD) against the women who exercised their right to peaceful protest on #InternationalWOmensDay #8M2024 We share a video in which one of the human rights defenders from @Ccajar who accompanied the march is intimidated with a taser by one of the agents.”

Video still.

PBI-Guatemala posted on Facebook: “TZK’AT the Network of Ancestral Healers of Territorial Community Feminism from Iximulew shares its message on the #InternationalWomensDay.”


PBI-Kenya tweeted:

PBI-Nicaragua posted on Facebook:

“Today we were accompanying the Nicaraguan defenders who on March 8 again marched in Costa Rica, reminding in their slogans that “We march here, I can’t in my country”.

Feminist defender Cris, of the organization Las Malcriadas told us what it means for political refugees, that organizers have decided that they will lead the march: “It means that the struggle of all of us in exile, and those in Nicaragua is bearing fruit, it means resilience and hope and it means we’re going to be able to come back”

From PBI, we congratulate the Nicaraguan female defenders for this recognition earned with their hard work, for being an example of resistance and bravery in a very hostile context for the Defense of Human Rights.”

PBI-UK marked International Women’s Day with this tweet and this article by PBI-UK volunteer Teringa Lodge.

The PBI International Office also tweeted:

And PBI-Canada connected the Canadian state (and despite its promises the provincial government of Manitoba) failing to search for missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls (MMIWG) in landfills/garbage dumps in the city of Winnipeg, the struggle to end gender-based violence (GBV) in Kenya, the ongoing struggle for justice in the killing of Indigenous Lenca leader Berta Caceres (who co-founded the PBI-Honduras accompanied COPINH), and the 8,900 Palestinian women who have been killed and the 23,000 Palestinian women injured by the Israeli military in Gaza over the past five months.

Peace Brigades International continues to accompany the ongoing struggle for the liberation and freedom of all women.

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