Defenders in the Field

Eighty-four Peace Brigades International volunteers provided protection to human rights defenders in the field in 2018. To read more https://www.peacebrigades.org/en/publications/annual-reviews To donate to PBI-Canada to help us find volunteers for our field projects https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/id/45114/ Source: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=878081665874599 <https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=878081665874599&set=a.5369033633257 66&type=3&theater> &set=a.536903363325766&type=3&theater

CREDHOS opposes fracking, seeks to protect freshwater

The community-based Corporación Regional de Derechos Humanos (the Regional Corporation for the Defence of Human Rights or CREDHOS) works on a variety of public interest concerns in Colombia, including environmental issues such as opposition to fracking and stopping the pollution of freshwater. The organization is based in Barrancabermeja, which is known as Read more…

CCALCP helped stop Toronto-based Brookfield Asset hydroelectric project in Colombia

The Luis Carlos Perez Lawyers’ Collective (CCALCP), an organization of eight women lawyers based in Bucaramanga and Cúcuta in northern Colombia, works on crucial public interest issues, notably the defence of territory. In 2016, CCALCP filed a challenge against Isagen’s Piedra del Sol hydroelectric project. The October 2017 report Defending Read more…

Fortuna Silver mine opposed by community of Santa Carina Minas in Oaxaca, Mexico

In November 2018, Peace Brigades International-Canada brought two human rights defenders from Mexico to share their concerns about the intentions and impacts of Vancouver-based Fortuna Silver Mines in the south-eastern state of Oaxaca. Salvador Martínez Arellanes and Neftalí Reyes Méndez visited Toronto and Ottawa with firsthand information and updates about the concerns Read more…