PBI-Colombia accompanies CREDHOS on Humanitarian Mission to hear from people in La Esperanza, Cantagallo

CREDHOS has posted on Facebook: “From the territories, listening to the human rights situation of the civilian population, we build peace. To the district/administrative subdivision of La Esperanza, in the municipality of Cantagallo, Bolivar, the Credhos corporation accompanied the Humanitarian Mission organized by the Ombudsman’s Office and the Mayor’s Office Read more…

PBI-Colombia expresses its indignation over the murder of two members of the Peace Community of San José de Apartadó

UPDATE (March 22): “From our Peace Community we accompany our brothers and companions murdering by the criminal hands of the paramilitaries, clearly tolerated by the institutions. Goodbye Nallely and Edinson. They will forever be in our memory.” — PBI-Colombia has posted: “We express our deep pain, rejection and indignation at Read more…

PBI-Colombia accompanied CAJAR lawyers’ collective welcomes Inter-American Court of Human Rights ruling on systemic persecution

Photo: Yessika Hoyos and Danilo Rueda in Bogota yesterday. PBI-Colombia has posted on Twitter: “After years of systematic persecution and complaints, the @CorteIDH condemns the Colombian State in a historic sentence. We applaud the courage and commitment of all the members of @Ccajar and we deeply regret all the violence Read more…

PBI-Colombia accompanies Justice and Peace as the Naya River Community Council holds 12th Memories Festival

PBI-Colombia has posted on Instagram: “Yesterday, March 16, @justiciapazcolombia [Commission of Justice and Peace] and the Naya Community Council organized the event ‘Transforming Memories and Walking Towards Peace’. PBI has witnessed the work of building peace and collective memory that is done from the territories.” Justice and Peace has also Read more…

PBI highlights situation of human rights defenders in Kenya, Honduras, Guatemala and Colombia at UN Human Rights Council session

On March 12, Peace Brigades International (PBI) Advocacy Coordinator Yannick Wild presented to the 55th Human Rights Council Session at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland during the Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on human rights defenders, Mary Lawlor. In his presentation, he noted: “In Kenya, grassroots human rights Read more…

PBI-Colombia accompanies CAJAR lawyers’ collective at meeting with Embassies following threats against its members

The José Alvear Restrepo Lawyers’ Collective (CAJAR) has posted: “Attention. Today we met, in the company of @PBIColombia, with representatives of the [Embassies of] Belgium, Chile, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom, as well as with the United Nations Verification Mission in Colombia, the European Union, and the Office Read more…

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

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 Read more…

PBI-Colombia accompanies CREDHOS and CCAJAR on 25th anniversary of massacre in Barrancabermeja

PBI-Colombia has posted: “The truth must be worked on.” We accompanied @Credhos_Paz [the Regional Corporation for the Defense of Human Rights] and @Ccajar [the José Alvear Restrepo Lawyers’ Collective] in the commemoration of the collective of victims of #MasacreOfFebruary28 and in the hearing of macro-case 008 before the JEP [Special Read more…

PBI-Colombia accompanies dhColombia at trial of police officer accused of murdering Angie Baquero at protest

On March 4, dhColombia tweeted: “Today in the judicial complex of Paloquemao, a public hearing is being held for the murder of Angie Paola Baquero Rojas on September 9, 2020, against Mr. Jorge Andrés Lasso Valencia, who served as a patrolman of the National Police…. And he would have fired Read more…

PBI-Canada co-organizes webinar encouraging applications to be a PBI-Colombia field volunteer

On February 27, PBI-Colombia, PBI-UK and PBI-Canada collaborated on a webinar to help encourage people to be a field volunteer with PBI-Colombia. They are currently seeking new volunteers with an application deadline of March 2. For more about that, click here. This webinar featured former PBI-Colombia field volunteers Marie Zeller Read more…