PBI-Guatemala accompanies the Maya Ch’orti’ Indigenous Council of Olopa Chiquimula to socialize Observatory of Extractive Industries research

PBI-Guatemala has posted: “On Saturday [May 18], #PBI accompanied the Maya Ch’orti’ Indigenous Council of Olopa Chiquimula in activities to socialize the findings of a research work conducted in conjunction with the OIE – Observatory of Extractive Industries (OIE). A video was projected about the impacts of antimony mining exploitation Read more…

PBI-Guatemala seeks new field volunteers, deadline to apply is June 28

Photo: PBI-Guatemala accompanies the Mayan Indigenous Council Ch’orti’ of Olopa Chiquimula in activities to socialize the findings of a research work carried out in conjunction with the Observatory of Extractive Industries (OIE). The Peace Brigades International-Guatemala Project is seeking new field volunteers. Key dates in this process include: June 28 Read more…

PBI-Canada: Canada exported military goods and technology to countries where 232 HRDs were killed in 2023/24

On May 31, Global Affairs Canada released its 2023 Exports of Military goods and technology report. If one looks at the list on pages 22-24 of that report of the non-US countries that Canada exported these goods and technology to and then compares that with the list of countries where Front Line Read more…

PBI-Colombia accompanies Nydia Erika Bautista Foundation at ceremony returning body of Silvio Tulio Romo to his family

On May 17, PBI-Colombia posted: “After 32 years of #enforceddisappearance, we accompany @nydia_erika [the Nydia Erika Bautista Foundation] in Villavicencio in the handover of victim Silvio Tulio Romo to his family.” In 2018, Verdad Abierta reported: “Carmen Mora, since she was a child, learned to defend herself. She left home Read more…

PBI-Mexico accompanies the Forum on the Situation of Environmental Defenders on World Environment Day

PBI-Mexico has posted: “#WorldEnvironmentDay Today [June 5] we accompany the Forum on the Situation of Environmental Defenders: Challenges in the framework of World Environment Day together with @CEMDA [Mexican Centre for Environmental Law], @CDHZL [the “Zeferino Ladrillero” Human Rights Center] and @EspacioOSC [Space of Civil Society Organizations for the Protection Read more…

PBI-Honduras accompanies LGTBI+ march on the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia

PBI-Honduras has posted: “Last Friday [May 17] we accompanied the LGTBI+ march in the framework of the International Day against Homophobia, Biphobia, Interphobia and Transphobia. From PBI we show concern for the violence and discrimination that affect the day to day life of LGTBI+ people and we remember the importance Read more…

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks with Mexican President-elect Claudia Sheinbaum amidst human rights concerns

Photo: Claudia Sheinbaum. On Monday June 3, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke with Claudia Sheinbaum, the President-elect of Mexico. The read-out from the conversation between Trudeau and Sheinbaum notes: “They underscored the importance of growing our economies and delivering fairness for every generation through the Canada-United States-Mexico [trade] Agreement. Read more…

At least 300 human rights defenders killed in 2023: Front Line Defenders report

Image from video for the report. Front Line Defenders reports: “In 2023, the HRD Memorial documented the killings of 300 HRDs in 28 countries” including 142 in Colombia, 30 in Mexico, 19 in Honduras and 6 in Guatemala where Peace Brigades International accompanies defenders. Among their findings: – “Indigenous peoples’ Read more…

Will COP16 in Colombia strengthen Target 22 and spark text at COP30 in Brazil to protect environmental defenders?

The United Nations COP16 Biodiversity conference will take place this coming October 21 to November 1 in Cali, Colombia. Shortly afterwards, the UN COP29 Climate conference will take place November 11-22 in Baku, Azerbaijan. A year after that, COP30 will take place November 10-21, 2025, in Belém, Brazil. Global Witness Read more…

BHRRC: “630 instances of attacks against people raising concerns about business-related harms” in 2023

The Business & Human Rights Resource Centre (BHRRC) has released its report titled: People power under pressure: Human rights defenders & business in 2023. A key finding of the report is: “Between January 2015 and December 2023, the Resource Centre documented over 5,300 attacks globally against HRDs challenging corporate harm. Read more…