PBI-Colombia accompanied lawyers on Day of the Endangered Lawyer webinars, January 24

Yessika Hoyos, Lina Peláez, German Romero, Franklin Castañeda. We will be watching two webinars on Monday January 24, the Day of the Endangered Lawyer. The webinar that day with Lina Peláez (Nomadesc), German Romero (dhColombia) and Franklin Castañeda (CSPP) starts at 11 am EST/COT (5 pm CET). To register, please Read more…

PBI-Honduras accompanies Black Fraternal Organization of Honduras (OFRANEH) as Garifuna land defenders criminalized

On January 17, the Peace Brigades International-Honduras Project tweeted: “PBI accompanies @ofraneh in front of the Court of First Instance of Trujillo, Colón. At PBI, we are concerned about the constant criminalization of people from the Garífuna community in their legitimate defense of their ancestral lands.” This past week, Criterio Read more…

PBI-Guatemala accompanies Peaceful Resistance of San Pedro Ayampuc as 10th anniversary of mine blockade nears

On January 15, the Peace Brigades International-Guatemala Project posted: “On Thursday [January 13] PBI accompanied the Peaceful Resistance of San Pedro Ayampuc and we introduced ourselves to the municipal authorities.” San Pedro Ayampuc is located about 20 kilometres north of Guatemala City. On March 2, 2012, residents from San Pedro Read more…

PBI-Guatemala accompanies Human Rights Law Firm (BDH) at media conference on Maya Q’eqchi’ struggles

On January 14, the Peace Brigades International-Guatemala Project posted: “Today PBI accompanied the Human Rights Law Firm at a press conference on the situation in Laguna Larga, Laguna Lachuá and Izabal.” Laguna Larga In December, the  Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) issued a follow-up resolution in which it analyzed Read more…

PBI-Honduras accompanies ARCAH and MADJ at launch of the Permanent Assembly of People’s Power in Tegucigalpa

On January 12, PBI-Honduras tweeted: “PBI accompanied @Arcah_hn [Alternative for Community and Environmental Reclamation of Honduras] and @MovAmplioHn [the Broad Movement for Dignity and Justice/ MADJ] during the public presentation of the Permanent Assembly of People’s Power of Honduras.” Their tweet adds: “At PBI, we highlight the importance of dialogue Read more…

PBI-Kenya accompanies march in Nairobi demanding an end to femicide and justice for Elizabeth Ibrahim Ekaru

PBI-Kenya outside the Supreme Court of Kenya in Nairobi, January 11. On January 12, PBI-Kenya tweeted: “Yesterday #WHRDs and #HRDs across Kenya demonstrated against the increase in femicide and violence against women in Kenya, after the murder of #WHRD Elizabeth Ekaru.” Elizabeth Ibrahim Ekaru was murdered on January 3 in Read more…

PBI-Guatemala accompanies Ch’orti’ Ancestral Authority land defender Felipe Diaz Ramos at first statement court hearing

On January 10, PBI-Guatemala posted: “PBI accompanied the hearing of the first statement of the ancestral authority of Olopa Felipe Diaz Ramos, detained this morning and charged with illegal detention.” Prensa Comunitaria has explained: “He is a defender of the land and currently resists the illegal operations of the mining Read more…

PBI-Kenya shocked by killing of land rights activist Elizabeth Ibrahim Ekaru, calls on government to protect WHRDs

Photo: Elizabeth Ibrahim Ekaru On January 5, PBI-Kenya tweeted: “We are shocked by the killing of Elizabeth Ibrahim Ekaru on Monday 3 January. We urge the government of #Kenya to conduct thorough investigations into her killing and to protect #HRDs #WHRDs.” Ekaru, who was 47 years old, was a renowned Read more…