PBI-Colombia accompanies the Nydia Erika Bautista Foundation as Colombia joins the Global Alliance for the Disappeared

On November 16, PBI-Colombia tweeted: “Colombia adheres to the World Alliance for the Disappeared. It is key to include the voice and experience of relatives who are victims of the #ForcedDisappearance so that the search is effective and the recognition of #WomenSearchers as @nydia_erika.” The Nydia Erika Bautista Foundation (FNEB) Read more…

PBI-Guatemala accompanies criminalized Retalhuleu water defenders to sign registry as they await trial

On November 15, PBI-Guatemala posted: “#PBI accompanies the members of the Council of Communities of Retalhuleu [CCR] to the book signing but the book has not yet arrived and it is the second time it hasn’t been. It represents a waste of time and money for criminalized people.” The criminalized Read more…

PBI-Honduras accompanies Indigenous Lenca community defending ancestral territory from a 10,000 unit housing development

On November 11, PBI-Honduras tweeted: “PBI accompanies to the Tierras del Padre Lenca Indigenous Community to file an amparo appeal to stop the eviction order filed. The community requests that ILO Convention 169, which establishes their property rights over ancestral lands, be respected.”   On Facebook they also noted: “This Read more…

PBI-Colombia accompanies CCALCP lawyers’ collective at meeting with women’s organizations and EU Delegation

On November 8, PBI-Colombia tweeted: “Dialogue with @UEenColombiain [the Delegation of the European Union in Colombia] in Bucaramanga with women who build #peace from territory such as @ccalcp [the Luis Carlos Pérez Collective Lawyers Corporation]. International support for women #human rights defenders who have important proposals to stop #violence including Read more…

PBI-Colombia accompanies Justice and Peace Commission as Norwegian MPs visit the Amazon Pearl Campesina Reserve Zone

On November 8, PBI-Colombia tweeted: “Amnesty International], the Norwegian Fund for Human Rights, parliamentarians and politicians from Norway Ingrid Liland and Grunde Almeland dialogue with communities in the Amazon Pearl Campesina Reserve Zone in #Putumayo, where the Association for the Integral Sustainable Development of the Perla Amazónica [ADISPA] and the Read more…

PBI-Honduras accompanies the National Union of Rural Workers (CNTC) at community named after murdered trade unionist

On November 7, PBI-Honduras tweeted: “Last week we were able to see the effects of the floods at the Dagoberto Padilla Base, Guanchías Sector, El Progreso. The community shares that they have been denouncing the situation for years and are calling for the construction of high-quality embankments on the Ulúa Read more…

PBI-Honduras visits Guapinol River defenders who denounce water pollution by the Inversiones Los Pinares mine

On November 4, PBI-Honduras tweeted: “Last week we visited the community of Guapinol. Its members continue to denounce the contamination caused by the mining activities of the company Inversiones Los Pinares in the rivers of the area. From PBI we want to thank you for your tireless work.” They further Read more…

PBI-Canada visits CUPE picket lines in Ottawa following provincial legislation that overrides the Charter of Rights and Freedoms

CUPE picket line at Greenbank Road, Ottawa. Peace Brigades International-Canada was present at two Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) picket lines in Ottawa this morning. They were at the office of Member of the Provincial Parliament (MPP) Lisa Macleod on Greenbank Road and at St. Laurent/Cyrville Road. The Toronto Read more…

PBI-Colombia accompanies Peace Community of San José de Apartadó and dhColombia talk about the defence of territory

On November 2, PBI-Colombia tweeted: “From [the region of] #Urabá [in the department of Antioquia] @cdpsanjose [the Peace Community of San José de Apartadó] and @dhColombia [the Network Association of Human Rights Defenders of Colombia] talk about the campesina reality and the defense of the territory in the midst of Read more…