The Canadian PBI volunteers who accompanied Colombian communities attacked by paramilitaries in 1999

Steve Law and Evelyn Jones from Kennetcook, Nova Scotia were Peace Brigades International volunteers in Colombia in 1998-99. On March 26, 1999, the head of the largest paramilitary organization in Colombia issued a death threat against international workers who were providing human rights protection and humanitarian aid to communities displaced Read more…

Protests continue in Colombia, curfew imposed on Bogota as human rights concerns mount

Twitter photo of protest in Barrancabermeja on November 22 via Twitter. On November 23, The Guardian reported, “After more than 250,000 people marched on Thursday to express growing discontent with president Iván Duque’s government, another large crowd gathered on Friday afternoon in Bogotá’s Bolívar Plaza.” “The crowd, which included the Read more…

PBI-Colombia accompanies human rights defenders participating in the National Strike

The Peace Brigades International-Colombia Project accompanied three human rights organizations participating in the November 21st national strike. PBI-Colombia tweeted that it accompanied David Ravelo (a founding member of CREDHOS) in Barrancabermeja, the Committee in Solidarity with the Political Prisoners (CSPP) and the José Alvear Restrepo Lawyers’ Collective Corporation (CCAJAR). Ivan Read more…