Photo: PBI-Canada

We are excited to introduce to you our brand-new Virtual Orientation Webinars!


Field brigadistas play an essential role in fulfilling the mission of Peace Brigades International: to physically accompany threatened human rights defenders. The presence of international accompaniment is a strong tool in deterring violence against human rights defenders and social leaders.

These volunteers come from many different countries and backgrounds. But one thing that all of these volunteers have in common is a strong commitment to nonviolence and a belief in the contribution that ordinary people can make to creating a more peaceful and just world.


PBI field volunteers experience a profound experience of working with an international peace and human rights organization committed to transforming ideals into practical action. The brigadistas gain a life changing experience that allows them to learn and pursue their commitments to human rights.


“I learned about the spaces that PBI has, their advocacy work towards the state to create standards that protect human rights. We now have a protocol that protects human rights defenders in Peru, and this protocol was achieved thanks to the advocacy work made by the Human Rights Commission."  -   Ana Maria Vidal, Former Volunteer for Colombia

The Virtual Volunteer Orientation webinars will be organized in collaboration with our friends at PBI-Canada. These webinars are a great opportunity for those who are interested in applying to be a volunteer this year or even a few years down the road, and for those who want to learn more about the experience. You do not want to miss it!


The first webinar will be mostly directed towards people who are interested in volunteering in our field project in Mexico, and will feature a representative of PBI-Mexico as well as former PBI volunteers. Everyone is welcomed and encouraged to join the event to learn more about what the PBI volunteer experience is all about. The date of the webinar is February 28th at 3:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada).  If you are interested in participating in the first Virtual Volunteer Orientation Webinar, please make sure to register here.

This webinar is part of a series of virtual events this year, dedicated to celebrating Peace Brigades International's 40th Year Anniversary, with the goal of amplifying the message of human rights defenders and increasing our support. To help cover the costs of these events, please consider donating to our campaign.




Photo: PBI-Colombia.