20 September 2019
“The role of PBI accompaniment has been very important in various regions where we conduct field work. This support has allowed resistance and the defense of the rights of the peasant, indigenous and Afro-descendant communities that we accompany. The accompaniment is essential because international presence becomes a deterrent and this has meant lives are saved.” - Father Alberto Franco, Inter-faith Justice and Peace Commission
13 September 2019
“With the accompaniment of PBI, you create a particularly human bond that I consider valuable and important. Throughout the court hearings in the case of the businessmen in Curbarado and Jiguamiando PBI accompanied me permanently despite their lack of resources. I know they made a huge effort and I value that immensely, I insist. The success, in that case, is because of the communities, the lawyers, thanks to you.
4 September 2019
38 years ago, on September 4, 1981, the international human rights organization Peace Brigades International was founded.
1 September 2019
“I think Peace Brigades plays a key role in saving the lives of those of us who do not believe in guns, those of us who do work that is frowned upon in this country. It is a guarantee for daily life; I feel very safe when I’m with Peace Brigades, they are like guardian angels to me. I really feel that the daily accompaniment lets me continue to pursue my work the way I do it; I feel much calmer.” - Claudia Julieta Duque, investigative journalist
21 May 2019
In 2018, 441 volunteers provided support to 13 PBI country groups, including PBI-USA, 7 projects and our International Office located in Brussels. 84 international volunteers provided protection to 1334 threatened human rights defenders in countries where PBI has a presence. Click the link below to read about the work of PBI as well as the brave human rights defenders we accompany in our 2018 annual report.
20 May 2019
On April 16th, the U.N. Security Council warned that “the Colombian peace process stands today at a critical juncture.” In his remarks before the Security Council, U.S.
19 May 2019
March 19, 2019
7 May 2019
In the first four months of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s term, which began on December 1, 2018, at least seventeen human rights defenders and journalists were murdered, an increase over last year’s rate. If killings continue at this rate, fifty-two defenders and journalists will be dead by the end of 2019.
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1 May 2019
Attacks on human rights defenders, journalists, and others exercising their right to free speech in Honduras have increased in the first months of 2019. Below are some selected incidents illustrating a trend toward a continued closing of space for dissent.
11 April 2019
April 11, 2019