• 5 December 2016
    On International Day of the Volunteer, our thanks goes out to all our volunteers, both those in our field projects and in the UK. For 35 years, PBI volunteers have made essential contributions to the advancement of human rights in eleven countries around the world.The dedication and understanding PBI volunteers show to the people we accompany, and the commitment they make giving up a year of their lives, to depart to places far away from home is an inspiration for us all. PBI would not be able to do what it does without the support and devotion of its volunteers.
  • 2 December 2016
    By Liz Fisher-FrankThe 25th November 2016 was the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.  It was therefore a very fitting opportunity for the launch of a Toolkit, developed by PBI, for Women Human Rights Defenders (‘WHRD’) living and operating in the urban settlements of Nairobi.
  • 3 November 2016
    Leading Colombian human rights lawyer Reinaldo Villalba highlights the importance of human rights protection in light of President Santos renewed efforts to attract investment to Colombia on state visit to UK.
  • 28 October 2016
    On the October 20 in Tegucigalpa members of COPINH and other civil society organisations held a peaceful demonstration outside of the Public Prosecutors’ office to demand transparency and justice in the case of the murder of Berta Cáceres. The demonstrators faced violent repression by the police forces present. Police fired water cannon and tear gas at the protesters. Hundreds of people were affected by tear gas fumes as they attempted to flee the scene. Those who found themselves within the reach of the security forces were kicked and beaten with batons.
  • 4 October 2016
    4 October 2016 Reflections on the referendum results
  • 30 September 2016
    With deep sadness and dismay, the PBI Honduras Project expresses regret at the loss of Gladys Lanza Ochoa, General Coordinator of the Visitacion Padilla Women’s Movement for Peace, “Las Chonas”, (Movimiento de Mujeres Por la Paz Visitación Padilla) and sends condolences to her family and loved ones.Gladys had an inspiring career as a human rights defender in Honduras. She fought tirelessly for the rights of women (breaking the silence of impunity) and played a key role in the abolition of compulsory military service in the country.
  • 30 August 2016
    On this International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances PBI recognises the challenges that victims of enforced disappearances face and celebrates their victories in achieving justice.
  • 25 August 2016
    Peace Brigades International – PBI Colombia greets the signature of the peace agreement between the Colombian Government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) with great enthusiasm, and congratulates Colombian civil society, victims and human rights organisations for the tireless work they have done for decades to build peace in Colombia, searching for a negotiated end to the armed conflict and for their numerous contributions to the peace agreement.
  • 9 August 2016
    International day of the world’s indigenous peoples represents an opportunity to reflect on the contribution made by indigenous communities around the globe. While the common narrative surrounding indigenous people often focuses on their vulnerability, PBI's experience working with grassroots community groups at the forefront of the struggle for land and environmental rights in Central and Latin America highlights that they are also important agents of change.
  • 7 July 2016
    Click here to read PBI UK's Summer Newsletter.

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