#UsWomenDefenders

2019 - PBI produced a series of 9 videos to mark International Women's Day. The videos are comprised of interviews with Latin American WHRDs and cover various issues that effect WHRDs; Threats and violence against WHRDs, differentiated protection approaches and strategies of self-care and hollistic protection.

 

 


The Human Rights Defenders Toolbox - Colombia Launch

2018 - Produced by law firm Simmons & Simmons in collaboration with PBI UK, The Human Rights Defenders Toolbox is the first centralised online resource for rural communities and lawyers dealing with corporate human rights violations (also available in Spanish). It comprises a range of legal fact sheets designed to inform and assist human rights defenders in their struggles to uphold the rule of law in the face of corporate aggression. The Human Rights Defenders Toolbox project was initiated by Colombian lawyers from the José Alvear Restrepo Lawyers Collective (CCAJAR) with the support of PBI UK. Filmed by Manu Valcarce.

 


Daniel Prado - Sir Henry Brooke Awards 2018

2018 - Colombian human rights lawyer Daniel Prado won the first annual Henry Brooke Awards for Human Rights Defenders. The awards were presented by Lady Arden DBE, at a packed event at the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom on 13 November 2018. Daniel Prado was selected as an example of a lawyer who has defied huge personal risk in order to pursue justice for the victims of human rights violations, oppose impunity and defend the rights of marginalised communities against powerful interests. Daniel’s involvement in high-profile cases has seen him exposed to death threats, harassment and a public campaign of defamation and slander.


Naomi Barasa - Sir Henry Brooke Awards

2018 - Kenyan social justice activist Naomi Barasa won the first annual Henry Brooke Awards for Human Rights Defenders. The awards were presented by Lady Arden DBE, at a packed event at the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom on 13 November 2018. Naomi Barasa was selected for the award in recognition of her remarkable determination and commitment to grassroots human rights work in the most disadvantaged social circumstances.


Sir Henry Brooke Award 2018 - Naomi Barasa acceptance speech

2018 - Kenyan social justice activist Naomi Barasa won the first annual Henry Brooke Awards for Human Rights Defenders. The awards were presented by Lady Arden DBE, at a packed event at the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom on 13 November 2018. The event was organised by PBI UK and pro bono legal network the Alliance for Lawyers at Risk, and hosted by Lord Carnwath CVO.


Sir Henry Brooke Memorial

2018 - A tribute to Sir Henry Brooke's legacy. Sir Henry Brooke was a man of remarkable conviction and generosity who contributed enormously to PBI’s work with his expertise and his commitment to supporting human rights defenders at risk.


PBI LUKAS Award Ceremony

2018 - Peace Brigades International field volunteers won the 2018 LUKAS award for Contribution to Human Rights in Latin America. The award, presented by Jeremy Corbyn MP on the 9th of August 2018, is a testament to the solidarity, commitment and tireless work of field volunteers over the years.


Lord Joffe Interview with PBI UK

2017 - An interview with PBI Patron Lord Joffe. Lord Joffe was the lawyer for Nelson Mandela during the Rivonia trail. In this video he talks about his experience with Mandela, the importance of non-violence and the struggle for human rights.


Pasta de Conchos: The Struggle for Justice

2017 - A short documentary on Cristina Auerbach and Esmeralda Saldaña, two brave human rights defenders in the isolated mining region of Coahuila, Mexico.


PBI Interview with Colombian Human Rights Lawyer Luis Guillermo Pérez

2016 - PBI UK Video. Luis Guillermo Pérez, president of Colombia's José Alvear Restrepo Lawyer's Collective (CAJAR), speaks to PBI about the threats faced by human rights defenders and their courageous resistance in the face of repression.


Invisible Mandelas

2016 - PBI UK Video. On PBI's 35th Anniversary, PBI UK launched the Invisible Mandelas appeal, in honour of the brave and important work defenders do, which all too often goes unrecognised. Filmed by Helen Selka and edited by Manuel Valcarce. Watch the trailer here.


Stephen Kinuthia Mwangi's Presentation for PBI's 35th Anniversary Conference 2016

2016 - Stephen Mwangi, of Mathare Social Justice Centre (MSJC), speaking about the Rule of Law in Kenya as a contribution to Peace Brigades International's 35th Anniversary Conference held in London 17th June 2016.


What does PBI Colombia do?

2016 - Animated explanation of the history and work of PBI Colombia.


PBI Interview with the UNSR Michel Forst

2015 - On the occasion of a working visit in London on 2-3 December 2015, The UN Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders Michel Forst met with Peace Brigades International UK to discuss current threats faced by human rights defenders.


Shakespeare and the Law

2015 - On 16 November 2015 PBI UK and the Alliance for Lawyers at Risk held an event ‘Shakespeare and the Law’ to celebrate and honour the courage of lawyers who take risks on a daily basis to defend the rule of law.


Land of Corn

2015 - Land of Corn is the story of four environmental and land rights defenders in Mexico, Guatemala, Colombia and Honduras.


FCO Video: Magna Carta and the rule of law

2015 - In this video, former High Court judges Lord Scott of Foscote and Sir Henry Brooke, and Nepali human rights lawyer Mandira Sharma talk about the significance of the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta for the rule of law, democracy and human rights around the world.


PBI Mexico - Get Involved!

2015 - Explanation of the work of PBI Mexico and why you should get involved!


Colombia: Women Human Rights Defenders Speak Out: Claudia Julieta Duque

2013 - Claudia Julieta Duque is a correspondent in Colombia for the Internet Radio channel Nizkor, dedicated to human rights advocacy. Duque was one of the journalists illegally monitored by the former state intelligence agency, the Department of Administrative Security (DAS).

 


The Duty to Protect - PBI Mexico

2012 - Mexican human rights defenders discuss the Mexican Protection Mechanism for Human Rights Defenders and Journalists.


Colombia: The Survival of the Wayúu People

2012 - Through traditional dance, indigenous Wayúu women and girls give expression to how their life has been before and after. The pink colour symbolizes the flower of the cactus that blooms in abundance in this semi-arid region. The black represents coal. For the last three decades, this community has neighboured the Cerrejon mine which produces some 89,000 tons of coal daily.


Ram Khumar Bhandari

2011 - Ram was meant to speak at two events in London on 11 May 2011 but didn't receive his visa in time. This video, recorded in Berlin, was shown as part of the fora held at the House of Commons and the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.


"Carrying the Ideal" - Women Human Rights Defenders in Nepal

2010 “Carrying the Ideal: Women Human Rights Defenders” documents the courageous and often dangerous work of women defenders carried out in a climate of impunity and injustice and in a social strata supportive of caste and gender discrimination.


Bearing Witness

2010 - A short film about the work of PBI. Please watch this short film to learn more about PBI's accompaniment work and the inspiring people we accompany. Produced by Alan Ereira for PBI UK.


Nepal - We are not giving up

2010 - Seven human rights defenders talk about the situation for human rights in Nepal two years after the elections that brought so much hope; What needs to happen now and the role of internationals.


15 Years of PBI Colombia

2009 - A documentary created by filmmaker Oliver Merchant.

 

Until the Final Stone

2006 - Directed by Colombian filmmaker Juan José Lozano, Hasta la Última Piedra is a tribute to life and peaceful resistance in times of war. The documentary tells the story of the Peace Community of San José de Apartadó. Beset by armed groups, this peasant community categorically resists the pressure to engage with the violence. We are shown the courage of this handful of men and women, and their struggle to live and farm their land in peace.