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Field projects carry out recruitment of volunteers 1-2 times a year. If the application processes are not currently open keep an eye on the project websites for updates.

PBI UK mourns the loss of PBI Colombia ex-volunteer Mario Paciolla

PBI-UK extends our sympathy and support to the friends and family of Mario as well as our colleagues at the Peace Brigades International-Colombia Project and the wider PBI family following the death of Mario Paciolla. We urge that all the necessary investigations be carried out in order to establish the truth.

"Mario exuberated all the energy of an authentic Neapolitan, which he fully dedicated to the search for justice, and human rights defenders adored him. The PBI family will miss you a lot." - Fernando Berdon, Mario's ex-colleague.

PBI awarded Gernika Peace and Reconciliation Prize 2020

We are delighted to announce that on February 6th, PBI was awarded the Gernika Peace and Reconciliation Prize 2020 by the Gernika-Lumo Town Council, ‘for the outstanding work of the volunteers and their great commitment to the defence of human rights, peace and justice in the world’.

Defending LGBTI+ Rights in Honduras

Honduras is one of the deadliest countries in the world to be an LGBTI+ human rights defender.

Arcoíris is an organisation working with the LGBTI community in Honduras.

Celebrating Human Rights Day 2019

In celebration of International Human Rights Day, we are proud to announce the release of ‘The Defenders’, a short film by Manu Valcarce exploring the experience of being a human rights defender in countries where the rule of law is fragile.

The Sir Henry Brooke Awards 2019

Last Thursday, PBI UK and the Alliance for Lawyers at Risk announced the winners of the second Sir Henry Brooke Awards for Human Rights Defenders.

Emily Spence - In Guatemala resistance is the only way to defend basic rights

May 2018. My  first week in the project, the team were managing emergency after emergency. Bullets had been fired at the car of a well-known indigenous rights activist in the middle of the night. In a separate part of the country, crowds of workers from a hydroelectric company surrounded a house where the leaders of those opposing the mega project were gathered, throwing stones and threatening to kill certain individuals if they came out.

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