Human rights defenders are key to the development of peace and democracy in societies marked by conflict.
But because they challenge powerful interests that benefit from the status quo, human rights defenders are at great risk. By standing up for the rights of their communities, they find their own lives are in danger.
An anonymous trust has offered PBI a grant of up to £20,000 to support our work protecting threatened human rights defenders around the world – but only if we can match this amount through donations from other sources.
We have already raised £8,500, so there is just £11,500 left to go - and we must raise it by 22 November.
Please make a donation to help us reach our target. Remember, for every pound you give, PBI will receive twice that amount!
Fast forward a year, now working with Peace Brigades International (PBI) in Colombia, terms such as “logistics” and “travel” have taken on a whole new meaning..."
In 2009, PBI Colombia celebrated 15 years of working alongside communities and human rights defenders, with a special edition of its Bulletin and a new documentary about its work.