Human Rights Defenders Under Threat

In Colombia, being a human rights defender is a dangerous, often deadly job.

Those working on issues ranging from the environment to the rights of women, campesinos, the indigenous and other victims of the armed conflict receive threats to their physical and psychological integrity, and that of their families, on a daily basis.

And things are getting worse.


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Our campaign

The aim of our campaign is to bring sustained and coordinated pressure on the Colombian government to achieve a positive, lasting and significant change for the country's human rights defenders.

Areas of focus

  • Impunity in cases involving defenders.
  • Misuse of state intelligence against defenders.
  • Systematic stigmatization of defenders by government officials.
  • Unfounded criminal proceedings brought against defenders.
  • Problems with the protection program for defenders at risk.

Help us defend them

If you would like to add your name to the campaign and be kept informed of events and activities please register below. Organisations click here.





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