ABColombia is the advocacy project of a group of five leading UK and Irish organisations with programmes in Colombia: CAFOD, Christian Aid UKI, Oxfam GB, SCIAF and Trócaire. Amnesty International and PBI are observers.
ABColombia es un proyecto de incidencia política de cinco agencias Británicas e Irlandesas con programas en Colombia: CAFOD, Christian Aid UKI, Oxfam GB, SCIAF y Trócaire. Amnistía Internacional y PBI son observadores.
"Civil Society Speaking Out:
Agendas for a Sustainable Peace in Colombia" (preliminary
"Colombia: Women, Conflict-related Sexual Violence and the Peace Process"
"Giving It Away: The Consequences of an Unsustainable Mining Policy in Colombia"
More ABColombia publications here
Conversation with Claudia Mejía Duque,
Colombian Human Rights Defender
Thursday 30 April, 1-2pm
Christian Aid, 35 Lower Marsh, Waterloo, London, SE1 7RL
Maria del Pilar Hurtado will now face justice for a number of crimes, including having ordered illegal surveillance of opposition leaders, human rights defenders, journalists and members of the Supreme Court. Many of the human rights defenders that were subject to illegal surveillance are partners or allies of ABColombia members.
23 British MPs have signed a letter to the Colombian Ambassador to the UK regarding the situation in Colombia for Human Rights Defenders. Colombia continues to be an extremely dangerous place to defend human rights: 55 human rights defenders were killed in 2014.
The letter raises concerns about the security situation faced by the Zenú Indigenous Peoples and the Governor of the Alto San Jorge resguardo, Irrael Aguilar Solano.
Around Valentine’s Day, Colombia’s flower industry is in full swing to satisfy the high demand from US and European markets. Unfortunately, flower workers do not benefit, as their working and living conditions continue to be precarious.
Photo: Leonardo Munoz/ EPA
New ABColombia report launched in UK Parliament: 'Civil Society Speaking Out: Agendas for a Sustainable Peace in Colombia'