Write to your MP and ask them to sign EDM #2232

On 26 March 2019, Early Day Motion (EDM) 2232 was tabled in the UK Parliament, calling for a debate on the effective implementation of the Peace Accord and the protection of Human Rights Defenders in Colombia. Colombia remains the most dangerous country in the world for Human Rights Defenders, and communities continue to suffer the impacts of the ongoing armed conflict. Please write to your MP and encourage them to sign EDM 2232. You can find a template for a letter/email here.

Contact your MP

MPs have public contact details so their constituents can get in touch. In most cases you can write, phone, fax or email. MPs will generally only act on behalf of their constituents.

To see who your MP is, what their interests are and how they voted on key issues go to http://www.theyworkforyou.com and enter your postcode.

Support ABColombia members’ campaigns

One way you can get involved and take action for human rights in Colombia is by supporting the campaigns of our members and observers.

ABColombia campaigns at a glance

Support ABColombia’s Social Media Campaigns

You can support ABColombia by following us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram and by sharing our posts on social media. We also encourage you to follow & share ABColombia’s social media posts under the following hashtags:

  • #ColombiaWomenPeace: posts & campaigns related to Women & Peace in Colombia
  • #GuardianAtrato: Information on the Atrato River & Guardianes del Atrato
  • #DefendTheDefenders: International campaign in support of Human Rights Defenders at risk
  • #PorUnaColombiaEnPaz: International information and awareness campaign led by Espacio de Cooperación para la Paz, a network of 29 international civil society organisations working on Colombia.
  • #10k4Peace: ABColombia fundraising campaign for the 2017 International Women’s Conference (this campaign has ended now)

Mark International Days for Human Rights

Keep an eye out for ABColombia’s posts related to International Days for Human Rights and tag ABColombia in your posts on human rights!

  • 20 February: World Day of Social Justice
  • 8 March: International Women’s Day
  • 22 March: World Water Day
  • 24 March: International Day for the Right to the Truth Concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims
  • 4 April: International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action
  • 9 April: Colombian National Day to commemorate the victims of the armed conflict
  • 21 May: Día de la Afrocolombianidad (Colombia)
  • 19 June: International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict
  • 20 June: World Refugee Day
  • 9 August: International Day of the World’s Indigenous People
  • 30 August: International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances
  • 21 September: International Day of Peace
  • 25 November: International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
  • 10 December: Human Rights Day