Protect human rights defenders in Colombia

Each day in Colombia, defenders risk their lives to protect human rights. Defending them is the only option we have for ensuring Colombia lives free from violence. 

What is the problem? 

Yuly, María, Jani, Joel, and the members of the organization CREDHOS are brave individuals. Together with their communities in Catatumbo, Magdalena Medio, Meta, and Putumayo, they contribute to guaranteeing life, ending the violence in Colombia, and protecting natural resources. They do so in a country in which the attacks they are subject to tend to go unpunished and no authority can guarantee their security.

Colombia is one of the most dangerous countries in which to defend human rights. Approximately every two days a defender is assassinated there.

The Colombian government has a historic opportunity to assume its responsibility and ensure that human rights defenders can continue their work without fear of reprisals, without placing their lives at risk.

Protecting those who protect human rights is the only option we have for ensuring that Colombia can live free from violence

What can you do to help?

Demand that the Colombian government guarantee the comprehensive security and protection of all defenders. Sign and share this petition.