• 19 December 2019
    “We are not demanding new or special rights for people who identify as LGBT. We are just asking for the rights of all people to be respected”. Those were the words of Esdra Sosa, director of the Asociación LGBT Arcoiris on 6 December during the launch of the documentary ‘We are. Voices of Diversity (Somos.
  • 10 December 2019
    This December, and continuously, PBI puts human rights defenders at the centre, in the position they deserve given the fundamental role they play in the protection of human rights and the construction of fair and peaceful societies. Human rights defenders continue to provide voices for the voiceless, pushing for social justice. They often risk their lives to stand up for what they believe in, holding states to account and pushing for human rights to be respected, protected and fulfilled.
  • 22 October 2019
    At the end of 2018, small-scale farmers became protagonists at the United Nations.
  • 2 October 2019
    Despite being one of the richest countries in the world in terms of natural resources, Honduras has high levels of inequality in land ownership and there has been a considerable increase in extractive projects in the country. The exploitation of natural resources and the concentration of land in the hands of few have forced communities to defend their territories.
  • 2 October 2019
       October 2 marks the International Day of Non-Violence and the birthday of Mahatma Ghandi. The UN General Assembly began commemorating this day in 2007 to raise awareness and educate the public on the principle of non-violence. The goal of the resolution is to ensure a “culture of peace, tolerance, understanding and non-violence.”
  • 20 September 2019
    Today, 20th September 2019, the environment takes centre stage as people across the world join in a Global Climate Strike, urging governments and the private sector to take concrete action in order to avoid further deterioration of our climate and the manifold human rights impacts that this would imply.
  • 5 September 2019
    38 years ago, on September 4, 1981, the international human rights organization Peace Brigades International was founded.
  • 31 August 2019
    Kevin Ramírez’s community is located between the clear waters of rock pools where families bathe and the jungle-covered mountains that mark the border between Honduras and Guatemala.
  • 9 July 2019
    “We feel safer since we started being accompanied by PBI”. “Whenever I travel to certain places in the country I always ask for PBI accompaniment”. “The presence of PBI during hearings helps a lot. Our people feel supported and can identify as human rights defenders”.
  • 27 May 2019
    “Today, as we celebrate World Press Freedom Day, it is important to consider what is happening in Honduras. A country where there is no war but it seems as though there is. It is safer to be a war journalist than a journalist writing about social issues in Honduras, where around every corner we sense danger waiting for us”.

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