What you can do
Help us reach key decision-makers and urge them to implement our recommendations.
HRDs in Colombia need to be better protected and allowed to participate freely in the peace process for it to be effective.
You can support them by sharing these videos and our report about HRDs so that their achievements and the challenges they face are better known.
HRDs are key to peace in Colombia.
What Colombian authorities can do
Whether you are Colombian, whether you are an institution supporting Colombia’s development, a Colombian policymaker or just a citizen of the world committed with the defense of human rights, there are a number of things you can do to make the difference.
Urge Colombia’s Prosecutor General to end impunity
Demand that the Colombian President dismantles paramilitary groups
Ask the Inspector General of the Nation to stop discriminating against HRDs
Urge Colombia to make it compulsory for all corporations to conduct human-rights impact assessments before starting business in the country to prevent attacks against HRDs and to seek accountability for culprits when violations occur
What other countries
Donor countries and the European Union must continue to accompany the Peace Process and ensure concrete results in the protection of human rights defenders as established in the Peace Agreement.
Monitor and investigate the role of private individuals and companies in the crimes and violations to seek accountability of culprits.