The HRDs who fight for peace in Colombia have many faces, but their stories are all the
same: a lot of them do not make a living defending the rights of others but do so for the sake
of advancing the wellbeing of people around them. For that, they are the target of
intimidation, attacks, threats, aggressions, and undue criminalization….
HRDs IN THEIR OWN WORDS
Video of Deborah – defender of LGBTI rights
Video of Aidee – peasant leader
Video of Rodolfo – trade unionist
Video of Enrique – defender of indigenous rights
Video of Maria Nancy – defender of the rights of paramilitary victims
How to help ?
HRDs in Colombia need to be better protected so that they can dedicate their efforts to making Colombia a better country for all its citizens, without fearing for their safety.
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.
Find more suggestions in this section.