Colombian social leaders
Genocide of Colombia’s social leaders continues unabated

According to a report prepared by various social organizations, between November 2016 and July 14, 2020, 973 social leaders and human rights defenders were assassinated in Colombia

Colombians march in defense of life and dignity

Colombian movements marched for days to reignite hope and continue putting pressure on the government to take action to protect the people of the country amid the an onslaught of violence and the public health crisis

Colombian social leaders walked 15 days and 600 km to demand the right to life

A group of social activists and human rights defenders have been marching from the southwestern Colombia for the past 15 days to demand respect for the life, territory and human rights of minority groups in the country

Colombians march for dignity against state violence

A series of assassinations of social leaders shook Colombia last weekend. In less than 24 hours, 4 Indigenous, peasant and social leaders were killed.

Indignation in Colombia amid spree of assassinations and the rape of an Indigenous girl by soldiers

The wave of assassinations and acts of sexual violence carried out by security forces and paramilitary groups against Colombian civilians in the past week has shaken the country

Julián Gil: “Our triumph and our victory are in the hope and strength of being together”

Two years have passed since social leader Julian Gil was detained in front of the office of Colombian social movement Congreso de los Pueblos. We share his reflections on his two years of incarceration

Assassination of social activists continues in Colombia despite lockdown

According to the Institute of Development and Peace Studies (INDEPAZ), 115 environmentalists, human rights defenders, Indigenous, peasant and social leaders, and more than 20 former combatants of the FARC guerrilla group have been killed so far this year

14-02 colombia strike Colombian National Strike Committee issues call to renew anti-government protests

A popular uprising against the far-right Ivan Duque government began last year opposing the rise in assassinations of social leaders and the neoliberal economic measures

Colombians return to the streets en masse in national strike

Thousands mobilized on Tuesday, January 21 across Colombia to mark a return to the mobilizations against the government of Iván Duque

Assassination of colombian social leaders The massacre of Colombia’s social leaders continues

In the past two weeks, eight social leaders were brutally assassinated by members of right-wing militias.

Six social leaders assassinated in past week in Colombia

The genocide against Colombia’s social leaders, human rights defenders and ex-combatants continues as six of them were violently assassinated in the past one week

Dignity on the streets of Colombia

The people of Colombia have been mobilizing on the streets for the past three weeks against the government despite brutal state repression

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