Human Rights

On 21st February 2005, paramilitaries and Colombian soldiers massacred eight people from two hamlets of the San Jose Peace Community, in Apartadó, Colombia. Despite assassinations and forced displacement since the Peace Community’s foundation in 1997, this massacre was the last straw. With no trust...
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Gwen Burnyeat reports on the Colombian peace process and the efforts being made to promote conversation among all its actors, at both local and national levels
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Ali Rocha & Nayana Fernandez report from Sao Paolo on the series of mass protests against hikes in public transport fares.
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There are many magnificent female figures around the world who have fought for equality and justice, not just for fellow women, but for all those who are deprived of basic human rights. He we salute ten Latinas who have defied macho society and the most mysoginist power structures to affect change.
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Latin American Women’s Rights Service is a unique human rights organisation run for women and by women. Since 1983 when it was founded it supports the immediate and long term needs of Latin American women migrants in the UK, providing essential tools to empower them in their pursue of the personal...
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There is much to say about Prof. Sara Chandler, Chair of the Colombia Caravan UK Lawyers Group and the winner of LUKAS Award for Charity or Human Rights Worker of the Year. Read what she told us about her fascinating life and efforts to make the world a better place.
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Despite harassment and assassinations after declaring themselves neutral to Colombia’s armed conflict, The San José Peace Community, a group of brave rural farmers, have proved to be an inspiration for farming communities around the world. As they prepare to visit London in November to seek...
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A Chilean brought up in Britain returns home to find that little justice has been achieved for Pinochet's victims, despite four years of a president, Michelle Bachelet, who was tortured under the dictatorship of General Pinochet. While president-elect, Sebastian Piñera, is seen as even less...
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On Thursday the 15th of July, Argentina became the first country in Latin America to legalize gay marriage, granting to gay and lesbian couples the same legal rights and benefits that heterosexual couples have traditionally enjoyed.
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Liberation theology is a brand of Catholicism that prioritises the helping of the poor by actively seeking social change, and came to prominence in Latin America in the 1970s and 1980s. Many priests who took this position were persecuted by the Vatican and assassinated by the dictatorships of the...
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Human shield in Colombia at 65? A daughter leaves London to find her mother who has decided to be an ‘unarmed bodyguard’ in the Colombian jungle.
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