Meeting a Colombian Human Rights defender

Jun 12, 2023 | Campaigns

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I met with Darnelly Rodríguez, a Colombian human rights defender who works with political prisoners and documents violence against activists in the country. I heard about some of the work going on to build a fairer, more peaceful Colombia, and about the threats those involved in this have been receiving from armed groups. Colombia is still one of the most dangerous place in the world to be a trade unionist or an activist. This week’s peace agreement is a step forwards but there is more work to be done to ensure that paramilitaries aren’t left free to intimidate social activists.