Extractive Industries

Defenders at Risk: Implications of COVID-19 on Human Rights in Colombia

On April 25, we hosted a webinar with three human rights defenders about the impact of COVID-19 on human rights in Colombia. In such a challenging time, we were grateful to hear from folks around the world about their concerns for human rights defenders and to discuss...

Mining in Cesar: Development Before Dignity?

Irene Benítez, our new Programme Coordinator, reflects on a journey to César, where FORPP accompanies Tierra Digna to help a community affected by mining secure dignified living conditions. We have spent days in a small classroom. The heat is unusual for me, almost...

Naya Looks Forward: Resisting Exploitation and Reclaiming Ancestral Traditions in Rio Naya

By Sandra Amolo, FOR Peace Presence accompanier. For the Spanish version click here.  In Colombia’s Pacific littoral, the struggle for land ownership recently took a positive turn. After 16 years of demanding collective ownership rights, the Colombian government...