Vida y muerte en Buenaventura: una persistente historia de desplazamiento forzado

IFOR in the United Nations Human Rights Council

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On March 22, during the general debate following the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights’ report on the situation of Human Rights in Colombia, Martina Lanza from IFOR delivered a statement that spoke to the experiences of its members in Colombia.

Click on the picture to watch the video – Chapter 5


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IFOR en el Consejo de Derechos Humanos de Naciones Unidas

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A continuación, le presentamos el vídeo y el texto que leyó Martina Lanza de IFOR el 22 de marzo pasado en el Consejo de Derechos Humanos de Naciones Unidas, durante el debate general siguiendo el lanzamiento del Informe Anual del Alto Comisionado de las Naciones Unidas para los Derechos Humanos en Colombia.

Para ver el vídeo, haz click sobre la imagen – Capítulo 5


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This Land is Their Land: A Case for Indigenous Land Rights

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Written by Kati Hinman, Human Rights Accompanier at FOR Peace Presence, from San José de Apartadó. Originally published in Charged Affairs. 

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Mountains of Urabá

¨We are sitting on gold,¨ he said, looking out past the few small houses towards the mountains of Urabá, a region of northern Colombia that has been a hotbed of the armed conflict. Having grown up in the Peace Community of San Jose de Apartadó, he was well aware of the price for their land. For 20 years, the Peace Community has remained neutral in the conflict, and non-violently resisted armed actors fighting to dominate their territory. Since the Peace Community’s founding, over 180 of its members have been assassinated,  amongst hundreds of additional human rights violations. After the signing of the peace accords last year, they continue to resist various threats to their rights. The region has a huge reserve of coal, and they fear that multinational corporations will eventually push them out to build mines.


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Life and Death in Buenaventura: A Continuing Story of Forced Displacement

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Written by Pendle Marshall-Hallmark, FOR Peace Presence accompanier, 2/17/2017

The day I arrived in Colombia to begin my new position as an international human rights accompanier, the decaying, mangled bodies of Afro-Colombian community activist Emilsen Manyoma Mosquera and her partner Joe Javier Rodallega were found on the outskirts of their Buenaventura neighborhood. A few days prior, the couple had been kidnapped by a group of people allegedly pertaining to one of the strongest neo-paramilitary drug-trafficking groups in the country, called “Los Urabeños“.

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Emilsen Manyoma Mosquera, prominent human rights activist in Buenaventura, was kidnapped and then killed.


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Vida y muerte en Buenaventura: una persistente historia de desplazamiento forzado

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Escrito por Pendle Marshall-Hallmark, acompañante internacional de FOR Presente por la Paz, el 17 de febrero del 2017.

El día que llegué a Colombia para empezar mi nuevo trabajo como acompañante internacional, los cuerpos degollados y descompuestos de la lideresa afrocolombiana Emilsen Manyoma Mosquera y de su compañero Joe Javier Rodallega fueron encontrados en las afueras de Buenaventura. Unos días antes, la pareja había sido secuestrada por un grupo de personas supuestamente vinculado a uno de los grupos neoparamilitares narcotraficantes más importantes del país, llamado “Los Urabeños”.

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Emilsen Manyoma Mosquera, lideresa reconocida de Buenaventura, fue captura y asesinada


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