This week we received disturbing news from our partner NOMADESC in Valle de Cauca, Colombia informing us of new, very explicit death threats against labour leaders in the region. Among those threatened is teacher activist Julian Lozano, with whom CoDev has worked on various education projects in the past few years. Julian was recently elected General Secretary of the Valle de Cauca section of the Colombian Labour Central (CUT). (more…)
Colombian Human Rights Defenders Threatened
Urge Colombian authorities to take action to ensure the safety of human rights leaders
CoDevelopment Canada partner NOMADESC has reported alarming threats against two human rights leaders in Buenaventura, Colombia, Danelly Estupiñan Valencia and Rocio del Pilar Segura. The threats appear to originate from paramilitaries linked to organized crime. (more…)
Local artists in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico have found a profound and beautiful way to pay tribute to the lives of missing women from their city. Painting their images in murals. (more…)
Please join CoDev and send a message in protest to the Colombian government. On October 11th, indigenous activist Benecio Flor Belalcazar was assassinated while travelling with his wife to the city of Suarez in the department of Cauca, Colombia. Mr Flor Belalcazar was a student in CoDev partner NOMADESC’s Intercultural University of the Peoples.
The Results Are In!
CoDev is pleased to share with you the results of our election questionnaire on international development issues. We sent our questionnaire to all 23 registered political parties, and received responses from the NDP, the Liberals, and the Communist Party.
Election Questionnaire Responses
The Honduran Women’s Collective rallies for women’s rights on International Women’s Day