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Urgent Action: Indigenous Activist Assassinated

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.

CoDev’s Election Questionnaire

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

The Honduran Women’s Collective rallies for women’s rights on International Women’s Day

Notes from Colombia

As teachers around the globe celebrate World Teachers’ Day, the CoDevelopment Canada Educator’s delegation, including BCTF President Jim Iker and BC Fed President Irene Lanzinger, are showing solidarity in the world’s most dangerous place in the world for teachers, Colombia. (more…)

Urgent Action: Indigenous Leader Arrested

Please join CoDev and send a message in protest to the Colombian government. CoDev is concerned over the recent detention of Feliciano Valencia, an indigenous leader with the Asociación de Cabildos Indígenas del Norte del Cauca (Association of Indigenous Councils of Northern Cauca – ACIN). CoDev’s partner NOMADESC has worked closely with ACIN on various indigenous and human rights issues for many years.

Take Action: Colombia, Indigenous Leader Arrested

Feliciano Valencia

CoDev is concerned over the recent detention of Feliciano Valencia, an indigenous leader with the Asociación de Cabildos Indígenas del Norte del Cauca (Association of Indigenous Councils of Northern Cauca – ACIN). CoDev’s partner NOMADESC has worked closely with ACIN on various indigenous and human rights issues for many years.

Take Action now and join CoDev in sending a letter to Colombian President Juan Manual Santos to let him know that Canadians are concerned about Feliciano’s detention and asking him to take action to ensure Feliciano is released and those responsible for his detention are investigated. (more…)