Category Archives: Human Rights

Joining the call against threats in Honduras

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In response to several recent human rights violations in Honduras including the assassination of journalist and gay rights activist, Erick Martinez and threats to international accompaniers, Peace Brigades International has sent a letter to the Canadian government requesting that they … Continue reading

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Victory in Nicaragua! National Assembly passes Violence against Women Law

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CoDev’s Nicaraguan partner, MEC (Maria Elena Cuadra Movement of Employed and Unemployed Women) and the wider women’s movement in Nicaragua achieved a significant victory in January 2012 when the National Assembly voted to bring into legislation a Law Against Violence Against … Continue reading

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Cordoba, Colombia: A dangerous place to be a union leader

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Guest Blogger Irene Lanzinger, B.C. Federation of Labour, shares a report from a recent CoDev delegation to Colombia. On Friday, December 2, Domingo Ayala, the president of the Teachers’ Union of Cordoba (ADEMACOR) walked into our hotel lobby. He was … Continue reading

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Buenaventura, Colombia: Where Free Trade Meets Mass Graves

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“The FTA would deepen the crisis that we are living here because the FTA is synonymous with privatization and privatization is synonymous with unemployment, unemployment is synonymous with poverty and misery and misery is synonymous with loss of autonomy and … Continue reading

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Troubled by the Murder of Father José Reinel Restrepo

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CoDev, along with many other civil society organizations, have signed on to a letter addressed to the Embassy of Canada in Colombia calling for full cooperation in the investigations surrounding the murder of Father José Reinel Restrepo.  We invite you … Continue reading

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