Voices from Colombia: challenges to resistance and defending women’s and environmental rights in the territories
|1 Dec 2022
|5:00 pm — 7:00 pm GMT |12:00 pm—2:00 pm EST
|CAFOD Pavilion. Romero House, 55 Westminster Bridge Rd, London
Come and hear from three courageous Colombian human rights defenders.
Join in a conversation with three Colombian human rights defenders who will address the situation of violence and threats encountered as they seek to defend their territory from multinationals, megaprojects, and economic interests.
There will be a specific focus on the NASA Indigenous Peoples from Norte de Cauca Colombia, intersectional violence generated against women and girls, and the Dique Canal megaproject.
Chair: Sara Chandler, Professor and founder of Colombian Caravana of Lawyers. In 2016 was made an Honorary Queens Counsel for her human right work.
Join in a conversation with three Colombian human rights defenders Nasa Indigenous leader, Margarita Hilamo, Lawyer specialising in the Prevention of Sexual Violence, Carolina Solano, and Lizeth Trejos, coordinator of the Observatory of Human Rights and Violence against Women of the Association of Indigenous Councils of Northern Cauca. The speakers…