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"I Defend Rights": New exhibition opening in Colombia

The Norwegian Human Rights Fund is very proud to announce that the exhibition "Yo Defiendo Derechos"- made in collaboration with Memria and Foundation WeAre, will open at Casa de la Memoria in Medellín, Colombia. The exhibition uses oral testimonies from human rights defenders to invite the visitors to put them themselves in the place of those who dedicate their lives to defend human rights.

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Defending human rights during a pandemic: An additional challenge for organizations in Colombia

Defending human rights is a complicated task for many defenders around the world. If one also live in Colombia, a country with an armed conflict that has lasted for more than 60 years and in addition being the third most affected by COVID-19 in Latin America, this mission becomes even more difficult for defenders in the country.

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Organizations supported by the NHRF are nominated for the National Human Rights Award in Colombia 2020

The organizations Diakonia and Act Iglesia Sueca annually recognize the work of human rights defenders and organizations in Colombia.

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Colombian HRDs call for full compliance with Colombian Peace Accords on the Anniversary of UN Resolution 1325

Women human rights defenders reaffirmed the importance of developing the gender-focused commitments contained in the Peace Accords that the Colombian government signed with the now-extinct FARC guerrilla.

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#WPS: Creating connections: empowering rural women in human rights leadership

Women-led organizations often work to empower women to utilize their leadership skills, knowledge, and the power they possess as changemakers to claim their human rights and to build stronger communities.

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Enforced disappearances: The need to open space for civil society to participate in decision-making processes

On August 30, we commemorate the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances. This egregious crime is one that not only affects or impacts an individual, but instead, families, communities and countries have through history been torn apart by this crime. In several countries, enforced disappearances have been used as a strategy to spread terror within society.

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