13 May 2020
Last 27th April was the 10th anniversary of the deaths of Bety Cariño and Jyri Jaakkola1, two human rights defenders and activists murdered during the Humanitarian Caravan and Human Rights Observation Mission near the indigenous community of San Juan Copala in the State of Oaxaca. Their families and civil society organizations are still calling for justice 10 years after the tragic events.
5 May 2020
Mother's Day is celebrated in Mexico on May 10. However, for the mothers of disappeared people, this date is not cause for celebration, but rather a day of struggle and reclamation due to the absence of their loved ones. For almost 10 years, together with families of disappeared people, they have convened the March for National Dignity "Mothers looking for their sons, daughters, truth and justice", to call attention to the fact that not everyone can celebrate this day as they wish, while demanding the need for truth and justice from the State.
6 April 2020
In the year 2000, at a time when there was still no international presence in the state of Guerrero, PBI began its first accompaniments to local human rights organisations. Five years had already passed since the first petitions for accompaniment were made to International Service for Peace (SIPAZ), located in Chiapas since the Zapatista uprising in 1994.
8 May 2019
See our new Global Report about the work of all PBI entities across the world in 2018. Find out about our project work in Latin America, Africa and Asia as well as stories from the human rights defenders we accompany. Also see our financial summary, information about where our volunteers come from and the donors who make our work possible.