Profiles a social leader, and the dangers she faces, in a poor neighborhood on the outskirts of Bogotá.
Somos Defensores’ report about attacks on social leaders during the first six months of 2020. The organization counts 95 murders, the largest number it had ever recorded during the first half of a year.
Finds that failures to implement the peace accord are endangering the lives of human rights defenders.
Documenting the causes of attacks on social leaders in post-conflict Colombia, and necessary steps for their protection.
Outlines the current challenges of Colombia’s peace process, across the board, and makes recommendations for U.S. policy.
The Bogotá-based think tank counts 166 social leaders and 36 former FARC combatants murdered so far in 2020.
Examines how Colombian judicial authorities can improve their protection of human rights defenders and hold masterminds accountable.
Finds a 55 percent increase in deaths from political violence during the first half of 2020, compared with the first half of 2019.
A report identifying bottlenecks faced by the Colombian judicial system in its efforts to hold accountable masterminds of crimes against human rights defenders.
CERAC, a Bogotá-based think-tank with an extensive database of conflict information, finds a large increase in politically motivated killings during the first five months of 2020.
The 2019 report on attacks on social leaders and human rights defenders produced by Somos Defensores, a coalition of human rights groups.
An overview of conflict trends during the first four months of 2020. Notes some decrease in overall violence amid the COVID-19 pandemic, with armed groups enforcing restrictions and social leaders facing even more attacks.
CERAC, a Bogotá-based think-tank with an extensive database of conflict information, finds an increase in deaths from politically motivated violence in April, compared to February and March.
An accounting of acts of violence against local political and social leaders around the country. The MOE counts 41 killings of such leaders during the first three months of 2020.
CERAC, a Bogotá-based think-tank with an extensive database of conflict information, finds the same number of politically motivated murders in March as in February.
Researcher Carolina Naranjo Escobar highlights the importance of social leaders for local-level state building, and steps that Colombia’s government must take to protect them.
CERAC, a Bogotá-based think-tank with an extensive database of conflict information, finds some reduction in politically motivated murders in February compared to December and January.
CERAC, a Bogotá-based think-tank with an extensive database of conflict information, finds a 33 percent reduction in political killings from 2018 to 2019, despite an increase in threats.