Search

Report: 331 environmental defenders murdered in 2020; more than half were in Colombia

Impunity still reigns when it comes to the murders of human rights defenders around the world, according to the Front Line Defenders organization, in its global analysis of 2020. The analysis examined 331 homicides of leaders who fight for the defense of the land, the environment, Indigenous peoples, women and the LGBTIQ community. Of these, 177 cases occurred in Colombia.


During the COVID-19 pandemic, defenders have been exposed not only to the day-to-day risks they face from their work and the virus, but also to pressure from governments to control information.


https://news.mongabay.com/2021/03/over-half-of-global-environmental-defender-murders-in-2020-in-colombia-report/

Recent Posts

See All

 © 2021 George Wright Society
info@georgewright.org

 

  • Twitter Clean
  • White Instagram Icon