These are difficult times for many people in Colombia and your support for JFC’s work has never been more vital.
Colombia has recorded over 1.1 million cases of COVID-19 while an estimated five million people have lost their jobs. Trade unions and social organisations are calling for emergency relief measures to help people get through the crisis. Stay informed on COVID-19 in Colombia here.
In terms of human rights, 2020 appears on course to be Colombia’s most violent year since the peace agreement was signed in 2016. More than 250 social activists have been killed in 2020 and the country has seen over 70 massacres, more than double last year’s entire figure. Stay informed on human rights issues here.
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Colombian activist Cristian Delgado interviewed by JFC. JFC spoke to prominent human rights activist Cristian Delgado about the crisis in Colombia. Cristian is based in Cauca, one of the regions worst-impacted by violence.
JFC/TUC’s online event ‘Peace and Human Rights in Colombia’
JFC and the TUC hosted an online event on the current situation in Colombia. We were joined by some of the most significant actors in the peace process to explore how the international community can support it and tackle violations against human and trade union rights in Colombia.
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